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Drupal Module Development

Course Description

Developing Drupal modules allows you to create customized functionality for your Drupal site. While Drupal is designed to be a flexible, extensible platform, it can be challenging to figure out the best techniques for extending it and how your custom module fits into the Drupal’s overall architecture.

In this training, you'll learn the process for developing a module with standard components like blocks, permissions, forms, and pages. The course will cover the concepts behind module development, how to use Object Oriented Programming for Drupal, and essential Drupal developer tools. It will give you an overall understanding of how modules work and you’ll get hands-on experience developing modules from scratch.

For more advanced training, check out the Advanced Module Development course. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • How Drupal works from a back-end perspective

  • How to create a Drupal module

  • Using api.drupal.org, the Examples module, and core modules, as documentation

  • How to work with Drupal Console and Drush

  • Setting up your development environment

  • Object-oriented programming for Drupal

  • Best practices for Drupal module development

Week-by-Week Outline

You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions (exercises with video instructions) and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.

Week 1

  • Install Party & Introductions
  • Why We Build Modules & Module Planning
  • Creating Your First Drupal Module
  • Drupal Coding Standards

Week 2

  • Using Drush, Drupal Console, and Composer
  • Creating Pages Programmatically
  • Creating Custom Field Types
  • Creating Custom Forms

Week 3

  • Creating and Applying Patches
  • Creating Blocks Programmatically
  • Configuration Management
  • Wrap-Up

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course?

This course is ideal for developers who are new to Drupal and want to be able to create or maintain custom modules. It will also be useful for Drupal 7 developers who want to upgrade their skills.


Blended Online Learning: How it Works

This blended learning course consists of live training with your instructor and cohort to deepen your understanding, one-on-one training sessions with instructors to get more guidance and support, and pre-recorded videos and exercises that allow you to self-direct your learning and learn at your own schedule.

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 Carefully crafted videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 One-on-one sessions for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack channel to learn and grow together
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

Can you provide an invoice? Contact us and we can issue you an invoice for the training.

What size is the class? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. 

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Just get in touch with us and we can set up a training that fits your needs.

Do you offer refunds? Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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