Drupal 8 for Beginners
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Drupal 8 for Beginners

Explore the power of Drupal 8 and create efficient and fast Drupal 8 applications from scratch
4.3 (14 ratings)
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74 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 2/2017
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover how to create complex websites quickly
  • Find out how to use the building blocks of Drupal 8
  • Work with the powerful Views module
  • Manage site users and permissions
  • Explore the world of various views and components in Drupal 8
  • Understand the process of making reusable templates
  • Use different plugins and create your own plugins
  • Understand how to test, deploy and monitor your application
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  • This video takes a step-by-step, practical, tutorial-style approach. Each chapter will help you to build up your skill level and enable you to become an efficient Drupal 8 professional.

Drupal 8 brings a lot of groundbreaking changes to its ecosystem, from basic architectural to functional. Understanding these changes is vital to you if you are trying to explore Drupal 8 and become a qualified Drupal 8 professional. This video will help you build your Drupal 8 skill level from ground level up and enable you to create an efficient Drupal 8 application from scratch.

We start with the primary focal points of Drupal 8’s key features and why they matter to you. Next, you’ll learn to get your Drupal 8 installation and customization on the road easily and efficiently, ensuring the necessary repositories and libraries are in your system. Then, you’ll start building your Drupal 8 app, create the application architecture, and use Drupal 8 views and components extensively. You’ll see how to create reusable templates using PHP scripting, use plugins, and develop simple plugins on your own. Toward the end of the video, you’ll also find out how to test, deploy, and monitor your application effectively.

About The Author

Jason Blanda has been professionally developing and deploying websites using the Drupal content management system for over 7 years. He runs the OneStop How to Guys YouTube channel, offering a wide variety of free educational courses including but not limited to Drupal 8. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Archboard Media, a website development company in Canton, Ohio, building websites and web apps on the Drupal content management system.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a PHP developer with basic knowledge of how CMS systems function, then this is the perfect course for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
Getting Started with Drupal 8
7 Lectures 33:30

This video provides an overview of the entire course.

Preview 06:42

Know about the new features.

What’s New

Installing MAMP

Installing MAMP

How to download Drupal 8.

Downloading Drupal 8

How to set up and communicate with the database.

Setting Up the Database

How to install Drupal 8.

Installing Drupal 8

A tour of Drupal 8.

It’s Alive
Building a Foundation
8 Lectures 59:51

Creating and managing content types.

Preview 09:01

What are modules and how to manage modules?

Extending Your Reach with Modules

Learn about blocks in Drupal 8

Using Blocks with Drupal 8

How to create and edit contact forms?

Creating Contact Forms

What are views and understanding views?

Understanding Views

How to create and manage views?

Setting up a View

How to setup and use contextual filters?

Working with Contextual Filters

How to work with REST API’s

Sending it Out with REST-First
Working with Drupal 8 Themes
4 Lectures 32:19

Themes in Drupal 8

Preview 07:39

Custom themes in Drupal 8. What is the info file?

Custom Theming Part 1 Info File

Creating and organizing files and folders in custom themes.

Custom Theming Part 2 Files and Folder Structure

What are templates and what do they do?

Custom Theming Part 3 Template Overriding
Going Public: Launching Your New Website
3 Lectures 21:08

How to set permissions?

Preview 08:10

How to create and backup databases?

Database Transfer

How to backup and transfer files to new location?

File Transfer
Updates and Reports
3 Lectures 23:47

How to download and update modules.

Preview 09:25

How to download and manage core updates?

Managing Core Updates

Learn more about reports.

Reading the Reports
Building a Simple Website
7 Lectures 39:22

Modifying different content types.

Preview 06:07

Creating roles and setting permissions for roles.

Creating Roles

How to create news feed views?

Creating Our News Feed Views

How to set up and create links for RSS feeds.

Creating an RSS View Feed

How to create blocks?

Creating a Recent News Block

Creating contact forms and adding fields to forms.

Adding a Contact Form

Activating and creating REST API

Setting Up a REST API
Building Custom Modules
5 Lectures 30:27

How to name and place modules.

Preview 06:39

How to create composer file?

Creating a Composer File

How to create the info file?

Creating the Info File

How to add functionality to the module?

Adding Functionality

Understand more about files and folders.

Understanding Additional Files
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