PHP Bootcamp for Drupal 7

An introductory course in PHP that will prepare you to take the Drupal 7 Module and Theme Development courses

Course Overview

In this class you will learn the basic programming skills in PHP that will prepare you to take our Drupal 7 Module Development and Drupal 7 Theme Development courses.

Who is it for?

Want to create custom Drupal modules and themes, but don't know PHP? This class is for you.

How is it taught

The class will consist of two video lessons, each around 3 hours, and two 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: Getting Started with PHP

Introduction to PHP
00:13:43
Using the DrupalTutor DevStack
00:28:42
Your First PHP Program, Variables and Operators
01:15:00
Branching Logic with Conditionals
00:40:14
Reusing Code with Functions
00:59:41

Lesson 2: PHP Data Structures, Functions and Databases

Arrays
01:12:57
Loops
00:47:06
Objects
00:27:28
Working with Strings
00:36:21
Working with Databases
00:58:34

Appendix: Using Local Development Environments

An Overview of Local Development Environments
00:01:50
Using Lando as a Local Development Environment
00:39:00
Using DDev as a Local Development Environment
00:28:36
Using DrupalVM as a Local Development Environment
00:30:38
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

Take a look at what students think about this PHP Bootcamp class.

“I enjoyed this introduction to PHP, which was presented in a clear and engaging way. I feel like it gave me a good introduction to PHP syntax and a foundation for learning more. The fact that I can go back to the materials is a big bonus. I will be recommending it to others on my team who would like to learn PHP.”

Production Manager, San Francisco

“Wayne was an excellent instructor, delivering the complex world of PHP in manageable pieces, building on the last for an overall understanding. He has an excellent pace, explains the reasoning behind the syntax, and gives you resources to discover more on your own. I'd recommend these courses for anyone that wants a clear, and quick, crash-course in Drupal development.

Jayson
Senior Web Designer and Developer, San Francisco

“I found the course to be helpful for reviewing PHP, that I learned several years back, and for learning new concepts to use with our Drupal implementation project. The material will serve as a handy reference while working in Drupal.

Bob
Website Manager/Portal Administrator

“I have found this course and Wayne's other courses a very good value. I have studied some of this material for some time. Wayne has brought many issues together and integrated what was learned piecemeal before.

Charles
Software Developer and Teacher

“Great online classes on Drupaltutor.com. I first took "Building Websites with Drupal 7", then I registered the Advanced Drupal Bundle for all other 3 classes. I have just done the PHP Bootcamp for Drupal and started to next one. The course materials were excellent. The instructor did a good job on weekly sessions.”

Lily
Databases and Web Applications Administrator

“The videos were cool. I've always been a fan of being in the same place as the instructor, but the videos make me feel like I am in a classroom learning the material.

Tim
Front-End Developer
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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.

$ 144
Per student
  • 6+ hours of video lessons
  • 2 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 April 14, 2021. 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 28, 2021. 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 12, 2021. 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 26, 2021. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting June 9, 2021. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting June 23, 2021. You can start and stop the videos at your convenience, and use them as a reference forever!

Your lesson videos will be available starting July 7, 2021. 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 April 14, 2021 to May 12, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 28, 2021 to May 26, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 12, 2021 to June 9, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 26, 2021 to June 23, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from June 9, 2021 to July 7, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from June 23, 2021 to July 21, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from July 7, 2021 to August 4, 2021.

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)
April 20 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 27 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
May 4 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 11 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
May 18 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 25 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
June 1 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 8 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
June 15 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 22 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
June 29 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
July 6 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
July 13 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
July 20 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT