Book Review: Drupal 8 Explained by Stephen Burge and Cindy McCourt
If you are looking for a beginner-friendly book that will teach you how to build a website with Drupal 8, you might want to check out Drupal 8 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide To Drupal 8 by Stephen Burge and Cindy McCourt. This book is part of the Explained Series by OSTraining, a company that provides online training for web development and design.
In this book, you will learn the basics of Drupal 8, such as how to install it, how to create content types and views, how to manage users and permissions, how to customize the appearance and functionality of your site, and how to use modules and themes. You will also learn by doing, as you follow along a case study of building a complete Drupal site from scratch.
The book is updated for 2019, and covers the latest features and changes in Drupal 8. It is written in plain English, with clear visuals and enjoyable step-by-step instructions. The book is suitable for anyone who wants to learn Drupal 8, regardless of their previous experience with web development or content management systems.
Some of the key features of the book are:
It explains the concepts and terminology of Drupal 8 in a simple and understandable way.
It provides practical examples and exercises that help you apply what you learn.
It covers both the core functionality and some of the most popular contributed modules and themes for Drupal 8.
It includes tips and best practices for building and maintaining a Drupal site.
It offers online support and resources from OSTraining, such as videos, documentation, and forums.
If you are interested in learning more about the book or buying a copy, you can visit the official website or the Amazon page. You can also read some of the reviews from other readers on Goodreads.
The book is divided into 13 chapters, each covering a different aspect of Drupal 8. The first chapter introduces you to the history and philosophy of Drupal, and explains how to install it on your local computer or a web server. The second chapter guides you through the basics of creating and managing content on your Drupal site, such as nodes, fields, taxonomy, and media. The third chapter shows you how to display and organize your content using views, blocks, and menus. The fourth chapter teaches you how to control who can access and edit your site using users, roles, and permissions.
The fifth chapter helps you to enhance the look and feel of your site using themes and layouts. The sixth chapter demonstrates how to extend the functionality of your site using modules and libraries. The seventh chapter explores some of the most popular and useful modules for Drupal 8, such as Pathauto, Webform, Backup and Migrate, and Google Analytics. The eighth chapter explains how to update and maintain your Drupal site, including how to apply security patches, backup and restore your data, and troubleshoot common issues.
The ninth chapter walks you through the process of building a complete Drupal site from scratch, based on a fictional case study of a city explorer website. The tenth chapter gives you some tips and resources for learning more about Drupal 8 and getting involved in the community. The eleventh chapter provides a glossary of common Drupal terms and acronyms. The twelfth chapter contains a list of answers to frequently asked questions about Drupal 8. The thirteenth chapter includes some bonus material that covers advanced topics such as multilingual sites, accessibility, performance, and SEO. aa16f39245