3 minutes: Starting Drupal 8 project with a composer template

Submitted by Jürgen Haas on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:11

Starting a new 8 project with the LakeDrops template only takes less than 3 minutes. And in that short period of time you're note only getting the code base but also a number of extra benefits:

  • Pre-configured site with tested reference configuration which is a much better starting point than any of the available installation profiles.
  • Docker containers to host your environment throughout the full project's lifecycle.
  • and Console configured for the environment and ready to sync with your live site.
  • repository ready to be pushed upstream.
  • based custom theme with a configurable base theme ready to go with full .
  • Dorgflow included which lets you contribute to .org easily at any time.

In this we will be going through these steps:

  1. Go to the project template: https://gitlab.lakedrops.com/composer/project/drupal-8
  2. Create your project
  3. Start your Docker containers
  4. Install the site
  5. Look around at the result

How does this project template benefit you? Well, you can either use it as is and fast-track your initial setup process for new projects with it. Or, you use this as an idea, fork it and move that in any direction you would like to take to tailor everything towards your own needs. However, if you wanted to contribute to the project to also benefit from future and maintenance, please get in touch or simply submit you merge requests. Which ever way to prefer, we honestly hope this approach helps you and your team to become more efficient and can focus more on the really important tasks for your clients.


Daniel (not verified)

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 17:39

Are you using a module for the Tool Text Tips? Could you explain how you are doing that?


We use the  onomasticon which you can find at https://www.drupal.org/project/onomasticon, it is working really great. Just create a taxonomy and describe all the relevant stuff in there and all the rest will be done by a text filter of that . You can see all our terms in our glossary at https://www.lakedrops.com/en/glossary

Daniel (not verified)

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:18

Thanks, that looks great I was debating making a module for this. Will save me some time :)

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