Introduction to Drupal 8

Duration1 day / 6 hours · LevelDrupal Essentials

Upcoming Dates

Chicago
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DePaul Lincoln Park Campus, Chicago IL
Training Language: English
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Course Description

Drupal is known for being a powerful platform with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology and give you the hands-on experience you need to get comfortable using Drupal. 

Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, a content editor looking for an introduction to Drupal administration, or a site builder wanting to know how to structure a new Drupal website, this course will get you started on the right foot.

The exercises will help you understand the process of creating a Drupal site. You'll also learn how to plan out your own website's structure and content.

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
  • Drupal core functionality and how to use contributed modules
  • Confidence to dive deeper into Drupal 8

Syllabus

  • Installing Drupal
  • Drupal 8 concepts, terminology, and overall architecture
  • Creating content types and using fields
  • Using taxonomy, and menus to structure your site
  • Managing users and permissions
  • Creating layouts with blocks
  • Organizing your content with Views
  • Installing and configuring contributed modules
  • Multilingual functionality

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course

Anyone who is new to Drupal and looking to get a 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.

Prerequisites
No technical background is required

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