Entities 101: Understanding Data Structures in Drupal [June 7, 2016]

Jun 07, 2016

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Nodes, content entities, config entities, bundles, display modes... what? For people new to Drupal, and even those that have been around awhile, the naming of these things can be confusing. Understanding the philosophy behind the Entity system is important in order to make better decisions on how to build sites that work well, and do what you need to do.

In this webinar, learn about the different data structures in Drupal, how they work, and when to use them. Topics covered will include config versus content entities, when to use a custom entity, and more including:
• The differences between core entities like taxonomy, nodes, and users
• Advantages and disadvantages to using each
• Tips for fields and display settings
• How to optimize your configuration

Although we will be touching on some very deep, and specific details, this webinar will be friendly for beginners as well. No coding or programming knowledge is required. However, even some intermediate developers and long-time site builders will learn a thing or two.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as Drupal developer at Symetris.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.