Building Websites with Drupal 7

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn everything you need to know to build and maintain your own Drupal website, from simple blogs to more complex database applications. The training will consist of live online video sessions and offline assignments. During the course, you will build your own complete Drupal site, with custom content types, dynamic pages and forms, and e-commerce integration.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who wants to build a Drupal website for their organization or business.
  • Web designers and developers looking to use Drupal with their clients.
  • Website administrators tasked with maintaining and enhancing their existing Drupal sites.

This class is designed for people who have never worked with Drupal, but it’s also appropriate for those with some experience who want to build more complex applications. A basic understanding of content management systems is helpful, but knowledge of HTML, CSS and programming experience is not required.

How is it taught?

The class will consist of six weekly video lessons, each around 2 - 2.5 hours, and six live lab sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover all the topics listed below and can be watched anytime that is convenient for you. At the end of each lesson, you will be given an assignment to practice what you've learned. (We will provide web hosting for your practice work, so you don't need to worry about setting that up.) The lab sessions will be conducted online, using the webinar software GotoMeeting. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions from and will help troubleshoot any issues you have doing the assignment. (GotoMeeting allows us to view your computer, and take control of your keyboard and mouse if needed. So, we can see any error messages that you're seeing and figure out how to fix it in realtime.)

In addition to the live sessions, students will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions.

Lessons In This Course

Lesson 1: Drupal Core
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  • Introduction to Drupal
    00:14:08
  • Using the DrupalTutor DevStack
    00:15:25
  • Installing Drupal 7
    00:08:29
  • Adding Content and Managing Menus
    00:43:01
  • Comments, Users and Permissions
    00:30:07
  • Adding and Administering Blocks
    00:19:38
  • Other Core Configuration Options
    01:06:04
  • Configuring Cron Jobs for Background Processing
    00:09:04
  • Uploading Files to the DrupalTutor DevStack
    00:01:43
  • Installing Modules and Configuring WYSIWYG Editors
    00:41:04
  • Uploading Inline Images with IMCE
    00:46:40
  • Module Dependencies and Making Automatic Pretty URLs with Pathauto
    00:23:23
  • Installing Contrib Themes
    00:23:29
  • Backing Up a Drupal Site
    00:14:59
  • Updating Drupal Core with Drush (on DrupalTutor DevStack)
    00:05:04
  • Updating Drupal Core and Contrib Modules
    00:24:03
  • Taxonomy
    00:16:32
  • Creating Content Types and Fields
    01:07:15
  • Image Fields and Image Styles
    00:25:35
  • Contrib Field types
    00:28:50
  • Multimedia Field Types
    00:26:35
  • Simple Views with Fields
    00:42:24
  • Creating Feeds and Blocks with Views
    00:28:28
  • Building Administration Interfaces with Views
    00:23:22
  • Views Contextual Filters
    00:20:19
  • Views Relationships
    00:12:27
  • Views of Users
    00:11:28
  • Introduction to E-Commerce with Drupal 7
    00:06:23
  • Setting Up Basic E-Commerce Products
    00:37:48
  • Stock and Shipping
    00:32:35
  • Handling Sales Taxes
    00:05:54
  • Taking Real Credit Card Payments
    00:07:42
  • Taking Donations with Drupal Commerce
    00:17:19
  • Paid Event Registrations
    00:19:14
  • Selling Website Subscriptions
    00:13:50
  • Giving Discounts with Coupons
    00:11:46
  • The Commerce Kickstart Distribution
    00:14:47
  • Choosing Drupal Modules and Getting Help from the Community
    00:22:11
  • Webform Module
    00:39:17
  • Calendar Module
    00:31:35
  • Panels Module
    00:25:21
  • Flag Module
    00:25:21
  • Feeds Module
    00:22:50
  • Rules Module
    00:22:55

See It In Action

Watch this sample video to get a sense of what this course is like.

Watch Example Video

Wayne Eaker
Wayne Eaker
Drupal Architect, Developer, and Trainer

About Your Instructor

Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students.

What People Are Saying

Students love the Building Websites with Drupal 7 class.

“This was a wonderful course and very insightful. I've gone from a beginner to feeling confident in producing my own web page in a matter of weeks. Thanks Wayne!”

Dale from Kalamazoo, Michigan

“Loved the class. Learned a lot. The speed was a bit fast but in the end I was glad to get more information by going quickly and having the videos to refer back to is critical.

Joanne from Ford, Pennsylvania

“Wayne, I love the way you teach. You always remember to go through all the steps, you show us how it works straight out of the box before customizing, and your expert knowledge comes through every step of the way. Thank you.”

Debbie from Long Grove, Illinois

“It was incredible. For me it was like sucking on a fire hose of information, but I loved it...Watching the video was really instructive, not only about the information conveyed, but how you use tabs to increase your efficiency in switching views, or how you create things, check them out, and if they don't work, watching how you debug it. It means to me it's okay if it doesn't work quite right the first time. Anyway, all of this kind of thing was invaluable that you could never get from an email or a book.

The webinar format and lab are awesome. To have you be able to watch me try to do something, and then use your mouse to show me what to do, is like having an instructor over my shoulder watching me...awesome technology.”

Peter from Falmouth, Massachusetts

“Wayne, you are the best computer instructor I have ever had. You explained things so well, and went step by step making sure that the material was well covered. Your knowledge of Drupal is very impressive, and you were able to convey that knowledge without any problems. You are definitely an excellent instructor.”

Marlene from Silver Spring, Maryland

“Wayne was very organized and thorough with all the details in each lesson and was professional, helpful, and friendly during the Live Session videos. The time frame given between the video uploads and the Live Session works well. Because you can watch the videos forever, you are able to watch them on your own schedule as well as have future reference after the course is over. It is apparent that Wayne is a Drupal Wizard! I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning Drupal.

Laura from Williamsburg, Virginia
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Our Guarantee

Try this course for a week, and if you don't agree that it's the best way to learn Drupal, we'll refund the full price. No questions asked.

$ 294
Per student
  • 12+ hours of video lessons
  • 6 weekly live webinars with your instructor
  • Permanent access to the recordings of all the lessons and live sessions
  • A development environment for your practice Drupal site
  • Access to an online forum to ask questions of the instructor and discuss with other students
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Your Class Session Details

Lesson Videos

Your lesson videos will be available starting January 22, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting February 5, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting February 19, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting March 4, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting March 18, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting April 1, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting April 15, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting April 29, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting May 13, 2020. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Development Environment

Your practice development environment will be available from January 22, 2020 to March 18, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 5, 2020 to March 30, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 19, 2020 to April 13, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 4, 2020 to April 29, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 18, 2020 to May 13, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 1, 2020 to May 26, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 15, 2020 to June 9, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 29, 2020 to June 23, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 13, 2020 to July 8, 2020.

Live Webinars

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Webinar Schedule
Date Time(s)
January 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 4 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 18 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 3 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
February 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 18 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 3 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 10 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
February 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 3 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 10 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 17 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 24 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
March 10 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 17 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 24 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 31 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 7 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 14 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
March 24 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 31 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 7 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 14 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 21 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
April 7 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 14 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 21 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 5 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
April 21 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 5 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 15 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
May 5 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 15 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 2 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 9 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
May 15 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 2 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 9 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 16 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 23 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT