How to use a composer for managing web server Drupal 8?

How to use a composer for managing web server Drupal 8?

Managing the Drupal 8 web server is one of the very difficult tasks. We recommend using composer for a good management system. It is well known for PHP package management utility to manage library or installation of extension in the web server. To use the Drupal 8 web server, working with Drush and composer is important.

Some used to say that Drupal 8 is accessed only by using CLI administrator but it is possible to bring a solution along with the usage of composer forever.

Step 1: Use the CLI utility or installer.exe to install composer.

Code:
php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"

php -r "if (hash_file('sha384', 'composer-setup.php') === '93b54496392c062774670ac18b134c3b3a95e5a5e5c8f1a9f115f203b75bf9a129d5daa8ba6a13e2cc8a1da0806388a8') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"

php composer-setup.php

php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"
To text, sandbox and program developers can use the Wampserver localhost environment by installing composer.

Step 2: Once if you are done with the composer installation, do not stop with the normal configuration. Integration module installation helps to execute both composer and Drush altogether.

If you have already installed Drush no worries start executing below-mentioned command:

Code:
drush dl composer-8
drush en composer-8
This execution will install and download the module of the composer.

The command used to list all the composer available commands:

Code:
drush composer
Start installing the dependencies and parsing composer.json:

Code:
drush composer install
Creating the file of composer.json:

Code:
drush composer init
Command to download the dependencies and Symfony:

Code:
drush composer create-projectsymfony/symfony
Step 3: As you know before the themes and modules are managed by Drush along with the composer. The high probability of using Drush with the composer is to keep on updating the file called .json.

Code:
composer require drupal/<modulename>
It takes care of its part like installation of files, download and locating things by executing the below-mentioned command:

Code:
composer require 'drupal/<modulename>:<version>'
If you are converting the modules to composer then it is a must for you to use the application Composerizer. By now, you will get the command list of all composers.

Step 4:

You need to know the data used in the file called composer.json.

Code:
composer require drupal/<modulename>
Here, you can set the values where it is possible to add the path in composer.json.

Code:
"require": {
"drupal/token": "^1.5"
}
Here is the code to add the path of installer in dependency module:

Code:
"extra": {
"installer-paths": {
"core": ["type:drupal-core"],
"libraries/{$name}": ["type:drupal-library"],
"modules/contrib/{$name}": ["type:drupal-module"],
"profiles/contrib/{$name}": ["type:drupal-profile"],
"themes/contrib/{$name}": ["type:drupal-theme"],
"drush/{$name}": ["type:drupal-drush"],
"modules/custom/{$name}": ["type:drupal-custom-module"],
"themes/custom/{$name}": ["type:drupal-custom-theme"]
}
}
How you can view the composer.json values:

Code:
composer require'drupal/token:^1.5'
composer require'drupal/simple_fb_connect:~3.0'
composer require'drupal/ctools:3.0.0-alpha26'
composer require'drupal/token:1.x-dev'
Step 5: Both Drupal and Composer take responsibility to speed your process such as upgrading versions, security patches apply on themes and modules and core updates.

To check the status of installation use below mentioned command:

Code:
composer outdated drupal/*
Start updating the commands such as cache, database and core files:

Code:
composer update drupal/core --with-dependencies
drush updatedb
drush cr
To get the installation backup process:

Code:
drush sql-dump
Use this command to take zip archive backups:

Code:
drush archive-dump
Whenever you make downloads and version updates kindly take a backup before starting the process.

It is necessary to put your website in the mode of maintenance:

Code:
drush sset system.maintenance_mode1
To get your website from maintenance mode use below mentioned code:

Code:
drush sset system.maintenance_mode0
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