Using Paragraphs to Weave a Beautiful Content Tapestry

Les Lim

We’ve all been there. You’re a site builder, and you were just shown a new design for article nodes. Within the post you see a visually compelling tapestry of mixed media: text, photo slideshows, columns, dynamic lists, and even full width photos.

The client will love it, but how do you give so much editing power to the end-user without writing custom code for each new post? The answer, my friends, is Paragraphs.

Instead of creating ugly blobs of content within a WYSIWYG body field, end-users can now choose (on-the-fly) between predefined Paragraph Types independent from one another. Paragraph Types can be anything you want, from simple text, or image, or a complex and configurable slideshow.

In this session we’ll be:

  • identifying the pros and cons of using this technique

  • contrasting this technique with others (including panels)

  • showcasing some case studies with interesting examples

  • describing the various contrib modules for Paragraphs

  • walking through the steps to add and extend your first Paragraph


This session is perfect for:

  • Site builders who want to give more power to the end-user.

  • Editors and content creators who are fed up with Drupal’s rigid and inflexible content creation process.

  • Total beginners who want to be inspired and see what you can do with a fully configured Drupal site using Paragraphs.

Session Track

Site Building

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00
263 [Phase2]