Rearchitecting for Drupal 8

Every proposal and estimate that comes across my desk makes me ask the question, should we do this with Drupal 8 or stick with Drupal 7. To help answer that question I will be showcasing one of our more complicated existing Drupal 7 projects and evaluate rebuilding the project with Drupal 8. I will not be going over project workflow but instead I will be focusing on changes in information architecture from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

The intended audience for this session is site builders/developers that have Drupal 7 experience and want to see what it takes to start building with Drupal 8. You should attend this session if any or all of the following are true:

  • I create with Drupal 7.
  • I want to create with Drupal 8.
  • I want to know the differences between creating with Drupal 7 vs 8.
  • I would like to know how I can leverage the new features of Drupal 8 in complicated information systems.

The project I will be showcasing is a true example of the power and flexibility of Drupal 7s APIs. This is a custom LMS (learning management system) that uses the paragraphs module to allow curriculum writers to build content with interactive components, text/multimedia components, and Q/A components that allow the users to share their responses with a community. This project has nodes that contain paragraph items that display entity forms that use flags to share (or not) entityform submissions.

Session Track

Site Building

Experience level


Drupal Version

Drupal 8.x

Session Time Slot(s)

04/27/2017 - 10:45 to 04/27/2017 - 11:45
314 - Blackmesh