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Resources for Using Gatsby With Drupal

Jeff James
April 25th, 2022

Getting started with using Gatsby with Drupal is made easier by the dozens of resources available to help you get up and running with a minimum of fuss. We’ve gathered up some of the more popular Gatsby + Drupal resources on the web, and we’re happy to present them here. 

Gatsby Resources for Drupal Deployments

One of the most useful places to get resources for your Gatsby + Drupal deployment is here on the Gatsby website. We have a Gatsby Guide to using Drupal, which provides a good, high-level overview of what you’ll need to get started. We also offer a more detailed guide focused on Sourcing from Drupal that explains how to hook up Gatsby to a new or existing Drupal site, including code samples and other more technical information. Another useful resource for getting started with Gatsby and Drupal is our recently-recorded webinar entitled The Path from Drupal to Drupal + Gatsby.  

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use Gatsby + Drupal starter to get you up and running with a website quickly, our recently-updated Gatsby Drupal Homepage Starter can help you spin one up in a few minutes. If you’re looking for higher-level content for Gatsby and Drupal, you can also visit our dedicated Drupal Solutions and Drupal Use Case pages to see how other developers and agencies are using Gatsby and Drupal together. 

Gatsby and Drupal Plugins and Modules

The Gatsby framework has a number of plugins and modules related to Gatsby and Drupal, with some of the most popular listed below. 

Gatsby Source Drupal plugin
https://www.gatsbyjs.com/plugins/gatsby-source-drupal/

Drupal.org: Gatsby Drupal Module
https://www.drupal.org/project/gatsby

Gatsby and Drupal Case Studies

Learning how other developers have used Gatsby and Drupal together is often helpful, so we’ve gathered together a few and linkedin them below.  

MagMutual.com Taps the Power of Gatsby + Drupal 8
https://www.gatsbyjs.com/blog/2020-03-30-fast-secure-flexible-magmutual/

Digital Display With Decoupled Drupal 8 & Gatsby
https://www.gatsbyjs.com/blog/2019-07-09-digital-display-drupal-gatsby/

Mediacurrent – Maximizing the Potential of Component-Driven Drupal Development with Gatsby
https://www.gatsbyjs.com/blog/2019-06-28-component-driven-drupal-development/

Gatsby and Drupal for Agencies 

Many web development agencies have turned to Gatsby and Drupal to meet the needs of their clients, and these resources provide some Drupal-specific tips that agencies may find useful.  

How To Recognize When Gatsby is a Good Fit for Your Client
https://www.gatsbyjs.com/blog/2019-06-10-how-to-recognize-when-gatsby-is-a-good-fit-for-your-client/

How to Talk about Gatsby to Clients and Your Team
https://www.gatsbyjs.com/blog/2019-03-07-sell-gatsby-to-clients/

Third-Party Gatsby + Drupal Resources

Everything we’ve linked in this post so far has been content hosted on the Gatsby website, but there’s also a wealth of excellent tutorials and other information about using Gatsby with Drupal from the wider web development community. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some of the best non-Gatsby resources you may want also want to review. 

Decoupled Drupal: Getting Started with Gatsby and JSON:API
https://www.lullabot.com/articles/decoupled-drupal-getting-started-gatsby-and-jsonapi

An Introduction to Decoupled Drupal with Gatsby
https://www.codeenigma.com/blog/decoupled-drupal-with-gatsby

If you know of a good Gatsby + Drupal resource that wasn’t listed here, please reach out to me on Twitter (@jeffjames3) and I’ll add it to the list. 

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