No technical background is required

Course Description

This course will give you a solid introduction to Drupal concepts and site-building techniques. We'll cover fundamental Drupal site architecture and terminology and give you the hands-on experience you need to get comfortable using Drupal. 

Over the two days of this course, you'll get a chance to see the Drupal site building process, strategies for getting your content into Drupal, and some of the modules you'll need to build a powerful Drupal website. We'll cover best practices and techniques that will help you build a robust, sustainable Drupal site for your organization.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • Drupal concepts and terminology
  • The benefits of using Drupal
  • The process of creating a new Drupal 8 website
  • Content strategy for Drupal
  • How to select and configure contributed modules
  • The benefits of Drupal 8, what's easy and what's difficult
  • Best practices for launching and maintaining a secure and speedy website
  • The limits of Drupal site building and when custom theming or module development is required

Syllabus

  • Installing Drupal
  • Drupal 8 concepts, terminology, and overall architecture
  • Planning and implementing content types and fields in Drupal 8
  • Mapping content to Drupal data types
  • Using taxonomy, and menus to structure your site
  • Designing and creating landing pages
  • Managing users and permissions
  • Creating layouts with blocks
  • Organizing your content with Views
  • Installing and configuring contributed modules
  • Multilingual functionality
  • Site maintenance best practices
  • Pre-launch checklist

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course

Anyone who is new to Drupal and looking to get a solid base of knowledge. Decision makers considering various CMS platforms will also benefit from this course.

Development Environment

You need a fresh install of Drupal 8 on your laptop to use for the course. Before the course, we’ll send you step-by-step instructions on how to set up Drupal 8 using Acquia Dev Desktop. You can also use a LAMP, WAMP, or MAMP environment if you already have this set up.