Introduction to Entities in Drupal 8

This article is part of an archive of articles that were formerly on the web site of Poplar ProductivityWare LLC, Jennifer's freelance software development business (which closed for business in April 2022).
Author: Jennifer Hodgdon
Date Written: 5 February, 2018
Type: Presentation
Subject: Drupal

On February 4, 2018, I presented a session at the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit entitled "Anatomy of a Drupal Page Request. The session covered:

  • The difference between Content and Configuration entities
  • The difference between Configuration entities and simple configuration
  • Why you should store your module's data in entities
  • Which entities are in Core
  • Basics of entity programming (querying, creating, updating)

Slides are attached below.