Drupal 8 Module – Display Suite Basics

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You installed a basic Drupal 8 website, created a few articles and now you want to customize the way the content pages look. When you go to “Manage Display” you can re-order fields but you can’t put them in regions. Display Suite is the module designed to do just that. It offers extra regions on the “Manage Display” page with a drag-and-drop fields interface. There are different layouts with different sets of regions. You can move fields around without writing a single line of code.

Drupal 8 – Add Twitter follow button

The Youtube subscribe Button in your Drupal website
You created a website, created a Twitter account and now you want an easy way for visitors of your website to follow you on Twitter. There are modules out there to handle this for you but I like to keep the number of modules installed to a minimum and there is a very easy way to handle a follow button using custom blocks.

Installing Drupal 8 on Ubuntu

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For this tutorial I am using an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS install. I already installed Apache2, Php 7.0 and MySql 5.7 on my machine. Drupal needs these to work. I am using a local install and my local site is accessible through http://localhost.