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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)

Selecting content for a feed

What if some of your site content is secure, or available only to premium subscribers? No problem! We're going to look at a way to filter the content selected for the feed, or, conversely, filter out content that you do not want selected. 

We're going to create three feeds. The first thing we need to decide upon is what content the feed will contain...which means determining the selection criteria. 

One of our feeds is destined for the pet-loving community. It will contain any of our articles related to pets.

Our second feed is for travelers. It will contain any of our articles related to travel.

Finally, our third feed will contain any article that not included in the first two feeds.