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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 the user interface

Now, we know how to provide translated content, but what about the rest of the page, like the menus? A link like Contact means little to someone who doesn't speak English. Fortunately, Drupal provides us with the means to translate the UI. 

We've already enabled the Interface Translation module. We just need to configure it. Navigate to Config (/admin/config) and click the User interface translation link in theRegional and Languagesection.

So far, the actions that were necessary to provide translated content have been fairly simple. So, you're probably expecting a button to click that will translate all of the prompts and menus in the UI. Sorry... not gonna happen. 

The configuration interface allows you to enter a translation string for each string that Drupal finds in the core and modules interfaces. You can use this page, and the many, many, many other pages to translate each, or you can export the list of strings and enter translations all into one file and...