Building Websites with Drupal 8

A comprehensive intro course about creating Drupal websites.
No experience required.

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 is a combination of self-paced online video lessons, live webinar sessions with an instructor, and real-world assignments to practice what you've learned. During the course, you will build a complete Drupal site, with custom content types and dynamic Views pages.

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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 four weekly video lessons, each around 2.5 hours long, and four weekly live Q&A sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover the topics listed below and can be watched on-demand, 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 weekly live 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 right on the spot.) In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions during the week.

After the course is over you can continue to access the lesson videos, free of charge, forever. There are no monthly subscription fees. Just come back and watch the lessons whenever you want. They are a great reference when you forget how to do something.

Lessons In This Class

Lesson 1: Drupal Core

Introduction
00:05:28
What is Drupal?
00:18:38
How Drupal 8 Works
00:07:59
Downloading Drupal 8
00:03:38
Exploring Drupal 8's Files
00:09:02
Using the DrupalTutor DevStack
00:15:25
Installing Drupal 8
00:11:52
Fixing the "Trusted Host Settings" Error
00:06:27
Administration Options in Drupal 8
00:11:03
Adding and Editing Content
00:27:17
Formatting Content in the WYSIWYG Editor
00:12:32
Configuring Text Formats and WYSIWYG Editor Settings
00:19:27
Managing Menu Items
00:15:24
Managing Users, Permissions, and Roles
00:25:24

Lesson 2: Configuring and Extending Drupal

Managing Comments on Drupal 8
00:09:32
Configuring the Contact Form
00:08:57
Changing Site Name and Home Page
00:08:10
Configuring Date Formats
00:05:38
Configuring Cron Jobs for Background Tasks
00:11:57
Uploading Files to the DrupalTutor DevStack
00:01:43
Installing Modules
00:11:11
Uninstalling Modules
00:08:03
Automatically Creating Friendly URLs with the Pathauto Module
00:24:20
Configuring Website Layout with Blocks
00:24:43
Configuring the Bartik Theme
00:07:52
Installing Contributed Themes
00:08:44
Updating Contributed Modules
00:09:43
Updating Drupal Core
00:06:08

Lesson 3: Custom Content Types and Fields

Custom Content Types and Fields: Introduction
00:15:09
Custom Content Types and Fields: Part 1
00:39:55
Custom Content Types and Fields: Part 2
00:17:20
Custom Content Types and Fields: Form Displays
00:17:24
Custom Content Types and Fields: Taxonomy
00:22:18
Using Entity Reference Fields
00:17:37
Custom Content Types and Fields: Formatting Field Display
00:19:29
Image Styles and Effects
00:13:25

Lesson 4: Creating Dynamic Pages and Components with Views

Creating a Table with Fields
00:26:53
Using Sorting Criteria
00:25:49
Using Filtering (Searching) Criteria
00:23:24
Mobile Responsive Tables
00:06:07
Content Displays
00:09:37
Creating RSS Feeds
00:07:49
Creating Blocks
00:19:46
Using Relationships
00:16:24
Contextual Filters
00:27:36
Customizing the Default Views
00:07:41
The Drupal Community and Resources
00:14:20
Class Wrap-Up
00:03:44

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

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 8 class.

I have taken several courses through DrupalTutor.com and I have found them to be very useful for my professional work. Ongoing access to the videos is a valuable resource as well.”

Bob
University Website Manager / Portal Administrator

“Wayne is an excellent communicator. Even though he is an expert, he always made sure to include the most basic, background information for beginners. I also really liked having access to the web server and being able to practice the lessons by building our own site. That hands on approach really helped with understanding the material.”

Charles
President of Genesee Polymers Corporation

“Wayne has a great manner about himself in his videos, and the way he presents information is easy to follow along with no matter your technical knowledge. He makes learning about Drupal a breeze! I wish more instructors would follow his approach, his explanations and examples are perfect for first time users as well as those with experience, I recommend his training course very highly to anyone looking to learn about Drupal!”

Dessie
University Information Technology Specialist

“This is a wonderful course. The material was easy to work through, and Wayne is a very knowledgeable teacher. After just four weeks, I feel confident using Drupal in website creation. And it's great knowing I will continue to have access to the instruction videos after the course is over. ”

Aubrey
Technology Librarian

The Drupal Tutor course is engaging and well structured. Wayne shows his excitement for Drupal and depth of knowledge with this course which will have you setting up your own Drupal 8 website in short order. I've been working with Drupal 7 for some time and this was a great way to jump into the upgraded version. But also suitable for someone new to Drupal.

L. Wild
Web Manager, Australia
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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.

$ 198
Per student
  • 10+ hours of video lessons
  • 4 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 October 28, 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 November 11, 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 January 6, 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 January 20, 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 February 3, 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 February 17, 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 March 3, 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 March 17, 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 March 31, 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 October 28, 2020 to December 9, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from November 11, 2020 to December 23, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from January 6, 2021 to February 17, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from January 20, 2021 to March 3, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 3, 2021 to March 17, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 17, 2021 to March 31, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 3, 2021 to April 14, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 17, 2021 to April 28, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 31, 2021 to May 12, 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)
November 3 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
November 10 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
November 17 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
November 24 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
November 17 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
November 24 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
December 1 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
December 8 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
January 12 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
January 19 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
January 26 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 2 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
January 26 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 2 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 9 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 16 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
February 9 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 16 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 23 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 2 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Date Time(s)
February 23 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 2 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 9 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 16 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
March 9 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 16 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 23 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 30 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
March 23 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 30 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 6 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 13 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
Date Time(s)
April 6 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 13 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 20 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 27 10:30am-11:30am & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT