Drupal 8 Essential Training - Beginner- Part 1

Learn the essential steps in creating and managing your Drupal website for your organisation with Drupal 8.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

Drupal 8 Essential Training - Beginner-Part 1. In this course you will learn to create and manage websites with Drupal 8.
This is a handson course, consists of 30+ substantial video tutorials.  Each concept is fully explained in a clear and professional manner.
Drupal skills are in great demand and large companies pay good rates for Drupal talent. Take this course now as your first step to become a well paid Drupal site management expert.

What are the requirements?

  • No programming or HTML skills is needed to do this course.
  • All softwares used in this course are opensource and are available as FREE downloads

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to create and manage organisational level Drupal websites.
  • Get all the essential skills to administer a Drupal site in an organisation.
  • Maintain organisations website with regular updates, backup and restore
  • Add new functions and features to the website that is best suited to your organisation
  • Give you full confidence to apply for Drupal Web desinger jobs in large organisations.

Who is the target audience?

  • Site web designers who want to learn Drupal.
  • Business Site web designers and developers who want to work with cutting edge CMS technology
  • People with some understanding of how the web technologies work will learn fast.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

In this session you will learn more about:

- Course contents

- Learning suggestions

- What you may be able to by the end of the course

Section 2: Installing Drupal

In this session:

-We will download and install Drupal 8 with Bitnami.

-Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed easily.

-The packaged software (a 'stack') provide a consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience when deploying any app, on any platform.

-We will download the Drupal Bitnamni Development Stack and Install it on our local computer.


In this session you will learn

-How to access the source files quickly with short cuts.

- How to start and stop services with your stack manager.

-How to access Drupal site and the related database.


In this session we will show you:

- Where to look for site status errors and how to fix it.


In this session:

- We look at various ways we could get help with our Drupal site management.

- Community help, forums, IRC and professional consulting help are discussed here.

Section 3: Theoretical Background

In this session you will learn about:

- What is a Content management System.

- Why it is crucial for organisations moving into the future.


In this session you will learn about:

-Look at arious Content Management Systems. How they compare.


In this session you will learn about:

- How Drupal development environment components work together.

Section 4: User Management

In this session you will learn:

- The main administrator.The first user created during Drupal installation is User 1.

- For day to day admin other user a/c needs to be created and used.


In this session we look at the general user account settings and creation of user roles.

Section 5: Content Creation

In this session:

-In this session content creation is discussed.

-Out of the box, Drupal comes with Articles and Basic Pages.

- Drupal can create any number of custom content types.


In this session:

- Adding contents to menus.

- Moving menu item locations.


- add more staff users

- allocate content ownership to different users

- published - draft status of contents

- sticky contents to the top

- comment - no comment

- alias setting


In this session:

- We look at how to edit basic pages and articles on the site.


- Adding new icons for the editor tool set

- Allocating text formats to user groups


Access to previous versions of the contents is a good feature in Drupal. In this session we look at how to make of the revision features.

Managing Comments

Having a contact form on the site will make user communication easy. Drupal comes with a contact form in its default set up. We can create any number of contact forms with Drupal.

Section 6: Drupal Configuations

In this session:

- Blocks are fundamental to building Drupal websites. Here we learn about managing block regions.


Students should be able to create links and add it to a block region.


In this session you will learn:

- How to move information elements within blocks.


In this session we will show you:

- How to create and manage custom block regions.

Section 7: Extending Drupal

In this session:

- We will look how to extend Drupal with modules


In this session:

- we look at installing contributed modules from Drupal.Org site.


In this session:

- We will add a discussion forum to facilitate communication with the organisation.

Section 8: Drupal Theming

In this session:

- Drupal theming is discussed. Themes are easy to download and install.


In this session:

- We choose a theme from drupal.org site and install iton our site.

Section 9: Drupal Site Maintenance

In this session we discuss:

- The need for backups.

- Taking you through the Drupal Site Back up process.


In this session we will show you:

- Step by step how to restore a Drupal site to a previous verson.


Keeping the Drupal core up to date and applying security updates are important for site seurity and better performance. In this section we do these process step by step.


Thank you for taking this course. I will be updaing this course when needed. After this basic course students should be able to confidently work with Drupal and persue a career in Drupal site design and administration.

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Instructor Biography

Mr Kanna Das, Msc in IT, Get Drupal skills now for a better paying career

Education: Master’s in Information Technology - University of New South Wales, Business informatics - University of Canberra

Work: 18 years of 'Intranet and Internet web project' management experience in large Government organizations. 

My interests are in web technologies, world travel, hiking, motorcycling and more.

I am passionate about opensource software and transferring knowledge to bring positive changes to wider communities.

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