I installed minimal version of latest stable Drupal 8. It does not include any HTML text formats so I had to add my own custom Full HTML text format next to default Plain Text.

It also doesn't include any content types, so I had to create my own Basic page content type with Body field.

When adding/editing content under body field it doesn't show the Text format field drop-down and I cannot select neither out of two formats, it just loads up some default CKEditor.

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Also with minimal installation it doesn't include Administrator role. So I did create my own custom Administrator role and gave it all permissions, including under Filter, but still no effect, even though I'm user/1.

How do I get Text format working/displaying on Minimal installation?

  • What's the question?
    – apaderno
    Dec 1, 2015 at 16:54
  • How do I get Text format thing? Dec 1, 2015 at 17:09

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Look in the standard profile:


In comparision the minimal is rather empty:


You can take this yml-file for the text format, put it in the sync-folder and import it:


But probably you need much more configuration, did you consider to start over with the standard profile?

  • You have to chose full install just for text format? Shouldn't there be a documentation stating what you lose on minimal installation then? I chose minimal because full D8 is slow as hell on windows localhost. Dec 1, 2015 at 17:47
  • @OptimusPrime Drupal is an open source project. You're free to contribute any lacking documentation you see fit. The Community would thank you.
    – tenken
    Dec 1, 2015 at 17:57
  • Then my question would be what's the point of text format filters feature and settings in Minimal profile if you cannot use it anywhere? I see it as a bug, if you can create filter formats, but cannot use it, because Text format field is missing. Dec 1, 2015 at 18:07
  • If you create them then they should definitely show up. Might be a caching problem, try to clear all caches and if that solves it, create a bug report about that. If that doesn't ,also create one. both with detailed steps on how to reproduce.
    – Berdir
    Dec 1, 2015 at 22:45

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