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Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide

By : J. Ayen Green
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Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide

By: J. Ayen Green

Overview of this book

Drupal is a powerful content management platform, ?exible enough to accommodate almost any content requirements. This ?exibility comes with a cost: complexity. Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide will clear your path from installation to a building usable site in minutes, and to a customized site in one sitting. You will begin with installation of Drupal and going through the main sections of the Drupal UI. Then, you will create a content type that describes its content, which simplifies the act of creating and editing the actual content later. You will learn about user roles, using real-world examples. This will help you to learn how to design roles, and how to assign appropriate permissions to them. Next, you will learn to use the WYSIWYG editor, configure it for other roles, navigate the various fields on the content creation form, and publish content. To begin to appreciate the ?exibility and expandability of Drupal, you will make use of popular content-focused modules that extend Drupal's power. You will learn how to expand your market to other readers directly and through other sites by configuring content and UI translations and creating a View that provides an RSS feed. Finally, you will put everything together by customizing the home page for your new website.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Translating content

In this section, we'll create a short new article to use for our example. Navigate to /node/create/article. For my title, I'll enter My Favorite Time. For the body, I've put Dawn is my favorite time of the day. Note that below the Body text field there is a language selector. Since it is defaulting to English, I'll leave it unchanged and save my article. If you still have Content moderation active, don't forget to save your article as Published rather than Draft.

In order to provide content translations, we need to enable Content translation. Let's navigate to Extend (/admin/modules) and do that. 

With content translation enabled, we have two ways in which to begin a translation: the Translate tab, that will now be present beside the View, Edit, and Delete tabs when viewing the content, or, as a Translate option via the admin content page, /admin/content, on each Operations selection. Use either to proceed to the translations list for your article.

My translations list looks...