Drupal 8
Configuration Management

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Make the most out of Drupal 8’s coolest new feature – the Configuration Management system. This title was published in March 2015 and is available to order from Packt Publishing.

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Drupal 8 Configuration Management
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Who This Book Is For

Drupal 8 Configuration Management is intended for people who use Drupal 8 to build websites, whether you are a hobbyist using Drupal for the first time, a long-time Drupal site builder, or a professional web developer.

About This Book

  • Understand Configuration Management from a non-developer perspective
  • Achieve a faster moving configuration between environments
  • Create custom configuration inside your own modules

In Detail

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.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand Configuration Management in Drupal
  • Set up development environments with ease
  • Manage and version control your configuration in code
  • Use best practices in your development process
  • Upgrade your modules’ configuration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8
  • Use configuration in your own custom module
  • Discover how the translation of configurations works
  • Explore the structure and write your own schema files for configuration

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About the Authors

This book was written by these two long-time Drupal users and contributers.

Stefan Borchert
Stefan Borchert
Stefan has been working with Drupal for more than 9 years. In the community, he is better known by his nickname stBorchert. He contributes to Drupal by writing contributed modules, helping with Drupal Core, and providing help to new contributors as a project application review administrator. He is a founding partner and senior Drupal developer at undpaul, a Drupal Digital Agency based in Germany.
Anja Schirwinski
Anja Schirwinski
Anja is founding member and CEO at undpaul and former board member of the German Drupal Association. She started using Drupal more than 8 years ago as a themer/sitebuilder, and is known as aschiwi in the Drupal community.

Community Shoutout

This book wouldn't have been possible without all the great work from the contributors who worked hard to put Configuration Management in Drupal 8 core.