Content Staging in Drupal 8, continued!


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By popular request: This is a follow-up session from Content Staging in Drupal 8 that was presented in Austin.

Drupal 8 has made significant improvements towards the ability to stage configuration. But what about content staging? Has it gotten easier in Drupal 8?

This session is targeted towards site builders where we will continue to explore the content staging solution that is being built for Drupal 8 and that was initially presented in Austin. It's a solution that brings vast improvements to sites owners that need to stage or replicate content across sites.

Further, site builders will learn how this solution also applies to broader and sometimes more exciting use cases - content sharing and filtered replication across networks of sites and applications.

And for the first time, a demo will be presented on the following scenarios:

  1. Traditional content staging
  2. Editorial hub powering a network of light front-end sites
  3. Bi-directional (!) content replication between different Drupal sites

This session will also be a great introduction to the topic for anyone interested in joining the Content Staging in Drupal 8 sprint that the presenter is hosting during the sprint days! Sign up on the sprint spreadsheet.

About the presenter

Dick Olsson (aka dixon_) is a long time core contributor and author of the defacto content staging solution for Drupal 7 - the Deploy and UUID modules.

Dick started his Drupal career at NodeOne (now Wunderkraut) and later went on to work for Al Jazeera Media Network as their Lead Drupal Developer. Now he's working as a Digital Engineering manager at Pfizer.

Schedule info
Site Building
Experience level: 
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 8.x
Time slot: 
Wednesday · 10:45-11:45
Auditorium · Wunderkraut


This is really important work. It was great to get an introduction in Austin and i'm very excited to see progress on this topic. Many companies depend on Deploy and UUID in D7 so it's great to not only see a path forward with D8, but a path which leverages D8 strengths to become even more robust and cover so many additional use cases.

This is something that has real potential to extend Drupal's capabilities in exciting ways. The number of different problems that can be solved by this is huge, and it's something which I think we will come to rely on heavily in Drupal 8.