Introduction to Drupal 8

Learn terminology and essential concepts and create your first website with Drupal 8.

No technical background is required

Course Description

Drupal is a powerful platform for creating websites and managing content. For those new to Drupal, starting your first project usually comes with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to Drupal so you can get up-to-speed 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 site administration, or a project manager planning out your first Drupal build, this course will get you started on the right foot.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Drupal concepts and terminology

  • The benefits and challenges of using Drupal

  • The process of creating and maintaining a Drupal 8 website

  • Drupal core functionality and how to use contributed modules

  • Confidence to dive deeper into Drupal 8

  • What’s easy and what’s difficult with Drupal

Syllabus

  • Installing Drupal

  • Drupal 8 concepts and terminology

  • Creating content types and using fields

  • Using taxonomy, and menus to structure your site

  • Managing users and permissions

  • Creating blocks and layouts

  • Organizing your content with Views

  • Installing and configuring contributed modules

  • Managing multilingual content

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.

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