Repeatable fieldsets in Drupal: Paragraphs
I've talked about a couple of modules to handle repeatable fieldsets before, with a comparison between Field Collections and Inline Entity Form. At Drupal Camp London this year I learnt about a new method: Paragraphs. Below I'll go through the basic setup and implementation of the module comparing it to the previous modules I used.
In this example (as with previously) I'll be adding a page with the ability to add a list of pets. The available fields will be the pet name, image, type (term reference) and a long text description field.
Creating the field
Adding the content
Due to the ability to add different paragraph types/bundles you won't see the fields until you select one. In this instance I'm using buttons, the other option is to display a select list and a select button.
Selecting your option will make the fields appear as expected. Required validation functions as you'd expect - unable to save the node as a whole until required fields are completed
Viewing the node
As with the latest version of field collections this functions out of the box with workbench moderation, the paragraph values are only published when the node is. You can see the draft and published version below.
Paragraphs looks like a very promising module, adding a great deal more flexibility than field collections (though at a heavier admin cost - updating each content type to allow new created paragraphs bundles or not). Working with revisioning out the box is an added bonus as well, though I've not tested with multilingual so be careful there.
Going forward paragraphs will be my module of choice when I need to have repeatable field sets. Having you been using this for a while already and have things to watch out for?
Until next time.