Media Management in Drupal

Media Management in Drupal

Editor's note: This is the third installment of a 2018 update to our "The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8" blog series, fresh off the presses for Drupal 8.6.

Drupal 8 offers much richer media management capabilities than previous versions of Drupal.

Additional Media Type Support

Although Drupal has long supported images and generic files, Drupal 8 expands on this with a generic "media" field, with support for local audio, video, images, and generic files, as well.

Additional Media Type Support in Drupal

Embedding Remote Content

Drupal 8 also ships with oEmbed support, which allows the embedding of external media, such as YouTube and Vimeo videos.

Embedding Remote Content in Drupal

Media Library (Experimental)

The media library module also lets you select from existing media to place into your post, as well as upload new items directly to the library.

Media Library in Drupal

That's a Wrap

Join us for our next installment, when we'll be talking all about Drupal 8's new workflow capabilities.

Angela Byron

Angela Byron

Sr. Director, Product & Community Development Acquia, Inc.

Angela Byron, senior director of product and community development, is a Drupal core committer, recipient of the Google-O'Reilly Open 2008 Source Award for Best Contributor, co-author of the O'Reilly book "Using Drupal," and an open source evangelist who lives and breathes Drupal.

She got her start in Drupal as a Google Summer of Code student in 2005 and since then has completely immersed herself in contributing to open source. Her work includes core patch review, improving the user experience of Drupal through the Spark project, strategic initiative coordination, testing and quality assurance efforts, improving and fixing documentation, and general community cat herding.

She lives near Vancouver, British Columbia, with her amazing daughter. She’s passionate about getting new people (especially women) involved in open source, as well as geeky computer stuff in general. When the keyboard is pried from her hands once or twice a year, she enjoys video games, logic puzzles, drawing silly cartoons, and finding unique things to do around town with her eclectic group of awesome friends.