Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide

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Learn
  • Create and customize Drupal structures, such as menus, tags, and content categories
  • Extend Drupal's capabilities with add-on modules
  • Administer site users, their roles, and the actions to which they are granted access
  • Understand user roles and permissions
  • Create, edit, and publish content
  • Use Views for custom content selection and display
  • Expand your audience with custom RSS feeds
  • Configure a home page with meaningful sections for a better UX
About

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.

Features
  • Build a great Drupal website easily
  • How to structure, create and maintain different types of content
  • Design roles for secure editing of your site
Page Count 128
Course Length 3 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781789340310
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2018

Authors

J. Ayen Green

J. Ayen Green is a software architect, developer, author, poet, and rascal. He is the author of titles including Drupal 7 Views Cookbook, Drupal 6 Content Administration, and Drupal 6 Attachment Views. Green enjoys nature, critters, photography, the arts, experiencing other cultures, riding horses, and discovering new ales. He and his wife, Sofia-Aileen, make their home in Atlanta when they're not traveling. Track him down @accidentalcoder or theaccidentalcoder (dot) com.