Drupal 7 Theme Development

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn to build your own custom themes for Drupal. The class covers Drupal 7 core theming, Views theming, responsive design with the Omega base theme, and using the Display Suite module. During this course, you'll develop themes step-by-step, while following best practices to ensure maintainability and interoperability with Drupal module updates. This course is taught by a practicing Drupal developer and themer and will take a pragmatic approach to theming based on real-world experience.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who wants to create their own Drupal themes or customize existing themes. It targeted a web designers, system integrators, and anyone who want to tweak Drupal's look and feel to meet their needs.

Pre-requisites: This course was designed for those who have experience with Drupal site building and knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS. Students without PHP experience should consider taking our PHP Bootcamp for Drupal class. Those without Drupal experience should take Building Websites with Drupal 7.

How is it taught

The class will consist of weekly video lessons, each around 2 hours, and weekly 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: Creating Your First Drupal Theme
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  • Introduction to Drupal 7 Theme Development
    00:07:00
  • Using the DrupalTutor DevStack
    00:28:42
  • Installing Drupal with Drush
    00:13:29
  • Creating Your First Theme
    01:46:59
  • The Drupal Theme System
    00:49:43
  • Using Preprocessing Functions
    00:38:45
  • Using the Theme Developer Module
    00:44:58
  • Theming Forms
    01:11:56
  • Theming Views
    01:07:29
  • Display Suite Layouts
    00:40:28
  • Display Suite Field Templates
    00:26:55
  • Display Suite Custom View Modes
    00:17:48
  • Display Suite Custom Fields
    00:34:52
  • Display Suite Extras
    00:25:38
  • Creating an Omega Subtheme
    00:25:14
  • Configuring Omega UI Options
    01:18:48
  • Creating Responsive CSS Files with Omega
    00:32:21
  • Packing Omega Subtheme Options with Omega Tools
    00:10:16
  • Introduction and Building the Blog
    01:10:11
  • Building the Portfolio Items
    00:43:47
  • Building the Home Page Slideshow
    00:18:15
  • Creating an Omega Subtheme and Adding Images and CSS
    01:35:57
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.

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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.

$ 494
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