Headless Drupal: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How?


Lately you’ve probably heard the mention of the phrase “Headless Drupal” , or maybe overheard the mention of a “Decoupled Drupal”. Whatever we call it, this exciting new paradigm opens the doors for us to build amazing applications alongside a Drupal website.

In this session we’ll answer these six important questions about Headless Drupal, and then build a simple demonstration to showcase it alongside Drupal 8:

  • Who is Headless Drupal?
  • What is Headless Drupal?
  • Where do I use Headless Drupal?
  • When should I use Headless Drupal?
  • Why would I use Headless Drupal?
  • How can I use Headless Drupal?

Although the term Headless Drupal primarily refers to Drupal 8, it is absolutely possible to utilize these techniques with Drupal 7. For those not yet ready to make the jump to Drupal 8, we’ll also briefly cover the possibilities for a Headless Drupal 7.

By the end of this session you’ll walk away with a solid understanding of Headless Drupal, and be ready to build applications backed by the power of Drupal!

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version