Backend configuration is one of the most time-consuming aspects of building a site with Drupal. Too often we figure out the optimal structure for content after some trial-and-error, and it can be difficult to go back and reconfigure content types and fields in time to meet deadlines.
We’ll cover some lessons learned on some of our larger CMS builds and show how we started developing our own tools and methods to speed up our initial site builds. Some of those tools include:
- Using spreadsheet imports to bootstrap taxonomy/content type/paragraph/field configuration
- Starter configuration for media, paragraph bundles
- Utility modules with helpers so we don’t repeat code project to project
Pete is a Senior Developer at Bluecadet specializing in Drupal and backend architecture.