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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)

Why feeds?

What is a feed? RSS stands for Rich Site Summary. The word "feed" has many meanings. In our context, the meaning to consider is the one that you've probably heard in regards to broadcast television. For example, there could be an event happening outside London that is being covered by a local network. That network then allows other networks and stations to tap into their continuous broadcast, when desired. That continuous broadcast is referred to as a feed, in that it is "food" for another to consume. On the internet, a feed is much the same. A site provides its content in a stream that is pulled (requested) by a site that wants to use that content. That stream is a feed.

Some feeds provide news content. Some are e-commerce feeds that provide products that any registered e-commerce site can sell for a commission. Some simply provide articles on topics of interest to the readers of sites that consume the feeds.

So, why would you want to provide a feed for your site?


Exposure. Providing...