Getting started with Remote Images in Drupal

Submitted by daniel on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 19:10

In a previous article I touched on the oEmbed standard and a little about the use of remote media including remote images.

Of course embedding images into to page whether hosted remotely or locally is not a new thing. Embedding remote images from the Drupal UI is not supported out of the box. Of course you can manually edit the html using your wysiwyg editor, but that is not very user friendly and is not a great user experience. Furthermore doing so increases that the risk your markup may be malformed etc

Support for oEmbed opens up wealth of opportunities for embedded content

Submitted by daniel on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 15:01

Drupal 8.6.0 has an out-of-box adds support for embedding remote YouTube and Vimeo videos by means of the oEmbed format. You may notice these are often encapsulated in an iframe. You can see this evident in a new media type being defined called 'Remote Video' available form /admin/structure/media. A new icon is also available form your wysiwyg that allows you to embed the new format in your page or block.