Drupal Console is a command line tool for Drupal (similar to Drush) that has built in code generation tools. This makes it easy to generate boilerplate code for a custom Drupal 8 module. In this episode, we discuss how to use Drupal Console to generate an example module with an administrative settings form.
The Drupal 8 Entity Construction Kit (ECK) Module allows you to use the Drupal admin interface to build custom entity types. Sometimes you need additional data structures in your Drupal site and it doesn’t make sense to create it as a content type, this is where the ECK module comes in. Using it, you can create your custom entity data structures in Drupal 8 and add fields to them, similarly to how you build out content types.
The Drupal 8 URL Embed Module makes it easy to add embeddable URL’s into your Drupal website. What exactly is an embeddable URL? It’s an easy way to turn your links to popular social sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, and more into a nicely formatted embed code that displays a preview of the content directly on your site.
The Drupal 8 Shield module allows you to protect your site using a simple htaccess authentication. It’s great for sites that you are working on that you don’t want the world (or Google) to see yet. This way you can send the site to a client or anyone really to test and just provide them the username/password to view the site. Once it’s ready to go, you can launch the site and remove this module.
If you have ever wanted to password protect your Drupal site, the Shield module will help with that!
The Drupal 8 Rabbit Hole Module allows you to control what happens when someone views an entity page. Before you ask why this might be important, let me clarify, it's not a layout tool. It's a simple module that allows you to easily redirect or prevent users from viewing specific types on entities on your site.
The Drupal 8 Flex Slider Module allows you to use the Flex Slider library to build out slideshows on your Drupal website. This video covers how to get Flexslider to integrate with Drupal views as well as Drupal fields.
The Drupal 8 Configuration Read-only module allows you to lock down some of your environments to prevent users from making configuration changes. This lets you use the Drupal 8 configuration management system to push up all your changes, while preventing you from changing any settings, content types, views, or any other configuration on your production website.
The Drupal 8 Editor Advanced Link Module allows you to specify additional attributes when creating links in your content. This makes it easy to add a CSS class, an ID, open the link in a new window, or even specify a rel="nofollow" tag. The module is very easy to use, but there is a small trick to getting it set up. Watch the video to see how it's done and start customizing your links in no time!
The Drupal 8 Editor File Upload Module is a great module for allowing your content editors to upload files directly in your website content. If you have ever needed to upload a file, and then include a link to that file, then the Editor File Upload module will be useful. Rather than having to upload the file manually using FTP or through another module, then having to go back to create a link in your content to that file, this module lets you do it all in one step.
The Drupal 8 Image Widget Crop Module is a handy module for allowing your content editors on your website to crop images after they upload them. Have you ever uploaded an image on a website and had it automatically crop the image for you in a way that just looks wrong? This module solves that problem!