Twig and the new Drupal 8 Theme System

Drupal 8 will have a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simplified theme layer. We'll show you the new syntax (don't worry, it's easy) and walk through how you can actually use Twig in your every day lives.

  • Are you a theme developer? Come see how consistent, easy, and straightforward it will be to create your own custom themes.
  • Do you maintain contributed modules? Come learn what you need to do in order to adapt your code for Drupal 8.

In this session some of your friendly Drupal 8 theme system co-maintainers will walk through the state of Drupal 8's theme system. We'll talk about what's different from Drupal 7 but also walk through some of the internals of different aspects of the theme system and how they might affect your day-to-day work with Drupal.

Topics include:

  • A high-level overview of the changes to the theme system in Drupal 8.
  • Some of the goodies that are possible now that we’re using Twig as our templating engine.
  • Using theme hook suggestions to cut down on custom code and have themers thanking you.
  • Phases of the theme system and where you can step in to alter things.
Schedule info
Experience level: 
Drupal Version: 
Drupal 8.x
Time slot: 
Tuesday · 10:45-11:45
G104 · Amazee Labs