Update hook vs Post update hooks


Drupal 8 introduced a new hook in update system called post_update hook.

This session will cover:

  • What is an update system in Drupal?
  • What is an update hook?
  • What is a post_update hook?
  • How post-update hooks are different from update hooks?
  • When to use the update hooks?
  • When to use the post-update hooks?
  • How can we improve the update system?

About the speaker @jibran

  • Has been working with Drupal for more than 7 years.
  • Has more than 300 commit mentions in Drupal 8.
  • Has reviewed a lot Drupal 8 patches.
  • Is the maintainer of Contact and Shortcuts modules in core.
  • Is the maintainer of several contrib modules for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 - 14:50 to 15:15