Drupal 8 Media

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Step 2: Define Media Bundles

  1. Drupal 8 Media Software
  2. Drupal 8 Media Pack
  3. Drupal 8 Media Server

Everyone has heard about Drupal 8's new media management features, but not everyone understands how to use them. This session will explain everything you need to know about the media system in Drupal 8. I'll explain what media types are and how to create them,.

  • The Media Library in Drupal 8 and rich content creation Thanks to the Media Library and Media modules being part of the Drupal core, media handling in Drupal 8 is very convenient. It’s possible to add various types of media, store them in the Library, and reuse the content whenever you need it.
  • Adding media items. To add media items to your drupal site, visit media/add. Here you can simply choose the type of media item and upload. Visit media/add/image to upload media items of image type. Enter all the details and upload the image file. By default images of only png, gif, jpg and jpeg types are permitted.

Media bundles are Drupal 8's version of file types and can be found in under /admin/structure. We'll make a bundle for each type of media (e.g. images, videos, etc.) and for simplicity's sake, I suggest naming your bundles to match the type of media they’ll be used for. You can choose the media type with the 'Type provider' pulldown.

If your media type is not available, make sure you have its corresponding media entity module enabled and have cleared cache. Skip all the rest of the fields and options and save your bundle after these first steps—you need to create the source field in order to configure the rest of the options.

After you save your created bundles, you can go back to add a custom caption field or any other field you require. The only field you must have on each bundle is the source reference media field (image, file, etc). After adding your fields, go back to the edit screen for the bundle and choose your media field as the source.

The edit screen has a lot of other options like having media gather EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data, metadata, and publishing options. EXIF data is camera and settings data recorded in the image file by your digital camera. I recommend using the default for all of these options to keep your files as lightweight and uncomplicated as possible.

Last month, eight companies collaborated in Berlin to bring media to Drupal core during a week-long code sprint. The work done was part of the Media Initiative, which is an effort to support advanced media use cases in Drupal core. This encompasses many features including external embeds from YouTube and Twitter, native video support, and an interface to re-use and manage media assets.

The Media team concluded the exciting and successful year 2016 with a Drupal 8 core media sprint in Berlin. The sprint was hosted by the Hubert Burda media and the Thunder team. The week-long event was attended by many prominent names from the Drupal community. A lot of great progress was made, but we’re not even closely done yet. Such an effort can’t be done solely by the team of volunteers. We also need professional support and engagement to be really successful.

By Janez Urevc

Media made a big leap towards a first major milestone. It's time to test what we have and help stabilise it. At the beginning of November 2015 MD Systems announced the Media initiative program that they initiated in cooperation with Ringier, Gassmann media and Südostschweiz. Initiative was kicked off with a week long sprint, which happened at first week of December in Zurich. Work didn't end when sprint was over. Together with the team at MD Systems I continued to work on most important tasks to achieve a major milestone.

Drupal 8 media
By Janez Urevc

Almost exactly two months ago MD Systems announced the Media initiative program that they initiated in cooperation with Ringier, Gassmann media and Südostschweiz. Initiative was kicked off with a week long sprint, which happened at first week of December in Zurich.

Drupal
By Janez Urevc

With Drupal 8 around the corner a lot of people started asking me when will media be ready. It was quite reasonable to expect this to start happening. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. Shortest would be: 'It depends.... What exactly do you need?'. I know what you're thinking now... 'Are you joking with me!?'

By Janez Urevc

At Examiner.com we get an entire day to spend (along with contributions that we do as part of our regular work) on community contributions every other week. We call it 'Drupal day' and we love it! It is our way of saying 'Thank you!' to the community. We understand that we wouldn't be as successful as we are without incredible efforts that are invested in Drupal and other free software projects we use.

By Janez Urevc

It's been a while since my last post and with BADCamp behind us and some very nice improvements it seems a good timing for another update. We'll discuss Core & Contrib efforts, as well as some other ecosystem considerations and how to get involved.

By Janez Urevc

It's been a while since my last post and with DrupalCon Amsterdam behind us it seems a good timing for another update. We'll discuss Core & Contrib efforts, as well as some other ecosystem considerations and how to get involved.

By Janez Urevc
Drupal

Media team is very active. Purpose of this post is to provide the progress update to the rest of the community that might not be aware of everything that is going on in this field. I am planning to publish this posts on a regular basis. We'll see how it goes :).

By Janez Urevc

Midterm evaluations for GSoC are over and I've released a short demo for the entity embed module: Introducing Entity Embed module for Drupal 8. As for the status update, the module is ready (at least for testing purposes). As it's explained in the video, the module has basically two components: a text filter and a CKEditor plugin. The filter is fully functional and though it's also nicely integrated with CKEditor, there's still some work to do in order to make the plugin more configurable.

Drupal 8 Media Software

By Janez Urevc

New York city Drupal camp happened last weekend in United Nations HQ and there was, among numerous other things, Media sprint going on. Organizers did their best to bring some of the most active Drupal Media contributors on-site. We are very happy and thankful that they made this possible, as we managed to achieve some very important steps forward.

Drupal 8 Media Pack

By Janez Urevc

Drupal 8 Media Server

As most of you probably already know we already started to think about media in Drupal 8. Next major release of Drupal is getting closer and closer, but we still have enough time to improve media handling and fix problems that we face ATM before Drupal 8 ships.

By Janez Urevc
Drupal

DC Vienna was taking place last weekend with extending sprints on Monday and Tuesday. We started Drupal 8 media part of this great DrupalCamp on Saturday with a BoF. We discussed some of the current architectual decisions there and kicked-off a sprint that was happening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We mostly worked on basic low-level things for media entity.