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. After you take this course, though, that's not going to be you. You'll build your Composer-based Drupal sites with confidence, and troubleshoot Composer update errors with ease. In fact, you're going to be a complete Composer bad-ass. People will seek you out at your job or at your local Drupal meetup because you'll be the one person in the room who knows how to fix their Composer problems. It will be glorious!

I know what you're thinking. How am I going to have time to help all these people with their Composer problems? I'm way too busy. But after you take this course, you're going to save yourself a ton of time, because you're going to learn how to deploy your websites automatically with continuous integration instead of logging in and doing it manually. Seriously. In the last video of this course, we type "git push origin master" and BOOM, the website is updated on the production server. And you can get right back to holding court with your adoring fans.

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, so they can spend more time with their loved ones. (or doing something else, we don't judge)

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 a local development environment (based on Vagrant and Virtualbox) and practice hosting account, 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.

Topics Covered in This Course

The Basics

Everything you need to get a Drupal website up and running with Composer:

  • Installing Composer
  • Installing Drupal 8 with Composer
  • Installing and Uninstalling Modules and Themes with Composer
  • Updating Drupal Modules and Drupal Core with Composer ← This video is worth the purchase price alone. It will save you from so much frustration with Composer!
  • Understanding the composer.json File and Version Syntax
  • Applying Patches with Composer (Spoiler Alert: You can do it directly from the drupal.org issue queue!)

Deploying Your Composer-Based Drupal Site to Production

This is where we take the dev-ops to the next level, including:

  • Using Git to Track Project Updates
  • Deploying Your Site to Production with Git
  • Scripting the Deployment Process with Deployer (Your dev-ops chops will be 95th percentile after this video.)
  • Automating Your Deployment with CircleCI (You built a robot to do your job? Welcome to the 1%.)
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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 and Composer, we'll refund the full price. No questions asked.

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.

Testimonials

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

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

Cost

The cost for this course is $148 per student .

This includes:

  • 4 hours of video lessons and 2 weekly live sessions with your instructor.
  • Permanent access to the recordings of all the lessons and live sessions. Watch them again anytime you need them!
  • A local development environment and a web hosting account 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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Price: $148 per student

About this Class Format

The self-paced public class is our most popular option. With this format, all the lesson videos are available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience. In addition, you will have access to weekly live "Office Hours" webinars with your instructor, where you can ask for help for if you get stuck, or ask about topics not covered in the lesson videos.

With this class format, you will have access to the lesson videos forever! Come back and re-watch them any time. However, you will need to select a specific set of session dates below. These dates represent when you plan to take the class, and it will determine which Office Hours webinars you are invited to. For courses that include a practice hosting account, these dates will also determine when your practice hosting account is active.

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Monday, July 15, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Friday, July 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

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.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

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Price: $1,000 for up to 12 students

About this Class Format

The self-paced private class is a great choice for training your whole team. The lessons and video format are the same as our public classes, but with this option we'll have private question and answer webinars just for you. We can discuss your unique needs and how to apply the lesson material to your specific projects. We also may be able to cover additional topics of interest to your team during our private webinars.

As with the public classes, all the lesson videos will be available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience, and your team members will have access to the lesson videos forever! Your private webinars will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability.

To schedule a private class, please fill out the form below.

Price: $3,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 8 Hours

About this Class Format

The live online class is a great choice when you need to train your whole team, and you want the ability to ask the instructor questions in real time during the lessons. It's just like our onsite class, but without the extra travel costs. We can train your team all together in conference room or have them log into the webinar individually.

In addition to the live instruction, we will include access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your live class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. To request a live online class, please fill out the form below.

Price: from $4,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 8 Hours

About this Class Format

The live onsite class is our top-of-the-line option for training your whole team. It's pretty simple: our expert instructor will fly out to your location, and train your team at your office.

In addition to the onsite instruction, we will include online access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your onsite class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. The price shown above is an estimate, based on standard travel costs and preparation time. To request a specific quote for your location and desired class dates, please fill out the form below.