Beginning Drupal 8

Authors: 
Publisher: 
Apress
Publication date: 
2014-05
Page count: 
400
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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Drush for Developers, 2nd Edition

Sub-title: 
Effectively manage Drupal projects using Drush
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2015-01
Page count: 
164
ISBN-13: 
978-1784393786

Drush for Developers, Second Edition, takes common challenges in Drupal projects and solves them using Drush. This book starts with the different installation approaches for Drush and its command structure. It then moves on to perhaps the trickiest challenge in Drupal projects: keeping code and configuration together during a project's lifetime. Next, we will deep dive into the tasks needed to keep a website under control and learn how to run, automate, and monitor them effectively.

Error validating and debugging our Drush commands is a must and this book has a whole chapter on that topic. The magic of managing remote Drupal projects through Drush site aliases is explained in the following chapters through a practical example. Finally, the book wraps up by putting in practice all the concepts covered in previous chapters in order to implement a development workflow for a team.

Drupal 8 Configuration Management

Sub-title: 
Make the most out of Drupal 8’s coolest new feature – the Configuration Management system
Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2015-03
Page count: 
148
ISBN-13: 
9781783985203

With all the complex configuration options of Drupal, the Configuration Management system allows you to keep track of your configuration and move configuration changes between several development environments with ease. Its API allows you to add your own configuration settings within a custom module.

Drupal 8 Configuration Management will teach you everything you need to know about the Configuration Management system and get you started with using its features quickly, whether you are a Drupal site administrator with no programming knowledge or a seasoned developer. Starting at defining what Configuration Management actually means and why you should be using it, the book also covers how site administrators can make the most out of it without any programming knowledge. For more advanced users with programming skills, the book explains how to use the API to add custom configuration and how to upgrade custom modules to use the new Configuration Management. The book also covers some essential tools and best practices.

After reading the book, you will be able to write schema files for custom configurations, make use of the Configuration Management API, and upgrade modules to the new Configuration Management systems. Additionally, you will learn how to migrate configuration from Drupal 6 and 7 to Drupal 8 and how to manage configuration for multilingual websites.

Drush for Developers - Second Edition

Sub-title: 
Effectively manage Drupal projects using Drush
Authors: 

Juampy Novillo Requena

Publisher: 
Packt Publishing
Publication date: 
2015-01
Page count: 
180
ISBN-13: 
9781784393786

You Will Learn to

  • Update the database of a Drupal project to reflect changes in the codebase
  • Optimize, execute, and monitor periodic and one-off tasks
  • Browse through Drush and Drupal's hook implementations and functions
  • Implement a roll-back mechanism on your commands to handle errors
  • Define a group of site aliases to manage all the environments of your Drupal project
  • Create shell aliases and adjust the default behavior of frequent commands
  • Set up a development workflow for a team

In Detail

Drush for Developers, Second Edition, takes common challenges in Drupal projects and solves them using Drush. This book starts with the different installation approaches for Drush and its command structure. It then moves on to perhaps the trickiest challenge in Drupal projects: keeping code and configuration together during a project's lifetime. Next, we will deep dive into the tasks needed to keep a website under control and learn how to run, automate, and monitor them effectively.

Error validating and debugging our Drush commands is a must and this book has a whole chapter on that topic. The magic of managing remote Drupal projects through Drush site aliases is explained in the following chapters through a practical example. Finally, the book wraps up by putting in practice all the concepts covered in previous chapters in order to implement a development workflow for a team.

Who This Book Is For

This book is a best fit for backend developers with a basic knowledge of Drupal's APIs and some experience using the command line. Perhaps you already worked on one or two Drupal projects, but have never dived deep into Drush's toolset. In any case, this book will give you a lot of advice by covering real-world challenges in Drupal projects that can be solved using Drush.

Expert in Drupal 7. Advanced

Sub-title: 
Course in creation and administration of Websites with Drupal 7
Authors: 

Fran Gil

Publisher: 
Forcontu
Publication date: 
2014-11
Page count: 
505
ISBN-13: 
9788494276330

Advanced level is intended for PHP and MySQL developers who have also had a prior contact with Drupal. This level is designed for Website developers who work for for third parties or for those entrepreneurs with an advanced technical level who wish to launch their own business ideas.

Contents:

  • 41. Drupal development best practices
  • 42. Tools for developers
  • 43. Drupal Architecture
  • 44. Creating modules
  • 45. Database access and database schemas
  • 46. Menu system
  • 47. Creating forms
  • 48. Programming blocks
  • 49. Programming users and permissions
  • 50. Programming content types
  • 51. Programming entities and fields
  • 52. Programming actions and triggers
  • 53. Working with Files
  • 54. Search system
  • 55. Translating modules
  • 56. Creating themes
  • 57. Using jQuery and Ajax
  • 58. Features
  • 59. Installation Profiles
  • 60. Contributing to the Drupal Community

Expert in Drupal 7. Intermediate

Sub-title: 
Course in creation and administration of Websites with Drupal 7
Authors: 

Fran Gil

Publisher: 
Forcontu
Publication date: 
2014-11
Page count: 
653
ISBN-13: 
9788494276316

The Intermediate level complements the beginner level. It is aimed at people who already had previous contact with Drupal and want to understand it in depth and make better use of its full potential. Completing this level is very useful for building professional Websites with features that go far beyond company webs or personal blogs. Programming knowledge is not required to study intermediate level.

Contents:

  • 21. Creating forms with Webform
  • 22. Advanced content types
  • 23. Views
  • 24. Automatic image processing
  • 25. Extending menus with additional modules
  • 26. Extending blocks with additional modules
  • 27. Panels
  • 28. Display Suite
  • 29. Customizing Themes
  • 30. Actions and Triggers
  • 31. Rules
  • 32. Defining contexts
  • 33. Extending users
  • 34. Workflow
  • 35. Multilingual sites
  • 36. E-commerce: Introduction to Ubercart and Drupal Commerce
  • 37. SEO Positioning with Drupal
  • 38. Social tools: voting and sharing content
  • 39. Newsletter Subscription
  • 40. Other Features

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