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Learning to Love Blocks Again | Drupal GovCon

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:43 -- rprice

With the release of Drupal 8, the core blocks system is now a powerful publishing system for content in sidebars or landing pages. Blocks have types, fields, revisions and many other benefits now that they are full Entities. If you are a coder, you'll be happy to know that these block types can also be created and extended using OOP techniques.

If you still use Drupal 7, have no fear! The Drupal 8 Block improvements are largely a port of the Bean module (Block Entities Aren't Nodes). Many of the techniques outlined in this session will be applicable to Drupal 7 with Beans.

In this session, you'll learn:

How to use custom blocks and block types
Reusabe blocks in multiple regions with different visibility rules
Deploying blocks as configuration
A brief demo of:
Creating Beans and Blocks in code (Drupal Console)
Custom administrative interfaces for your blocks
Custom templates for your block types

This session won't cover Panels, Context, Rule