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Talking Drupal #420 - Same Page Preview

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Release Date: 10/16/2023

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Today we are talking about Same Page Preview, Why it’s needed, and When it might land in Drupal Core with our guest Chris Weber. We’ll also cover Type Tray as our module of the week.

For show notes visit:
www.talkingDrupal.com/420

Topics

  • Origin story
  • What does same page preview do
  • Who maintains the module
  • Current state
  • How does the module handle smaller screens
  • Performance
  • Caching concerns
  • Core inclusion
  • Roadmap
  • How can people get involved
  • Listener Question: Stephen 10+ years ago, I recall connecting to Drupal Coffee on Google+ hosted by you, this is when we started Talking Drupal. Am I remembering right?

Resources

Guests

Chris Weber - nerdery.com - cosmicdreams

Hosts

Nic Laflin - nLighteneddevelopment.com nicxvan
John Picozzi - epam.com johnpicozzi
Mark Casias - kanopi.com - markie

MOTW

Correspondent

Martin Anderson-Clutz - @mandclu
Type Tray

  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to present a better, more organized version of the Content Add page, on a Drupal site with a large number of Content Types? There’s a module for that
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Mar 2021
  • Versions available
    • 1.2.4 for D9.2+ & D10
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained, latest release <3 mo ago
  • Number of open issues:
    • 3, only 3 of which are bugs (2 have patches)
  • Test coverage? Y
  • Usage stats:
    • 8,704 sites
  • Maintainer(s):
    • Created by marcoscano, along with a couple of co-maintainers, all of Lullabot
  • Module features and usage
    • Allows a site builder to categorize the content types and present them in a list or grid view
    • Each content type can be a assigned a thumbnail and/or icon, to give content creators a visual idea of the options available to them, in addition to an extended description field
    • Also an ability to assign a “weight” to each content type, to control the order in which it will display, within its category
    • Also a Gin Type Tray module available to the Type tray look better when used with the Gin admin theme
    • Listeners may remember our discussion of the Schema.org Blueprints module back in episode. That project includes a schemadotorg_type_tray module to provide its own Type Tray integration