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Demystifying Decoupled Drupal with Contenta CMS

by Mark Shropshire
July 17, 2018

headshots of presenters Mark Shropshire and Bayo Fodeke


Decoupled Drupal is all the rage, but getting going can be intimidating. How can one get started without having to understand, install, and configure all of the components needed in a Decoupled Drupal backend?

Hello Contenta CMS!

Contenta is an open source API-first Drupal distribution that makes out of the box decoupled Drupal accessible. No need to install Drupal and figure out which modules and libraries that are needed to create a robust backend for your websites and applications.

In this session from Drupalcamp Asheville 2018, Senior Drupal Developer Bayo Fodeke and Open Source Security Lead Mark Shropshire demonstrate how to install Contenta, working with included features, using demo content and consumers, and working with the Contenta community. The presentation kicks off with a discussion around the benefits of decoupling Drupal. Viewers can look forward to live Contenta install and feature demonstrations. In addition, live code examples show how various frontends interact with a Contenta backend.

Key takeaways from this presentation include:

  • How to install Contenta
  • How to contribute back to Contenta
  • How to connect a frontend application to a Contenta backend
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Meet team member, Mark Shropshire

Mark “Shrop” loves working at the intersection of leadership and technology. He has a passion for personal and team growth, aligning individual purpose with Mediacurrent’s vision. Shrop focuses on empowering teams to excel while using best of class open source technology solutions.