1 DRUPAL · mt-d8-zircon

Theme Information

Folder Structure

  • README.txt
  • demo for Zircon Drupal 8
  • Zircon Drupal 8 theme


From Demo package:
  1. Download Zircon package here
  2. Extract the download package to get these files:
    • Theme:
    • Demo Package:
  3. Extract Demo Package above and copy it into your host, and rename the directory to zircon
  4. Access to database and create a database with a name such as zircon-d8.
  5. In the demo directory database , you can find database dump named sample_data.sql
    • Import this file into new database.
        • Make sure you select COLLATION utf8mb4_unicode_ci or utf8mb4_general_ci, so in phpMyAdmin, proceed as follows after the creation of your database:
        • click on the name of your database in the left panel
        • click on the tab Operations/Handelingen
        • in the Collation/Collatie panel: choose utf8mb4_unicode_ci
        • check the Change all tables collations/Wijzig alle tabelcollaties checkbox
        • then click on the Go/Starten button
      • then import the sample_data.sql file
  6. Open browser and navigate to your website :
    • Choose language: Nederlands
    • Profiel kiezen: Standaard - Minimaal
    • Vereisten controleren:
      • Drupal is reeds geïnstalleerd
        • Om opnieuw te beginnen, maakt u de bestaande database leeg en vervangt u settings.php door default.settings.php.
        • Om een bestaande installatie te upgraden, gaat u verder naar script updaten.
        • Bekijk uw bestaande site.
    • Click Visit your new site and you will have a new site.
    • Welcome to Drupal 8. Now enjoy your work built with Zircon theme from WeebPal:
  7. Now, you can visit administrator site with the admin account admin/admin to delete the unnecessary contents and add the new ones.

Change the admin user and password

  • Login with admin/admin
  • People menu: edit admin user: modify your user credentials
  • Click Configuration > Development > Performance -→ Clear all caches, then Save configuration
  • Click on your user name and choose Log out
  • Log in again with your new credentials


  • Extend: Language: Configure
  • List tab:
    • Add language: Dutch
    • Add language: French
    • Move Dutch to 1st position, French to 2nd position
    • Set Dutch as Default language
    • Save configuration
    • Structure > Block layout
    • Choose your theme
    • Choose location, e.g. sidebar 2nd: place block
    • Choose language switcher block / taalkeuze: place block
    • Save block
  • suddenly, EN was again changed in English in the language switcher
function MYTHEME_preprocess_links__language_block(&$variables) {
  $variables['links']['en']['link']['#title'] = 'EN';


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Topic revision: r15 - 27 October 2018, StijnBousard
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