Easy Social Feeds with the Migrate API

In this session we'll cover some of the basics of the Drupal 8 Migrate API - what it does well, what it doesn't do well, and how to use it. We will then dive into how the Migrate API (plus a few extra contrib modules, including one I'm releasing today!) can automatically fetch social media content and import it into your site. Finally, we'll tie it all together and look at a project that uses this social migration tool on the backend to allow content editors to choose which social media properties should be aggregated into a single feed and placed on the front-end of a site.

Note: this talk will cover the Drupal 8 API, not the Drupal 7 module.

Who Should Attend

  • Back-end Developers
  • Site Builders

Prerequisites

Site builders should be comfortable working with API keys. It would also be helpful to understand how Drupal's yaml configuration files are laid out, but I'll walk through those files at a high level for anyone who hasn't looked under that hood yet. Nice-to-haves include the use of the migrate_plus and migrate_tools modules and some exposure to drush.

Presenter(s)

  • Tom Mount