How to download, install and serve Drupal 8
The easiest way to try Drupal 8 in your local machine is by executing the
chain command and pass the option
--file=~/.console/chain/quick-start.yml as shown on the following example.
$ drupal chain --file=~/.console/chain/quick-start.yml
NOTE: You must execute
drupal initbefore in order to copy the
~/.console/chain/quick-start.ymlon your system.
chain command helps you to automate command execution, allowing you to define an external YAML file containing the definition name, option and arguments of several commands and execute that list based on the sequence defined in the file.
The content of the provided
~/.console/chain/quick-start.yml file is:
commands: - command: site:new arguments: directory: drupal8.dev version: 8.0.2 - command: site:install options: langcode: en db-type: sqlite db-file: sites/default/files/.ht.sqlite site-name: 'Drupal 8 Quick Start' site-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org account-name: admin account-mail: email@example.com account-pass: admin generate-inline: true arguments: profile: standard - command: server
The previous configuration will execute several commands, in this case commands that will download and install Drupal using SQLite, and finally start the PHP's built in server, now you only need to open your browser and point it to 127.0.0.1:8088.
You can duplicate or make changes on the provided YAML file, to add commands for download modules
module:download, install modules
module:install , import configurations
config:import and restore your database
database:restore or any other command provided by DrupalConsole or a custom command by your own module.