Drupal 8 as a Site Builder: Media, Paragraphs, Configuration Management & Display Suite

I have worked as a freelance Site Builder & Front End developer on a few Drupal 8 projects and have learned a lot. In this session I'd like to share these lessons with you! I will guide you through the differences I found in site-building modules (Media & slideshows), which ones weren’t usable and what was used instead.

I will also demonstrate how I used Media, Paragraphs, Configuration Manager & Display Suite. Specifically I will give an intro to the various Media modules and demonstrate how to configure the ability to add re-usable images and add new media bundles for documents with tagging for use in views.

I will give live demonstrations of how I've imported and exported configuration, adding new paragraph types and adding block fields via display suite. I will show you how I improved the user experience nicer for content editors.

I have given draft versions of this talk at the Budapest Drupal User Group & London Drupal Show and Tell.

About the Speaker

I am a Drupal Developer and have been developing websites with Drupal since 2007. I am based in London, UK.

I am a contributor to Drupal core & contributed modules, and have mentored and trained apprentice Drupal developers. I have experience with upgrading Drupal websites between different core versions.

I founded and organise Drupal user groups in Surrey & West London. Last year I also helped to organise Drupal Camp London. The first contributions I made were by attending Drupal Developer Days 2014, which turned into getting addicted and attending regular code sprints where I contribute code and help new contributors to do so.

I regularly speak at Drupal meetups, camps, conferences and keep abreast of new technology at web development conferences such as Future of Web Design, Future of Web Apps & PHP UK.

Chandeep Khosa