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Drupal: what can you do on the IndieWeb? was a session at IndieWebCamp Berlin 2019.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/drupal-berlin-2019

IndieWebCamp Berlin 2019
Session: Drupal: what can you do on the IndieWeb?
When: 2019-05-04 14:30



in the same way that wordpress was a blogging tool, and django was a framework

Drupal started as a more general CMS. It had content types, between the two

WP biased towards individuals

Drupal much more common in larger orgs

Infamous for it's learning curve

Drupal - historically been easy to start with, until you're invested before you realise how much you're in

One module by a this guy Chris Dehaer - https://twitter.com/swentel


The drupal modules rely on quite a lot of developer expertise - the indieweb module by Kristof

it's a collection of smaller modules

Build in webmention coverage (webmentions are bit like) - push AND pull

endpoint to receive pings at /webmention

also pushes to the appropriate service for you, like twitter, fediverse, etc.

Is represented internally in the drupal db, rather than


You can set it up so webmentions, from other sites get automatically converted into content, and you get to


Things to love

  • Lots of flexibility, authoring experience allows for a decent amount of embedding semantics in.

Thing to not love

  • Theming in drupal is still not much fun

See Also