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Content Experience with Paragraphs

Miro Dietiker, Nemanja Drobnjak
Level of expertise
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Regular (45 min)
Business & Showcases
Site Building
Time Slot

The digital transformation heavily disrupts the media industry and constantly raises the expectations of our users. End users want to experience rich content, tailored to their device or channel, ultimately with the right amount of personalization. We need to enable the creativity of our content creators and empower them to publish appealing content. Let me show you how Paragraphs is clearing our way and why our world is shifting steadily from site building & configuration to content.

1) Use cases of modular content

When content is more than a simple article body: Article templates / layout variants, Landing pages, Curated front pages, Newsletters, Effects, Interaction, Conversion, Supporting elements, Personalization, and more...

Insight to a few specific projects and setups.

2) Paragraphs Status Update

Another milestone will be reached: A improved UI widget, behavior plugins for grid layouts (slideshows, style selection, Background / Parallax effects), Icons, achievements since DDD Milano and user group sessions.

3) Paragraphs Modules & Collaboration

Call for collaboration, Field Collections deprecation, previous / existing add-on modules, status, goals of integration, Thunder specific requirements.

4) Advanced proposed features

Drag & drop, Add widget, Perspectives, Library, Paragraph / Page templates

Workflow, Workspace, Revisions, Change tracking, and much more...

5) New possibilities for Drupal distributions

Best Practices and standard setup through Paragraphs Collection, Building distributions on top, less custom site building, more out-of-the-box simplicity, better support from paid themes.

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MD Systems relaunched 10+ major Swiss news portals with Drupal 8. Collaboration through Open Source for digital innovation is our passion.