Drupal 8 Development Cookbook

Author: Matt Glaman

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785887556

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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Over 60 hands-on recipes that get you acquainted with Drupal 8's features and help you harness its power About This Book Discover the enhanced content authoring experience that comes with Drupal 8 and how to customize it Take advantage of the broadened multilingual and tools of the new version to provide an internationalized website This step-by-step guide will show you how to deploy from development, staging, and production of a website with Drupal 8's brand new configuration management system Who This Book Is For This book is for those have been working with Drupal, such as site builders, back-end developers, and front-end developers, and who are eager to see what awaits when they start using Drupal 8 What You Will Learn Extend Drupal through contributed or custom modules and themes Develop an internationalized website with Drupal's multilingual tools Integrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with Drupal Turn Drupal into a web services provider using REST Create a mobile-first responsive Drupal application Run SimpleTest and PHPUnit to test Drupal Understand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionality Get to grips with the mechanics of the configuration management system and the ability to import and export site configuration In Detail Began as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. 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 Style and approach This practical, recipe-based book will provide you with actionable techniques and methods to improve your existing Drupal development skills. It will get you started with Drupal 8 and will be your reference guide to building new applications with Drupal.

Drupal 8 Development: Beginner's Guide

Author: Neeraj Kumar,Tassos Koutlas,Samuel Keen,Edward Crompton,Krishna Kanth,Rakesh James,Malabya Tewari,Kurt Madel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286269

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Develop your programming skills by creating engaging websites using Drupal 8 About This Book Explore the new features of Drupal 8 through practical and interesting examples while building a fully functional recipe sharing website Learn about web content management, multi-media integration, and the newly introduced native web services in Drupal 8 A hands-on, example-driven guide to developing Drupal websites that covers everything from site building, theme development, creating custom modules, as well as the development environment Who This Book Is For If you are a developer who wants to use Drupal to enhance your website project and web application to manage content, this book is for you. Whether you are new to Drupal or an experienced web developer, you will be able to master both basic configuration and advanced module development in Drupal through this book. 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach Each chapter provides examples in a sequential manner from basic to advanced, and each example is explained using easy-to-understand language and a step-by-step approach. This programming experience will enable you to create a wide range of content authoring as well as end user experience.

Drupal 8 Module Development

Build and customize Drupal 8 modules and extensions efficiently

Author: Daniel Sipos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782168788

Category: Computers

Page: 566

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Learn to create and customize impressive Drupal 8 modules to extend your website's functionalities About This Book Unleash the power of Drupal 8 programming by creating efficient modules and extensions Explore a plethora of Drupal 8 APIs and get the best out of them using the power of PHP coding Learn to implement efficient data management and data security by creating dedicated modules for it. Who This Book Is For The primary target of this book is Drupal developers who want to learn how to write modules and carry out development in Drupal 8. It is also intended for Drupal site builders and PHP developers who have basic Object Oriented Programming skills. A little bit of Symfony experience is helpful but not mandatory. What You Will Learn Write a Drupal 8 module with custom functionality and hook into various extension points Master numerous Drupal 8 sub-systems and APIs Model, store, and manipulate data in various ways and for various purposes Display data and content in a presentable and secure way Learn about the theme system and render arrays In Detail Drupal is an open source web-based content management system (CMS) that can be used for building anything from simple websites to complex applications. It enables individuals and organizations to build platforms that engage users and deliver the right content at the right time. Drupal 8 is an exciting new development in the Drupal community. However, the differences from the previous version are substantial and this can put quite some pressure on Drupal 7 developers that need to catch up. This book aims to help such developers in getting up to speed with Drupal 8 module development. The book first introduces you to the Drupal 8 architecture and its subsystems before diving into creating your first module with basic functionality. Building upon that, you will cover many core APIs and functionalities available to module developers. You will work with the Drupal logging and mailing systems, learn how to output data using the theme layer and work with menus and links programmatically. Then, you will learn how to work with different kinds of data storages, create custom entities, field types and leverage the Database API for lower level database queries. Moreover, you will learn about the Drupal 8 access system and caching layer as well as the APIs used for data processing (queues and batches). You will further see how to introduce javascript into your module, work with the various file systems and ensure the code you write works on multilingual sites. Finally, you will learn how to programmatically work with Views, write automated tests for your functionality and also write secure code in general. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to develop your own custom module from scratch that can help solve a small problem or even provide complex functionality. And who knows, maybe you'll even contribute it back to the Drupal community. Style and approach This book aims to introduce PHP developers to programming concepts specific to Drupal 8 to get them started on writing their own functionality with Drupal 8 and create efficient Drupal 8 modules and extensions.

Drupal 8 Development Cookbook

Harness the power of Drupal 8 with this recipe-based practical guide

Author: Matt Glaman

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788299221

Category: Computers

Page: 430

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Over 60 hands-on recipes that get you acquainted with Drupal 8's features and help you harness its power About This Book Discover the enhanced content authoring experience that comes with Drupal 8 and how to customize it Take advantage of the broadened multilingual and tools of the new version to provide an internationalized website This step-by-step guide will show you how to deploy from development, staging, and production of a website with Drupal 8's brand new configuration management system Who This Book Is For The audience of the Drupal 8 Cookbook have been using Drupal and are ready to get a grasp of what to expect in Drupal 8. They have worked with Drupal as site builders, back-end developers, and front-end developers and are eager to see what awaits when they start using Drupal 8. This book will be a resource that allows them to get started and have a reference to building new applications with Drupal. What You Will Learn Extend Drupal through contributed or custom modules and themes Develop an internationalized website with Drupal's multilingual tools Integrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with Drupal Turn Drupal into a web services provider using REST Create a mobile-first responsive Drupal application Run SimpleTest and PHPUnit to test Drupal Understand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionality Get to grips with the mechanics of the configuration management system and the ability to import and export site configuration In Detail Began as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. With Drupal 8's 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 how 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. Style and approach This practical, recipe-based book will provide you with actionable techniques and methods to improve your existing Drupal development skills.

Drupal 8: Enterprise Web Development

Author: Nick Abbott,Richard Jones,Matt Glaman,Chaz Chumley

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787281531

Category: Computers

Page: 1005

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Harness the power of Drupal 8 to create enterprise-grade, highly scalable websites About This Book Build complete, complex websites with no prior knowledge of web development entirely using the intuitive Drupal user interface Ensure your sites are modern, responsive and mobile-friendly through utilizing the full features available in Drupal 8 Quickly master theme administration, custom block layouts, views, and the Twig template structure Who This Book Is For This course is suitable for web developers, designers, as well as web administrators who are keen on building modern, scalable websites using Drupal 8 and its wide range of new features What You Will Learn Set up a local “stack” development environment and install your first Drupal 8 site Find out what is available in the Drupal 8 core Integrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with Drupal Understand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionality Build custom block layouts with reusable and fieldable blocks Work with the new Twig PHP templating engine Develop a theme from scratch following a step-by-step project outline In Detail This Drupal 8 course takes you through the journey of building, extending, and customizing websites to build highly scalable and enterprise-ready websites. The first part—Learning Drupal 8—takes you step by step through building a Drupal 8 website. You will start with the basics, such as setting up a local “stack” development environment and installing your first Drupal 8 site, then we move on to image and media handling and extending Drupal modules. This section will help you get to grips with the modular nature of Drupal, and you'll learn how to extend it by adding new functionalities to create your new modules. After learning to develop and manage a modern and responsive website using Drupal 8, you'll start exploring different techniques to take advantage of the new Drupal 8 features. The next module—Drupal 8 Development Cookbook—is your go-to guide to experimenting with all of Drupal 8's features through helpful recipes. You will explore techniques to customize and configure the Drupal environment, create blocks and custom modules, as well as make your web apps responsive by harnessing the mobile-first feature of Drupal 8. This module 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. In the third part—Drupal 8 Theming with Twig—you will master Drupal 8's new Twig templating engine to customize the look and feel of your website. This section will walk you through a real-world project to create a Twig theme from concept to completion while adopting best practices to implement CSS frameworks and JavaScript libraries. You will see just how quick and easy it is to create beautiful, responsive Drupal 8 websites while avoiding the common mistakes that many front-end developers make. By the end, you will have learned how to develop, manage, extend, and customize an enterprise-level website. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning Drupal 8 by Nick Abbott and Richard Jones Drupal 8 Development Cookbook by Matt Glaman Drupal 8 Theming with Twig by Chaz Chumley Style and approach This course offers a thorough coverage of developing, managing, extending, and designing highly scalable websites using the Drupal 8 platform. Filled with practical examples and recipes, this course is a great combination of example-driven learning complemented by interesting techniques to take advantage of the Drupal platform.

Enterprise Drupal 8 Development

For Advanced Projects and Large Development Teams

Author: Todd Tomlinson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484202538

Category: Computers

Page: 309

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Successfully architect a Drupal 8 website that scales to meet project requirements of any size and scope. Starting with a one-chapter review of Drupal basics, you'll dive into deeper topics including software development processes, architecting a Drupal site, scaling Drupal, working effectively with themes, and more. In addition to a thorough discussion of custom module development and how to develop modules as building blocks, you'll also review many common ways of integrating Drupal with other 3rd party systems. Building and maintaining an enterprise-ready Drupal website presents a unique set of challenges and complexities. From development processes and content management to deployments, version control and more, all aspects of Drupal development are impacted when two or more developers are on a project. If you are involved in a Drupal project that requires frequent updates and long-term support from a team of developers, system administrators, and end-users, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development is for you. Whether you're an experienced Drupal developer looking to expand your skills, a systems administrator managing a Drupal project, or a PHP developer new to Drupal, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to manage large and complex projects. What You'll Learn Architect Drupal for development teams and apply best practices for large Drupal projects Integrate 3rd party applications with Drupal Manage content, code, and configuration across multiple staging environments Build a consistent user experience for administrators and content creators Who This Book Is For The primary audience is intermediate to advanced Drupal developers who are working on large-scale Drupal projects and advanced PHP developers new to Drupal The secondary audience is IT Professionals such as Systems Administrators managing Drupal projects

Drupal 7 Cookbook

Author: Dylan Spencer James

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849517975

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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As part of Packt's cookbook series, this book is packed with practical recipes that you can read as and when you need or want to. This book is for people who are familiar with the concepts of web development and CMS. If you have previous experience of working with Drupal, then this book will further your knowledge and give you ideas for fun new things to do with Drupal.

Drupal 8 Theming with Twig

Author: Chaz Chumley

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782168745

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 5760

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Master Drupal 8's new Twig templating engine to create fun and fast websites with simple steps to help you move from concept to completion About This Book Create beautiful responsive Drupal 8 websites using Twig Quickly master theme administration, custom block layouts, views, and the Twig template structure A step-by-step guide to the most common approaches in web design Who This Book Is For This book is intended for front-end developers, designers, and anyone who is generally interested in learning all the new features of Drupal 8 theming. Discover what has changed from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and immerse yourself in the new Twig PHP templating engine. Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and the Drupal Admin interface would be helpful. Prior experience with setting up and configuring a standalone development environment is required as we will be working with PHP and MySQL. What You Will Learn Navigate the Drupal 8 Admin interface Build custom block layouts with reusable and fieldable blocks Create subthemes based on the Bartik and Classy base themes Construct a responsive theme with Twitter Bootstrap Work with the new Twig PHP templating engine Configure Drupal for Twig debugging Enable preprocessing of Twig variables Develop a theme from scratch following a step-by-step project outline In Detail Drupal 8 is an open source content management system and powerful framework that helps deliver great websites to individuals and organizations, including non-profits, commercial, and government around the globe. This new release has been built on top of object-oriented PHP and includes more than a handful of improvements such as a better user experience, cleaner HTML5 markup, a new templating engine called Twig, multilingual capabilities, new configuration management, and effortless content authoring. Drupal 8 will quickly become the new standard for deploying content to both the web and mobile applications. However, with so many new changes, it can quickly become overwhelming knowing where to start and how to quickly. Starting from the bottom up, we will install, set up, and configure Drupal 8. We'll navigate the Admin interface so you can learn how to work with core themes and create new custom block layouts. Walk through a real-world project to create a Twig theme from concept to completion while adopting best practices to implement CSS frameworks and JavaScript libraries. We will see just how quick and easy it is to create beautiful, responsive Drupal 8 websites while avoiding the common mistakes that many front-end developers make. Style and approach Drupal 8 Theming with Twig is intended for front-end developers, designers, and anyone who is generally interested in learning all the new features of Drupal 8 theming. Discover what has changed from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and immerse yourself in the new Twig PHP templating engine. Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and the Drupal Admin interface would be helpful. Prior experience with setting up and configuring a standalone development environment is required as we will be working with PHP and MySQL.

Drupal 8 Blueprints

Author: Alex Burrows

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785887904

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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A project-based guide that will show you how to create 7 professional Drupal sites About This Book Create and design your own customized website effortlessly and efficiently This up-to-date guide on Drupal 8 will show you how you can leverage the latest Drupal 8 features This hands-on guide will turn you into a professional grade Drupal 8 developer through 7 unique and engaging web sites Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for web developers who are looking to create professional web applications using Drupal 8. You should have some previous experience with Drupal and must have a basic knowledge of web application development in general. If you are looking to create fluent professional websites that will take you to the next level, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Find out how to use the Drupal 8 core functionality to build great websites Discover how to better manage content using custom blocks and views Display content in multiple ways, taking advantage of display modes Using the new TWIG theme engine for Drupal Easily manage and filter content Understanding best practices for building great Drupal sites Move beyond Drupal to build headless websites using RESTful services and JavaScript frameworks In Detail Drupal is an open source content management framework that can be used for developing websites and simplifying online management of content for users. This book is a must-have for web developers who are looking to create professional-grade websites using Drupal 8. While building 7 different Drupal websites, we will focus on implementing the out of the box features that come with Drupal 8 and see how we can make some complex sites with minimal custom code. Focusing completely on Drupal 8, this book will help you leverage the new Drupal 8 features such as creating a different types and layouts of content using configuration to build in core with its built-in web services facilities, and effortless authoring using the new CKEditor with an effortless and efficient industry standard approach. The book starts with getting started with the development environment of Drupal. Each chapter will start with a brief overview of the site to be built and the required features. Then, we will proceed to create customized modules and themes and integrate third-party plugins. Lastly, you will learn about "headless" Drupal that uses RESTful services that would help you to display content outside of Drupal By the end of the book, you will be able to implement the knowledge gained to build your own custom websites using Drupal 8. Style and approach This unique, project-based resource on Drupal 8 website development will show you how to leverage Drupal 8's features to create customized, professional-grade applications efficiently and effectively.

Mastering Drupal 8

Author: Chaz Chumley,William Hurley

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785886258

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Mastering Drupal can lead to a mighty website - discover what Drupal 8 can really do with hidden techniques, best practices, and more! About This Book The most up-to-date advanced practical guide on Drupal 8 with an in-depth look at all the advanced new features such as authoring, HTML markup, built-in web services, and more If you are looking to dive deep into Drupal 8 and create industry-standard web apps, then this is the ideal book for you All the code and examples are explained in great detail to help you in the development process Who This Book Is For This book is ideally suited to web developers, designers, and web administrators who want to dive deep into Drupal. Previous experience with Drupal is a must to unleash the full potential of this book. What You Will Learn Discover how to better manage content using custom blocks and views Display content in multiple ways, taking advantage of display modes Create custom modules with YAML and Symfony 2 Easily translate content using the new multilingual capabilities Use RESTful services and JavaScript frameworks to build headless websites Manage Drupal configuration from one server to another easily In Detail Drupal is an open source content management system trusted by governments and organizations around the globe to run their websites. It brings with it extensive content authoring tools, reliable performance, and a proven track record of security. The community of more than 1,000,000 developers, designers, editors, and others have developed and maintained a wealth of modules, themes, and other add-ons to help you build a dynamic web experience. Drupal 8 is the latest release of the Drupal built on the Symfony2 framework. This is the largest change to the Drupal project in its history. The entire API of Drupal has been rebuilt using Symfony and everything from the administrative UI to themes to custom module development has been affected. This book will cover everything you need to plan and build a complete website using Drupal 8. It will provide a clear and concise walkthrough of the more than 200 new features and improvements introduced in Drupal core. In this book, you will learn advanced site building techniques, create and modify themes using Twig, create custom modules using the new Drupal API, explore the new REST and Multilingual functionality, import, and export Configuration, and learn how to migrate from earlier versions of Drupal. Style and approach This book takes a practical approach with equal emphasis on examples and illustrative screenshots.

Learning Drupal 8

Author: Nick Abbott,Richard Jones

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782168761

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 3153

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Create complex websites quickly and easily using the building blocks of Drupal 8, the most powerful version of Drupal yet 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. Style and approach This is an absolute beginners' guide, providing step-by-step instructions to help you learn Drupal 8 from scratch.

Mastering Drupal 8 Views

Author: Gregg Marshall

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785885391

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 8664

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Accelerate your development process using Drupal 8 Views with this advanced, practical guide About This Book 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 Who This Book Is For This book is for web developers, web designers, and website administrators who use Drupal 8, have some basic knowledge of managing and developing apps with Drupal, and who want to get an advanced, practical knowledge of views and how to leverage them in Drupal 8 applications. 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 like the designer specifies Change the order in which a list of content is displayed, limit the content shown to only certain content types or values Filter content using values passed to the view in the URL, making a single view work different ways In Detail Learn how to build complex displays of content—all without programming. Views were used on more than 80% of all Drupal 7 sites; now they are part of the Drupal 8 core. While most site builders and site owners are aware of views, they don't understand how to take full advantage of their power to create many amazing pages and blocks. If they use 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. Style and approach This is the only advanced resource that will show you how to create, customize, and manage views in the Drupal 8 development environment. This has become more important since Drupal 8 has made views part of its core architecture.

Programmer's Guide to Drupal

Principles, Practices, and Pitfalls

Author: Jennifer Hodgdon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491912626

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 9164

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If you’re a web programmer, your experiences have taught you certain lessons—and only some of them apply well to Drupal. Drupal has its own set of programming principles that require a different approach, and many programmers make mistakes when relying on skills they’ve used for other projects. This book will show you which programming techniques you can use—and which you should avoid—when building web applications with this popular content management framework. Updated to cover both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, the guidelines in this book demonstrate which programming practices conform to the "Drupal way" and which don’t. The book also serves as an excellent guide for Drupal 7 programmers looking to make the transition to Drupal 8. Get an overview of Drupal, including Drupal core and add-on modules and themes Learn Drupal’s basic programming principles, such as the ability to customize behavior and output with hooks Compare Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 programming methods, APIs, and concepts Discover common Drupal programming mistakes—and why hacking is one of them Explore specific areas where you can put your programming skills to work Learn about the new object-oriented Drupal 8 API, including plugins and services

High Performance Drupal

Fast and Scalable Designs

Author: Jeff Sheltren,Narayan Newton,Nathaniel Catchpole

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449358039

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 9101

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How can you help your Drupal website continue to perform at the highest level as it grows to meet demand? This comprehensive guide provides best practices, examples, and in-depth explanations for solving several performance and scalability issues. You’ll learn how to apply coding and infrastructure techniques to Drupal internals, application performance, databases, web servers, and performance analysis. Covering Drupal versions 7 and 8, this book is the ideal reference for everything from site deployment to implementing specific technologies such as Varnish, memcache, or Solr. If you have a basic understanding of Drupal and the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) stack, you’re ready to get started. Establish a performance baseline and define goals for improvement Optimize your website’s code and front-end performance Get best and worst practices for customizing Drupal core functionality Apply infrastructure design techniques to launch or expand a site Use tools to configure, monitor, and optimize MySQL performance Employ alternative storage and backend search options as your site grows Tune your web servers through httpd and PHP configuration Monitor services and perform load tests to catch problems before they become critical

Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners

Author: James Barnett

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430264675

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 636

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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!

Using Drupal

Choosing and Configuring Modules to Build Dynamic Websites

Author: Angela Byron,Addison Berry,Bruno De Bondt

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449336159

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 3940

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Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites— including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar. The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system. Each project spans an entire chapter, with step-by-step "recipes" to help you build out the precise functionality the site requires. With this book, developers new to Drupal will gain experience through a hands-on introduction, and experienced Drupal developers will learn real-world best practices. Learn Drupal’s concepts and building blocks, and how everything works together Hit the ground running—build your first Drupal site hands-on Explore solutions that meet each project’s requirements, and discover why specific modules were selected Understand the projects through case studies, including the client’s needs and desires Learn how to configure modules with a bird’s-eye view of how they work Discover new modules, including Drupal Commerce, Media, and Workbench

Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

Author: Matt Glaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788290401

Category: Computers

Page: 430

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Over 60 hands-on recipes that get you acquainted with Drupal 8's features and help you harness its powerAbout This Book* Discover the enhanced content authoring experience that comes with Drupal 8 and how to customize it* Take advantage of the broadened multilingual and tools of the new version to provide an internationalized website* This step-by-step guide will show you how to deploy from development, staging, and production of a website with Drupal 8's brand new configuration management systemWho This Book Is ForThe audience of the Drupal 8 Cookbook have been using Drupal and are ready to get a grasp of what to expect in Drupal 8. They have worked with Drupal as site builders, back-end developers, and front-end developers and are eager to see what awaits when they start using Drupal 8. This book will be a resource that allows them to get started and have a reference to building new applications with Drupal.What You Will Learn* Extend Drupal through contributed or custom modules and themes* Develop an internationalized website with Drupal's multilingual tools* Integrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with Drupal* Turn Drupal into a web services provider using REST* Create a mobile-first responsive Drupal application* Run SimpleTest and PHPUnit to test Drupal* Understand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionality* Get to grips with the mechanics of the configuration management system and the ability to import and export site configurationIn DetailBegan as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. With Drupal 8's 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 how 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.Style and approachThis practical, recipe-based book will provide you with actionable techniques and methods to improve your existing Drupal development skills.

Beginning Drupal 8

Author: Todd Tomlinson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430265817

Category: Computers

Page: 287

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Beginning Drupal 8 teaches you how to build, maintain, and manage Drupal 8-based web sites. The book covers what Drupal is, using Drupal when building a new web site, installing and configuring Drupal, creating and managing content, managing users, adding functionality to your web site through Drupal modules, and 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 on Drupal 8.

Pro Drupal 7 Development

Author: John VanDyk,Todd Tomlinson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430228387

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Pro Drupal 7 Development updates the most popular development reference for the release of Drupal 7. With several new and completely-rewritten essential APIs and improvements in Drupal 7, this book will not only teach developers how to write modules ranging from simple to complex, but also how Drupal itself works. Learn the Drupal APIs and major changes in Drupal 7 Learn how to write Drupal modules using the APIs Learn proper development practices and how to become a contributing community member What you’ll learn How to get started with writing basic modules The flexible Drupal APIs and how they interact with modules How new features in Drupal 7 make modules even more powerful and sophisticated Best practices when developing in Drupal (coding standards, help developer modules) How to write safe, secure, and tested code How to contribute modules back to the Drupal community and maintain their modules using the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) Who this book is for This book is for existing Drupal module developers wanting to learn about Drupal 7 and people already knowledgeable in PHP who are interested in developing for Drupal. Simply put, if you are working with Drupal, then you need this book. Table of Contents How Drupal Works Writing a Module Hooks, Actions, and Triggers The Menu System Working with Databases Working with Users Working with Nodes Working with Fields The Theme System Working with Blocks The Form API Manipulating User Input: The Filter System Searching and Indexing Content Working with Files Working with Taxonomy Caching Sessions Using jQuery Localization and Translation XML-RPC Writing Secure Code Development Best Practices Optimizing Drupal Installation Profiles Testing Database Table Reference Resources

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook

Author: Yannick Lefebvre

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184951769X

Category: Computers

Page: 318

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This is a cookbook with step-by-step instructions and code examples required to learn WordPress plugin development easily. If you are a WordPress user, developer, or a site integrator with basic knowledge of PHP and an interest to create new plugins to address your personal needs, client needs, or share with the community, then this book is for you.