Build it with Drupal 8
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Build it with Drupal 8

Comprehensive guide for building common websites in Drupal 8. No programming knowledge required!

About the Book

Hey there! Build it with Drupal 8 is an Open Source book that walks aspiring as well as experienced site builders through building fairly common websites. Most people install Drupal and usually end up saying, ok now what? With this book you can flip to the chapter that matches the type of site you're trying to build and follow along. With a little bit of practice and some luck, you'll have a pretty functional page in no time.

The book as it stands is fairly thin, but we're putting it up in hopes of setting the tone and bringing new contributors on board. Hopefully we can get as far as teaching people how to set up an ecommerce store, and maybe even advanced content driven websites. The sky is the limit!

The github repo is at, all contributions of all sizes are welcome!

It's totally free to download, although any donation is welcome as a thank you to the leanpub folk for providing this service. 100% of the royalties is donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, totally optional.

All feedback is welcome, including requests for new chapters. 

This book is put together and released for free by your friends at

About the Author

Antonio Torres
Antonio Torres

Antonio is a 26 year old developer living in Los Angeles, California. He has worked professionally with Open Source for over 10 years, and is the lead developer over at

Table of Contents

  • Installing Drupal 8
    • Minimum Requirements
    • Downloading Drupal
    • Setting up a Database
    • Creating a settings.php file
    • Running The Installation Script
  • Understanding Drupal
    • Content Types
    • Views
    • Users
    • Themes
    • Modules
    • Taxonomy
    • Regions & Blocks
    • Paths
    • Menus
  • Creating a Business Brochure site.
    • Overview
    • What you need for this project
    • Getting Started
    • Creating a products page
    • New Content Type: Product
    • Creating the Product Content Type
    • Adding fields
    • Adding our first product
    • Jumping into Views
  • Creating a Blog
    • Adding a Comments Field
    • Applying Restrictions to the Comment Field
    • Bringing it all together with Views
  • Creating a Portfolio Website
    • Creating an Image Style
    • Creating the Portfolio Content Type
    • Adding Fields
    • Creating our View

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

Defending your civil liberties in a digital world.

Based in San Francisco, EFF is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology.

From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

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