Using the Place block interface

With each iteration of Drupal 8, there is additional functionality being added to the core or added as experimental modules. At the time of writing this, there is a new experimental module that allows the placing of blocks directly on to a page, which reduces some of the need for navigating back and forth to the Block layout page. Interestingly, the new module is titled Place blocks. To demonstrate how this new functionality works, we will need to enable the module.

Extending Drupal will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 10, Extending Drupal but for now, just follow along as we walk through how to quickly enable a module.

Begin by navigating to the Extend page by directly entering /admin/modules, or by ...

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