Getting started with Drupal 8 administration

This section is an introduction to site administration for new Drupal 8 users. It covers the use of the administrator account and offers suggestions on where to start.

Understanding the administrator account

At the end of the installation process, the person who performed the installation is automatically logged into the site with the administrator account. You may see the administrator account referred to as "User 1". This administrative account is automatically given all privileges for managing content and administering the site. The best practice is not to share this account. You can always grant users permissions by assigning them to certain roles.

Where to start

Administrators will generally need to address the following areas in a new site.

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Drupal as E-Commerce for 2 Sites

Hi all! General Question on Drupal -

Can you share the drupal cms with multiple websites that share the same content.

Example: client has 2 websites. 1 has more product range than the other, but both share the same product range and pricing e.t.c?

PS - tried searching the current info but couldn't find any :( Please point me in the right direction if this information has already been posted up. Cheers!

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It would be nice if we could..

If there was a module to leverage the new cloud storage system provided by Kim Dotcom.

Something with similar functionality to what the Amazon S3 Module does or being able to use it as Drupal's private_fs to store files onto. No idea how big of a development task it would be to accomplish something like this (sysadmin here), but throwing it out there.

Varnish VCL for Drupal

Hello All,

We have a client who is looking to implement Varnish in front of their CMS, as the site is very busy and using up a lot of resources on content which is only updated daily.

Does anyone have a bang on varnish VCL for drupal 8 and Varnish 3

Many thanks in advance for your help.


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