I'm testing page_manager on a fresh install of Drupal 8 (V 8.1.8).

I installed :

When I try to create a Panel variant in a custom page, I've got no option to insert a block...

My UI appears like that :

no option to insert content

Where can I add content in this page ?

  • Yes, they are not. try the latest dev of panels and check the issue queue if that still doesn't work.
    – Berdir
    Commented Aug 27, 2016 at 14:14

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Panels and Page Manager in Drupal 8 are under heavy development, so probably it's a temporal problem.

In Drupal 7 Page Manager is a submodule of CTools, but in Drupal 8 is a standalone module. The reason for this is Page Manager tasks (configuring UI) are very important but Panels wants to remain independent from the UI. This makes sense, as each module focus on its duty (Panels on doing its magic, Page Manager in configuring Panels through the UI).

To be more accurated Panels in Drupal 8 can be implemented. Currently, Page Manager and Panelizer implement panels.

So now they are not working together, but eventually they should, that's the target.

  • 1
    Hi Sanzante, I imagined that if I can select panel as variant type in the dropdown menu they where suposed to work together. But Drupal 8, new modules, new concept, new philosophy (I'm joking, I love Drupal ;-) PS : page_manager was not a sub module of Panels but ctools
    – Alexdezark
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 13:19
  • You are right, it's in CTools.
    – sanzante
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 17:49

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