Drupal 8 SEO

Sub-title: 
The Visual, Step-by-Step Guide to Drupal Search Engine Optimization
Authors: 

Ben Finklea
with Foreword by Dries Buytaert

Publisher: 
Volacci Corporation
Publication date: 
2017-01
Page count: 
298
ISBN-13: 
978-1-946017-0

Drupal 8 is great for SEO…if you know which modules to install and exactly how to configure them. That’s where Drupal 8 SEO comes in. With over 150 images to guide you every step of the way, this book delivers the knowledge you need to get your site listed and ranking high in the search engines.

Learn how to Search Engine Optimize your Drupal 8 website with this visual, step-by-step guide. Get the exact modules, settings, and configurations your site needs to get the best possible rankings in Google and other search engines.

Drupal 8 SEO is a brand new offering from Ben Finklea that will teach marketers and developers what’s needed to make Drupal 8 deliver perfectly optimized web pages. Generate traffic, leads, and revenue like never before with Drupal.

Created to accompany the Drupal 8 SEO Checklist module, this book takes you through the exact steps that Ben has used for years to get top results for both national brands and small companies. It explains the SEO process created by the experts at Drupal SEO agency, Volacci, and how it can be used by any organization large or small to grow traffic, leads, and revenues. The process covers:

• Drupal 8 SEO Checklist
• Tools to do SEO faster
• Redirects
• URLs and paths
• Title tags and Metatags
• XML Sitemaps
• Setting up Google Analytics the right way
• Schema.org for enhanced Google listings
• Better internal linking
• Validating HTML and CSS
• Fixing broken incoming links
• Page-by-page keyword optimization
• Figuring out what worked in Google
• How to secure and speed up Drupal for higher rankings
• Mobile ranking with AMP
• Social link building with AddToAny
• …and more!

Heavy on how-to and light on long explanations, this book is for the marketer or site owner who wants to hit the ground running without a lot of reading or time spent learning SEO basics.

With over 150 images to guide you every step of the way, Drupal 8 SEO delivers the knowledge you need to get your site listed and ranking high in the search engines.

Still not sure if you need this book? If at least 3 of these are true, this book is for you:

1. You’ve got a Drupal 8 website. Either you took it over, your company built it, or you’re about to launch a new endeavor and Drupal 8 is the right technology you need to get the job done.
2. You need a Drupal 8 SEO shortcut. This book is the shortcut to getting your Drupal 8 website optimized, ranking, and working for your business.
3. You already use the Drupal 8 SEO Checklist module. I created this book to be a supplement to the SEO Checklist module for Drupal 8. If you’re already using the module, this book is for you.
4. You’ve invested a lot in Drupal 8 already. All the hard work your team has done to create a great website will go to waste if you don’t generate a steady flow of customers ready to buy, sign up, or join.
5. You’re not looking for an SEO education. This book is short on SEO “whys” and long on Drupal 8 “how-tos”. Instead of rehashing common SEO concepts, I’ve linked to trusted online resources that explain the basics.
6. You’ve SEO’d another platform and need to SEO Drupal. Drupal does SEO differently. This book will empower you to be more productive and successful using Drupal best practices (also known as The Drupal Way).
7. You can implement a solid SEO strategy yourself. This book will help you implement that strategy.
8. You need to rank in the search engines. Ranking well in Google matters. A lot. It’s not an afterthought - or at least it shouldn’t be - it’s at the forefront of your mind as a marketer.
9. Winning matters to you. Companies that rank well in Google win. Companies that don’t rank are not even in the running - it’s just that simple.
10. You’re a visual person. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so there are over 150 Drupal 8 screenshots in this book. My goal is for you to see exactly what to do, where to click, and how things work.

If you’re ready for results with the minimum of hassle, Drupal 8 SEO will lead the way to a successful SEO marketing campaign on your website.

Drupal Security Best Practices

Sub-title: 
A Practical Guide
Authors: 

Mike Gifford

Publisher: 
OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
Publication date: 
2015-09
Page count: 
80
ISBN-13: 
978-1-365-0971

The need for organizations to understand security has never been higher, unfortunately bad assumptions have lead to many sites being left very vulnerable to attack.

OpenConcept developed this best practices guide to provide a starting point to look at when thinking about the security of your website. Much of the information required to secure Drupal is common across most web servers, so even if you are not currently using the Drupal CMS, this document may be useful. There is of course a technical element, but many of the principals are things which need to be understood clearly by everyone.

Security needs to be regularly re-evaluated. This book does not include coding best practices, but there are many references included in this document for those looking to learn more.

This guide has lots of practical tips for experienced web developers and systems administrators, but also contains information for managers. We've tried to include useful examples of how to implement these best practices. There are lots of links to other resources for people who want to learn more.

In the latest release we've expanded information about Drupal 8, included information about crackers, and highlighted security regulations that you may need to comply with. We've expanded the Drupal section to explain in more detail how to evaluate Drupal modules and themes for security.

You don't need to be a security expert to get value from this document as everyone benefits from having a better understanding of web security.

Drupal 8 Development: Beginner's Guide

Sub-title: 
Explore the new features of Drupal 8 through practical and interesting examples while building a fully functional recipe sharing website
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2016-07
Page count: 
398
ISBN-13: 
978-1785284885

Drupal is one of the most popular platforms with which to develop websites. With more and more organizations looking to build engaging digital experience for their stakeholders, the Drupal Content Management System offers a mobile-first platform with native support for integrations, better performance, and scalability. The new version brings significant changes to its module development and theme creation techniques, improving performance and refining the development experience.

This book will help you develop your own website using Drupal 8 in a step-by-step manner. You’ll start off by setting up your development environment, enabling you to begin writing custom code for a Drupal-powered website through PHPStorm. You will learn about configuration management and creating custom content types before exploring the HTML5 features included with Drupal 8.

You will then get familiar with Drupal 8’s mobile-first features, explore the built-in WYSIWYG and in-line editing capabilities of Drupal 8, and enhance the overall authoring experience. Later, you will create and enhance a Media Entity Lightbox module, before taking an in-depth look at the Views module.

We then cover some advanced search concepts and walk you through the installation and integration of the Java-based Apache Solr search engine. Finally, you will explore and configure the built-in support for REST and extend its support by installing the RESTful module. By the end of the book, you will have created a recipe sharing website while gaining a solid understanding of development best practices for Drupal 8.

What you will learn

  • Set up your Drupal development environment
  • Brush up on your understanding of the concepts of object-oriented programming, module development, and test-driven development
  • Install and configure Drupal, add new content type, and work through lot of dummy content to create listing pages using views
  • Enhance the content author’s user experience and custom block
  • Find out about field Type API and explore custom theme development
  • Manage various media types in Drupal for your content-rich website

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

Learning Drupal 8

Sub-title: 
Create complex websites quickly and easily using the building blocks of Drupal 8, the most powerful version of Drupal yet
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2016
Page count: 
328
ISBN-13: 
978-1782168751

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

If you want to learn to use Drupal 8 for the first time, or you are transitioning over from a previous version of Drupal, this is the book for you. No knowledge of PHP, MySQL, or HTML is assumed or required

What You Will Learn

  • Set up a local “stack” development environment and install your first Drupal 8 site
  • Find out what is available in Drupal 8 core
  • Define content types and taxonomies—and find out when you should do so
  • Use the powerful Views module
  • Get hands-on with image and media handling
  • Extend Drupal using custom community modules
  • Develop the look and feel of your website using Drupal themes
  • Manage site users and permissions

In Detail

Drupal 8 sets a new standard for ease of use, while offering countless new ways to tailor and deploy your content to the Web. Drupal 8 allows user to easily customize data structures, listings, and pages, and take advantage of new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building APIs, and adapting to multilingual needs.

The book takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. Start with the basics, such as setting up a local “stack” development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then move on to image and media handling, and extending Drupal modules. Push your knowledge by getting to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and learning to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal.

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.

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