Config Management and Drupal Distributions: What goes where?

Note: this is an archived site. Join us August 24-25 for DrupalCamp LA 2019

Drupal 8's Configuration Management System is a modern marvel. We now have a standard way to export, store, and import configuration files.

When working on a single site, built on a fresh Drupal 8 install, the process is pretty straightforward and there are many tools to help along the way.

But what if you're building lots of similar sites? Or maybe a Drupal Distribution? Or Install Profile? Or Sub-Profile? In Drupal 7 we had Features. Do we still need that?

This session will systematically describe the process of creating and storing configuration for a Drupal 8 Distribution, and how it differs from an independent site. We'll then look at workflow, and things to consider when building out each of your resulting sites, which use the distro.

We at UC Davis built SiteFarm and have been running it for a year and a half. We then released SiteFarm Seed, a Base Profile which UC campuses are extending to create their own web publishing platforms for their respective departments. (And you can too!)

If you're using SiteFarm Seed, building your own Drupal Distribution, or an agency working with a University of California campus, this session is for you.

Code and Development
One hour