Drupal media entities are fieldable entities, which means that you can add any custom fields you want to your Media types. These fields can be used for collecting additional metadata about a resource, categorizing and organizing resources so they're easier to find in a large media library, or for displaying information like a photo credit or transcript for a video. The possibilities are endless once you know how to add, and optionally display, fields in Drupal.
Some example use cases for adding fields to Media types:
- Collect, and display, a credit to go along with a photo. This could also be a date, a location, or any other metadata.
- Store resource width and height dimensions as custom fields so they can be referenced by display logic in the theme layer.
- Use Taxonomy reference fields to add tags or categories to help keep a large library organized.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Learn how to add fields to a Media type
- Understand how custom fields on Media entities can use field mapping to collect additional resource data
By the end of this tutorial you'll know how to add custom fields to any Media type.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?