Talking Drupal #420 - Same Page Preview

October 16, 2023
Today we are talking about Same Page Preview, Why it’s needed, and When it might land in Drupal Core with our guest Chris Weber. We’ll also cover Type Tray as our module of the week.


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  • Origin story
  • What does same page preview do
  • Who maintains the module
  • Current state
  • How does the module handle smaller screens
  • Performance
  • Caching concerns
  • Core inclusion
  • Roadmap
  • How can people get involved
  • Listener Question: Stephen 10+ years ago, I recall connecting to Drupal Coffee on Google+ hosted by you, this is when we started Talking Drupal. Am I remembering right?


  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to present a better, more organized version of the Content Add page, on a Drupal site with a large number of Content Types? There’s a module for that
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Mar 2021
  • Versions available
    • 1.2.4 for D9.2+ & D10
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained, latest release <3 mo ago
  • Number of open issues:
    • 3, only 3 of which are bugs (2 have patches)
  • Test coverage? Y
  • Usage stats:
    • 8,704 sites
  • Maintainer(s):
    • Created by marcoscano, along with a couple of co-maintainers, all of Lullabot
  • Module features and usage
    • Allows a site builder to categorize the content types and present them in a list or grid view
    • Each content type can be a assigned a thumbnail and/or icon, to give content creators a visual idea of the options available to them, in addition to an extended description field
    • Also an ability to assign a “weight” to each content type, to control the order in which it will display, within its category
    • Also a Gin Type Tray module available to the Type tray look better when used with the Gin admin theme
    • Listeners may remember our discussion of the Blueprints module back in episode. That project includes a schemadotorg_type_tray module to provide its own Type Tray integration