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

Director, Community Development Acquia, Inc.