Composer-Based Workflows for Drupal 8

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.

Lessons In This Course

Understanding Composer and Composer-Based Drupal Websites
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 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!

Your lesson videos will be available starting May 27, 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 June 10, 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 February 19, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 5, 2020 to March 4, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from February 19, 2020 to March 18, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 4, 2020 to April 1, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from March 18, 2020 to April 15, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 1, 2020 to April 29, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 15, 2020 to May 13, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from April 29, 2020 to May 27, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 13, 2020 to June 10, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from May 27, 2020 to June 24, 2020.

Your practice development environment will be available from June 10, 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
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January 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 4 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
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February 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
February 18 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
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February 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
March 3 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
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March 10 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 17 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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March 24 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
March 31 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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April 7 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 14 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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April 21 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
April 28 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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May 5 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 11 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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May 15 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
May 26 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
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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)
June 16 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT
June 23 11:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT