Composer-Based Workflows for Drupal 8

Everything you need to know to build and manage Drupal 8 websites with Composer

In this course, you will learn everything you need to know to build and deploy Drupal 8 websites with Composer. We start from the basics and go all the way up through automatically deploying your site to production with CircleCI!

Why Should You Take This Class?

Using a Composer-based workflow to manage your Drupal 8 website is considered the best practice, but many people struggle with Composer's frustrating complexities and arcane logic. This course will walk you through the process so you can build your Composer-based Drupal sites with confidence, and troubleshoot Composer update errors with ease. This course will also present several deployment strategies for pushing changes and updates to your website from development to production, including a manual process, deployment scripts, and a fully-automated approach using a continuous integration server.

Who is this class for?

  • Anyone who wants to starting building their Drupal 8 websites with Composer.
  • People who have a Composer-based Drupal website, but can't figure out why it won't update. 😡
  • Anyone who wants to automate deploying updates to their Drupal 8 website.

This class is designed to be accessible to people who have never worked with Composer before, but it also has a lot of advanced topics that will appeal to those who already know the basics. An understanding of how to use Drupal is helpful, but you don't need to be a wizard at it to follow this course.

How is it taught?

The class will consist of two weekly video lessons, each around 2 hours long, and two 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. We will provide you with an online development environment, so you don't need to worry about setting that up ahead of time.

The weekly live sessions will be conducted online, using the Zoom webinar software. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions and will help troubleshoot any issues you have following the course. (Zoom 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 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 Course

Understanding Composer and Composer-Based Drupal Websites

Introduction
00:07:05
Using the DrupalTutor DevStack
00:14:04
Using the Code Examples in This Course
00:06:33
Installing Composer
00:05:34
Installing Drupal with Composer
00:06:18
Preventing Permissions Errors When Running Composer
00:04:16
Installing Modules with Composer
00:13:07
Uninstalling Modules with Composer
00:04:29
Updating Drupal Modules and Drupal Core with Composer
00:46:46
Understanding the composer.json File
00:32:11
Applying Patches with Composer
00:16:42

Deploying a Composer-Based Drupal Website to Production

Using the DrupalTutor DevStack as a Production Server
00:06:44
Deploying Drupal Manually with Git and Composer
00:53:17
Updating a Drupal Site with Git and Composer
00:18:29
Automating Drupal Deployments with Deployer
00:43:21
Automatically Deploying Changes with CircleCI
00:34:54

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.

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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.

$ 148
Per student
  • 4 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 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 November 25, 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 November 25, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from November 11, 2020 to December 9, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from November 25, 2020 to December 23, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from January 6, 2021 to February 3, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from January 20, 2021 to February 17, 2021.

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

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

Your practice development environment will be available from March 3, 2021 to March 31, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 17, 2021 to April 14, 2021.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 31, 2021 to April 28, 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
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
Date Time(s)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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