Dummy content with Migrate

boris doesborg
Session track
Code & Development
Experience level
50 min

Dummy content are sets of entities such as nodes, users, and paragraphs that can be automatically imported in your development, test and staging websites.

You can use dummy content for local onboarding and testing in continuous integration environments. Dummy content provides you with predictable sets of users, roles, menus, taxonomy terms, nodes, files, media items and paragraphs.

This talk aims to give you insight in the reasoning behind dummy content and the various existing methods. I'll discuss:

- What is dummy content
- Why you need it
- Which tools and modules you can use, such as Default Content, Migrate and Devel generate

I'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various tools and why I think the Migrate module is most suitable for this job.

The talk will include a demonstration of generating Dummy content with Migrate.

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