Text formatting and input filters

Almost every Drupal site uses the text formatting system, but not everyone understands the hows and whys of how it works. This presentation, targeted both at site builders and developers, will cover:

  • Why filtering user-inputted text increases safety and usability
  • When and how in the page generation process Drupal filters and caches text
  • How to configure text formats in Drupal safely
  • How to develop your own filter for Drupal 7 and 8

This will be an update and improvement of the presentation I gave at BADCamp 2013.

Experience level: 
Intermediate
Track: 
Development and Site Building