Mastering Drupal 8 Views

Sub-title: 
Build sophisticated displays of your Drupal content, all without programming
Authors: 
Publisher: 
Packt Publication
Publication date: 
2016-05
Page count: 
250
ISBN-13: 
9781785886966

Accelerate your development process using Drupal 8 Views through this advanced, practical guide.

Key features

  • A practical, step-by-step guide with illustrative examples to give you a clear understanding of Drupal 8 views
  • Get the only book on the market that talks about Drupal 8 views and their importance for developers
  • Get an understanding of how views work and how they help to create modular applications

Topic and description

Learn how to build complex displays of content—all without programming.

Views was used on more than 80% of all Drupal 7 sites; now it is part of the Drupal 8 core. While many site builders and site owners are aware of Views, they don't understand how to take full advantage of its power to create many amazing pages and blocks. If they are using Views, they might build 10 different view displays with different filters, without knowing that a contextual filter would require only a single display.

Using our sample company, we'll take its existing content and evolve an ever more complex and powerful website for that company, starting with adapting the administration the user sees and moving on to making complex pages of information for site visitors.

While the book is written for Drupal 8, the similarities between Views in Drupal 7 and 8 make this a useful reference for Drupal 7 site builders also.

What you will learn

  • Create displays of content that are automatically updated when you add new content
  • Show maps and rotating image carousels on your site
  • Combine content to create composite displays using the same data in different ways
  • Use fields from more than one content type to create powerful views of multi-table data
  • Modify the field data being displayed, combining it in different ways or changing the HTML that might be normally generated
  • Add headers and footers above and below a views display
  • Make the output of your view look exactly as the designer specifies
  • Change the order in which a list of content is displayed, and limit the content shown to certain content types or values
  • Filter content using values passed to the view in the URL, making a single view work in different ways

Drupal 8 Development Cookbook

Sub-title: 
Over 60 hands-on recipes to get you acquainted with Drupal 8’s features and help you harness its power
Authors: 
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2016-03
Page count: 
220
ISBN-13: 
978-1785881473

With Drupal 8’s recent release and the exciting features it brings, this book will be your go-to guide to experimenting with all of these features through helpful recipes.

We’ll start by showing you how to customize and configure the Drupal environment as per your requirements, as well as how to install third-party libraries and then use them in the Drupal environment. Then we will move on to creating blocks and custom modules with the help of libraries. We will show you to use the latest mobile-first feature of Drupal 8, which will help you make your apps responsive across all the major platforms. This book will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps.

Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop

Sub-title: 
Make the switch to Backdrop, the powerful, stable alternative to Drupal
Authors: 
Publisher: 
Apress
Publication date: 
2015-12
Page count: 
89
ISBN-13: 
978-1484217597

Migrate an existing Drupal 6 or 7 website to Backdrop and discover why you should consider using Backdrop when building a new website. You'll learn what Backdrop is, how to install and configure Backdrop, and create and manage content. Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop focuses on the user who is responsible for building, maintaining, and managing an organization's website and who is interested in Backdrop’s ability to meet their site’s requirements.

There is a major shift in the open source CMS market and Backdrop is emerging as a significant force. The Drupal team's decision to rebuild Drupal 8 on Symfony has many developers and organizations in a quandary – do you learn a whole new framework and undertake the effort of migrating to Drupal 8, stay on Drupal 7 which will at some point be officially unsupported, or adopt Backdrop as their go-forward strategic platform? There is also a large mid-market that may not have the ability to scale up with the skills required to support Drupal 8 (Symfony), making Backdrop a viable and attractive alternative.

By reading this book, you will:

  • Understand why you should use Backdrop and the power of the platform
  • Quickly build confidence in your ability to use Backdrop
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Backdrop
  • Understand the process for migrating a Drupal 6 or 7 site to Backdrop

Learning Drupal 8

Sub-title: 
Create complex websites quickly and easily through the building blocks of Drupal 8, the most powerful version of Drupal yet
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2016-01
Page count: 
330
ISBN-13: 
978-1782168751
  • Build complete, complex websites with no prior knowledge of web development entirely using the intuitive Drupal user interface
  • Follow a practical case study chapter-by-chapter to construct a complete website as you progress
  • Ensure your sites are modern, responsive and mobile-friendly through utilizing the full features available in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners

Authors: 
Publisher: 
Apress
Publication date: 
2015-09
Page count: 
364
ISBN-13: 
9781430264668

Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners is your definitive guide to starting from scratch with Drupal even if you have little web knowledge. This book teaches you the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP in relation to Drupal, so that you can begin to use this popular CMS with all of its features.
You will first learn how to set up and customize a basic blog using Drupal, one of the most powerful and popular content management systems available today. From there you will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP, and apply this knowledge to create your own custom Drupal module. You will learn how to build, style, and add functionality to your own Drupal module from scratch. You will then use Drush to apply a theme to Drupal, customizing everything to your liking, before publishing your work to the world. The book also covers some more advanced topics that beginners often ask about, such as getting set up with Git and using source control, using MySQL to interact with a database, and a guide to getting up and running with Linux.
Rarely has all the knowledge required to start with Drupal been collated in one place as it is in Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners. You need no prior knowledge of the web, only a desire to learn. The book is fully supported by video material on the author's website. Start your Drupal journey with this book today!

Beginning Drupal 8

Authors: 
Publisher: 
Apress
Publication date: 
2015-09
Page count: 
316
ISBN-13: 
9781430265801

Beginning Drupal 8 teaches you how to build, maintain, and manage Drupal 8-based web sites. The book covers using Drupal when building a new web site, what Drupal is, installing and configuring Drupal, creating and managing content, managing users, adding functionality to your web site through Drupal modules, and more advanced topics on using themes, panels, and views. The book also builds practical examples of common Drupal sites, such as a company website, a community website, and a commerce website, that you can take and expand on to create your own Drupal 8 sites.

By reading this book, you will understand the power of the Drupal platform, and why you should be using Drupal if you're not already. Through following the samples in the book, you will quickly build your confidence and your ability to use Drupal. Beginning Drupal 8 gives you the knowledge necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Drupal 8.

What you’ll learn

  • What Drupal is and why you should use it
  • How to install a basic Drupal web site from scratch
  • How to create content in your new Drupal web site
  • How to manage users on your new Drupal web site
  • How to change the look and feel of your new Drupal web site through themes
  • How to install and configure modules

Who this book is for

This book is for nontechnical users who need to use Drupal 8 to manage content, as well as developers who are new to Drupal 8.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction to Drupal
  2. Creating and Managing Content
  3. Creating and Managing Users
  4. Creating and Using Taxonomy
  5. Creating Content Types
  6. Creating and Using Views
  7. Creating and Using Page Payouts
  8. Creating and Using Menus
  9. Creating and Using Blocks
  10. Theming Your Site
  11. Making Your Site Responsive
  12. Extending Your Site Through Contributed Modules
  13. The Anatomy of a Module
  14. Using Multilingual
  15. Administering Your Drupal Site
  16. Using Drush
  17. Using Git
  18. Putting It All Together
  19. Building a Blog Site
  20. Building a Company Website
  21. Building a Community Website
  22. Building a Commerce Website

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