1-3 March 2019

City, University London

Dive deep into Drupal 8 Render API


Intermediate Drupal Back-end knowledge along with basics of how Drupal renders content.

Session details

Deep diving into Drupal 8 Render API , how it is different and better than Drupal 7 rendering mechanism. How Drupal uses placeholders and pipelines to improve page performance.

In our talk, We're going to cover

  • What Render API is
  • How it is Different from D7
  • What Placeholders and Pipelines are
  • How Drupal makes use of Placeholders
  • Rendering custom content using Render API
  • Render arrays , elements
  • How was theme() function used in Drupal 7 and what are we doing in Drupal 8 to replicate it and its benefits from a data rendering standpoint

Takeaways from this talk

  • Deep knowledge of Drupal 8 Render API.
  • Learn how #type, `#theme`, and #markup elements are both the same and different
  • How can we use it?
Skill Level
Session Track
Session Time
15.00 - 15.45

Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

Closing Keynote

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