Content Staging in Drupal 8: DrupalCon Austin Session Notes

June 5, 2014 by Wayne Eaker
: Site Builders
Content Staging in Drupal 8: DrupalCon Austin Session Notes

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  • For D8, building a loosely coupled "content replication" components rather than a full-blown "content staging" solution, as D7 was.
  • Revisions everywhere and conflict detection
  • Easier dependency management
  • Allow for continuous replication
  • Bi-directional replication

Multiversion Module

  • Sits in the bottom of the stack
  • Tracks update sequences in order to make dependency management a lot easier
  • Provides revision support for all content entities
  • Revisions don't get a UUID. There's a hashing mechanism that hashes on the changes.
  • CRAP instead of CRUD. (Create/Read/Archive/Purge)
  • "Compaction" job can be done to remove revisions for real.

Relaxed Module

  • Extension to RESTful JSON API
  • Provides new endpoints
  • Supports bulk pushes of content
  • Endpoints for comparing revisions

Deploy Module

  • UI on top of the underlying subsystem
  • UI for managing conflicts


  • Using CouchDB compatible API
  • Can use other CouchDB tools and libraries

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