Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Default menus, part of Drupal 8 Essentials 2: Building Out Your Website.
- [Voiceover] Up until now,…we've been merrily creating nodes and features…without much thought for how visitors will access them.…If we look at the site from a visitor's point of view,…however, we'll see that we've…left a lot of the site's content simply inaccessible.…To show that, I'll switch over to the browser…where I'm not logged in.…So I'm seeing the site as a visitor.…Now, we can access the forums by clicking this Forums link,…but what if you didn't have this Tools sidebar?…I'll go back to my administrative interface and remove it.…Simply click in this Quick Edit, Configure block,…and change its region to None, and save.…
Now when I go back over and reload,…there's really no way to get to those forums.…Well, you could go there…if you happened to know that it's "/forum,"…but again, you couldn't expect users to know that.…So we're going to add that as a link in this top menu here,…and I'll switch back to my administrative interface…to do that.…We go to Structure, and then to Menus.…The menus you see here are the default ones…
In these tutorials, Tom Geller helps new Drupal designers change the layout and design elements of their sites, control visitor interactions (including comments), arrange content in user-friendly "views," and expand the site's capabilities beyond what's available in core Drupal with Drupal modules. In all the steps you'll learn best practices to ensure your sites remain streamlined, secure, and up to date.
If you want to start from the beginning and create your Drupal site from scratch, check out Drupal 8 Essentials 1: Getting Started.
- Grouping content into categories
- Managing comments
- Adding discussion groups
- Customizing fields and image styles
- Adjusting menus and navigation to help users
- Adding new features with Drupal modules