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custom block types drupal 8

Blocks have had a major overhaul in Drupal 8.

Blocks are now broken down into two modules. The Block module simply handles the placement of blocks into regions. The Custom Block module implements a new entity that allows you create block types and add fields to them.

In these two videos, taken from our upcoming Drupal 8 Site Building class, Rod introduces you to blocks in Drupal 8.

In this first video, you'll see how to create a new block type, with a file field:

In this second video, you'll see how to use block types, with a file field, and manage them via your custom block library.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.