The hidden power of Layouts in Backdrop CMS

May 01, 2020

Presented by Tim Erickson

The layout system in Backdrop CMS is a powerful tool for site builders and developers to position their content and customize their sites. Recently, Backdrop added flexible layout templates that allows users to create their own custom layout templates directly in the UI.

In Backdrop CMS site builders are able to assign specific layouts to each type of content or even to specific pieces of content and move specific fields (elements within each piece of content) to the region or their choice.

For those coming from Drupal 7, the layout system is a major change and requires some adjustment in thinking. We'll walk through the basics of how it works and how it compares with other CMS layout systems.

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