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.
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
Introduction00:05:28What is Drupal?00:18:38How Drupal 8 Works00:07:59Downloading Drupal 800:03:38Exploring Drupal 8's Files00:09:02Using the DrupalTutor DevStack00:15:25Installing Drupal 800:11:52Fixing the "Trusted Host Settings" Error00:06:27Administration Options in Drupal 800:11:03Adding and Editing Content00:27:17Formatting Content in the WYSIWYG Editor00:12:32Configuring Text Formats and WYSIWYG Editor Settings00:19:27Managing Menu Items00:15:24Managing Users, Permissions, and Roles00:25:24
Lesson 2: Configuring and Extending Drupal
Managing Comments on Drupal 800:09:32Configuring the Contact Form00:08:57Changing Site Name and Home Page00:08:10Configuring Date Formats00:05:38Configuring Cron Jobs for Background Tasks00:11:57Uploading Files to the DrupalTutor DevStack00:01:43Installing Modules00:11:11Uninstalling Modules00:08:03Automatically Creating Friendly URLs with the Pathauto Module00:24:20Configuring Website Layout with Blocks00:24:43Configuring the Bartik Theme00:07:52Installing Contributed Themes00:08:44Updating Contributed Modules00:09:43Updating Drupal Core00:06:08
Lesson 3: Custom Content Types and Fields
Custom Content Types and Fields: Introduction00:15:09Custom Content Types and Fields: Part 100:39:55Custom Content Types and Fields: Part 200:17:20Custom Content Types and Fields: Form Displays00:17:24Custom Content Types and Fields: Taxonomy00:22:18Using Entity Reference Fields00:17:37Custom Content Types and Fields: Formatting Field Display00:19:29Image Styles and Effects00:13:25
Lesson 4: Creating Dynamic Pages and Components with Views
Creating a Table with Fields00:26:53Using Sorting Criteria00:25:49Using Filtering (Searching) Criteria00:23:24Mobile Responsive Tables00:06:07Content Displays00:09:37Creating RSS Feeds00:07:49Creating Blocks00:19:46Using Relationships00:16:24Contextual Filters00:27:36Customizing the Default Views00:07:41The Drupal Community and Resources00:14:20Class Wrap-Up00:03:44
Appendix: Using Local Development Environments
An Overview of Local Development Environments00:01:50Using Lando as a Local Development Environment00:39:00Using DDev as a Local Development Environment00:28:36Using DrupalVM as a Local Development Environment00:30:38
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.”
BobUniversity 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.”
CharlesPresident 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!”
DessieUniversity 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. ”
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. WildWeb Manager, Australia
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.