Drupal 8 Tips
After a first exploration of Drupal 8, you can tell a lot of thought has been given to its functionality by how much more refined it feels. It takes steps in a different direction than previous versions and that will take some adjustment. Here are some tips that I will add to over time.
- Module support is limited. There have been a lot of core updates that seems to have caused slow module migration. If you want to upgrade a site, be sure everything you need is supported.
- Blocks will not show on the Block layout page by default. Say you create a view with a block display and then head over to the Block layout page, it's not there. Click the "Place Block" button next to the region where you want the block to display.
- Twig Theme structure is a lot different from php templates. Take time to look at the base themes, especially Classy and Stable, to see how files translate and how to include css/js.