Content Types, Media, and Views

Learn how to build custom applications and other functionality on your Drupal website using content types, fields, and views.

The Content Types, Media, and Views course is a beginner-level course that is designed to teach how to create custom pages, blocks, and other functionality on your Drupal website using content types and views.

Who is this class for?

This course is for people who know the basics of using and editing content on a Drupal website and want to take their skills to the next level. You don't need to know any programming to take this course, as everything will be done using the admin interface of Drupal.

What does this course cover?

This course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Creating content types and adding/editing fields.
  • Using entity references to relate content together.
  • Using the Field Group and Inline Entity Form modules to improve the content editing experience.
  • Automatically resizing images with image styles.
  • Creating dynamic pages and blocks using the Views module.
  • Using the Media and Media Library modules to embed reusable images, videos, and other media on your website pages.

How is it taught?

The course will consist of pre-recorded video lessons and live Q&A sessions with the course instructor. The lesson videos can be watched on-demand, anytime it's convenient. Throughout the course, students will follow along with the video and complete hands-on practice assignments to build simple custom applications on a Drupal website. We will provide an online development environment in which to follow along with the lesson videos and complete the assignments.

The weekly live sessions will be conducted online using Zoom. During the sessions, the instructor will answer questions about the lessons and will help troubleshoot any issues with the assignment. 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.

How long is this course?

The estimated time commitment for the course is 4 - 5 hours per week for 2 weeks. 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 great when you need a refresher on a topic.

Lessons In This Class

Video Duration
Introduction to this Course 00:09:33
Using the DrupalTutor DevStack 00:12:05
Installing Drupal Core 00:15:53
Fixing the Trusted Host Settings Error 00:06:02

Video Duration
Planning Our Custom Application 00:11:15
User Interface Changes in Drupal 10.2 00:14:16
Creating Content Types and Fields 00:39:54
Entity Reference Fields 00:07:22
Using Taxonomy Vocabularies and References 00:17:55
Customizing Content Add and Edit Forms 00:30:06
Adding Field Groups to the Content Form 00:08:58
Using the Inline Entity Form Module 00:09:55
Customizing the Display of Content Pages 00:23:24
Automatically Resizing Images with Image Styles 00:11:36
Using the Private File System 00:11:45

Video Duration
Creating Views that Display Fields 00:28:18
Sort Criteria 00:18:10
Filter Criteria 00:19:52
Creating Views the Display Content in View Modes 00:10:25
Creating Blocks with Views 00:18:21
Relationships 00:14:28
Contextual Filters 00:26:45
Customizing the Drupal Admin UI with Views 00:07:18

Video Duration
Creating and Customizing Media Entities 00:14:48
Referencing and Embedding Media in Other Content 00:07:58
Configuring and Using the Media Library 00:12:12

Video Duration
Class Wrap-Up 00:02:45
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.


Our Guarantee

Try one of our courses 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
  • 6+ Hours of video lessons
  • 4 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

When is this class taught?

Class Start Date

You can start this class any time within 6 months of purchase.

Lesson Videos

This course includes detailed step-by-step lesson videos, available on-demand to watch on your own schedule. These videos are yours forever, so you can come back and watch them any time you need a refresher.

Live Webinars

In addition to the lesson videos you will be able to attend 2 weeks of optional live Q&A webinars with your instructor. In these sessions, you can ask questions, get help with troubleshooting issues, or dive deeper into any topics that interest you. Click here for a list of upcoming Q&A webinar times.

Online Development Environment

We will provide you with 3 weeks of access to an online development environment where you can follow along with the lesson videos without installing anything on your computer.