The installation of a minimal Drupal setup is very quick and easy. From there I enabled a few modules and a theme to help me create some data.
- Modules enabled
- Field UI
- View UI
- RESTful Web Services
I also installed the Devel module to help with dummy content population of my content type Article.
A common function of a website is to list content in an order, newest items or most relevant, and paginate this list. In Drupal this is commonly done in Views.
I set up my view as follows
- REST Export
- URL of /api/articles
- Display 10 items
- Show fields
This is great, nice and easy and gives the JSON I want.
Now the questions began.
- If I can set a URL for this how are the URLs structured for individual nodes
- If my public facing site is example.com then do I need to access my CMS on a subdomain such as cms.example.com
- How do I know the URL to paginate the Views output
- Can it supply a next and previous URL, how about total number of page
There is a great discussion about React in Drupal core on the Lullabot podcast. At 48:58 they talk about the Drupal APIs and specifically Views. The current status is there are some in place but using Views is a workaround at the moment.
As I keep going hopefully some of these questions will be answered, and I’m sure there will be moe posts and more questions.