Using Paragraphs to Weave a Beautiful Content Tapestry

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Jun 27, 2016

Les Lim (Les Lim)
David Needham (davidneedham)

We’ve all been there. You’re a site builder, and you were just shown a new design for article nodes. Within the post you see a visually compelling tapestry of mixed media: text, photo slideshows, columns, dynamic lists, and even full width photos.

The client will love it, but how do you give so much editing power to the end-user without writing custom code for each new post? The answer, my friends, is Paragraphs.

Instead of creating ugly blobs of content within a WYSIWYG body field, end-users can now choose (on-the-fly) between predefined Paragraph Types independent from one another. Paragraph Types can be anything you want, from simple text, or image, or a complex and configurable slideshow.

In this session we’ll be:

identifying the pros and cons of using this technique
contrasting this technique with others (including panels)
showcasing some case studies with interesting examples
describing the various contrib modules for Paragraphs
walking through the steps to add and extend your first Paragraph

This session is perfect for:

Site builders who want to give more power to the end-user.
Editors and content creators who are fed up with Drupal’s rigid and inflexible content creation process.
Total beginners who want to be inspired and see what you can do with a fully configured Drupal site using Paragraphs.

http://2016.tcdrupal.org/session/using-paragraphs-weave-beautiful-conte…

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

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.