Drupal 8 Deep Dive: Plugin System

Drupal 8 has introduced a number of new (to Drupalists) technologies, but embedded in this mix are a handful of Drupal-centric innovations. Amongst the first of these to be introduced to Drupal 8 was the Plugin system. The Plugin system is a far reaching PHP Component that has largely replaced the old hook_info/alter pattern within Drupal and can be used outside of Drupal as well.

In this webinar, Kris Vanderwater (You may know him as EclipseGc) will review:


  • Examples of what appropriate plugin system usages look like
  • What plugin tools exist and how to leverage them
  • Where to get information on building your own plugin types
  • How to use the existing helper classes in Drupal for the greatest impact
  • How Drupal 7 vs Drupal 8 works for plugin converted subsystems to frame the discussion around when and why to build a conversion


In addition to this we will dig into the tools and classes Drupal provides out of the box, and dissect a simple example plugin type that you can use to build your own plugins types and better understand the plugin system.

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