Media features for the OpenEuropa project.

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The OpenEuropa project uses media entities as a wrapper to any kind of assets such as images, documents, videos, etc. Therefore all asset field types should reference media entities rather than directly files.

The OpenEuropa Media module provides various functionality that allows using Media on your site.

The following types of Media (bundles) are currently available:

  • Images (local)
  • Documents (local)
  • Remote videos (supports Youtube, Vimeo, Daily Motion)
  • AV Portal videos and photos
  • Video iframes
  • Iframes

Additionally, there is a demo module inside that exposes a content type and a generic Entity Browser meant to demonstrate the usage of Media with content.


The component provides a new permission called view any unpublished media which is used when checking access to viewing unpublished media entities.

Table of contents:

Document media bundle

Out of the box, the Document media bundle provides the capability to upload a local document or choose a remote URL for the document, whose metadata will be pulled from that remote file (such as file type and size).

If you are updating from a version before 1.10.0 and you would like to benefit from the remote document capability, all you have to do is:

  • Run the database updates as you normally would
  • Edit the Document media form display and place the File Type and Remote File fields below the Name field. The most common order would be:
    • Name
    • File Type
    • File
    • Remote File

This will ensure the functionality kicks in.

Known Issues

  • The Daily Motion video URLs in the Remote video bundles need to have the HTTP scheme (not HTTPs).
  • The Daily Motion thumbnail URLs are typically without an extension so the local copy is not usable. This is fixed in #3080666 so if your version of Drupal core does not include that commit yet, you can apply the latest patch there.

Development setup

You can build the test site by running the following steps.

  • Install all the composer dependencies:
composer install
  • Customize build settings by copying runner.yml.dist to runner.yml and changing relevant values, like your database credentials.

This will also:

  • Symlink the theme in ./build/modules/custom/oe_media so that it's available for the test site
  • Setup Drush and Drupal's settings using values from ./runner.yml.dist.
  • Setup PHPUnit and Behat configuration files using values from ./runner.yml.dist

Please note: project files and directories are symlinked within the test site by using the OpenEuropa Task Runner's Drupal project symlink command.

If you add a new file or directory in the root of the project, you need to re-run drupal:site-setup in order to make sure they are correctly symlinked.

If you don't want to re-run a full site setup for that, you can simply run:

$ ./vendor/bin/run drupal:symlink-project
  • Install test site by running:
./vendor/bin/run drupal:site-install

Your test site will be available at ./build.

Using Docker Compose

Alternatively, you can build a development site using Docker and Docker Compose with the provided configuration.

Docker provides the necessary services and tools such as a web server and a database server to get the site running, regardless of your local host configuration.



By default, Docker Compose reads two files, a docker-compose.yml and an optional docker-compose.override.yml file. By convention, the docker-compose.yml contains your base configuration and it's provided by default. The override file, as its name implies, can contain configuration overrides for existing services or entirely new services. If a service is defined in both files, Docker Compose merges the configurations.

Find more information on Docker Compose extension mechanism on the official Docker Compose documentation.


To start, run:

docker-compose up

It's advised to not daemonize docker-compose so you can turn it off (CTRL+C) quickly when you're done working. However, if you'd like to daemonize it, you have to add the flag -d:

docker-compose up -d


docker-compose exec web composer install
docker-compose exec web ./vendor/bin/run drupal:site-install

Using default configuration, the development site files should be available in the build directory and the development site should be available at:

Running the tests

To run the grumphp checks:

docker-compose exec web ./vendor/bin/grumphp run

To run the phpunit tests:

docker-compose exec web ./vendor/bin/phpunit

To run the behat tests:

docker-compose exec web ./vendor/bin/behat

Step debugging

To enable step debugging from the command line, pass the XDEBUG_SESSION environment variable with any value to the container:

docker-compose exec -e XDEBUG_SESSION=1 web <your command>

Please note that, starting from XDebug 3, a connection error message will be outputted in the console if the variable is set but your client is not listening for debugging connections. The error message will cause false negatives for PHPUnit tests.

To initiate step debugging from the browser, set the correct cookie using a browser extension or a bookmarklet like the ones generated at


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