Drupal 8 Essential Training - Beginner- Part 1
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Learn the essential steps in creating and managing your Drupal website for your organisation with Drupal 8.
4.5 (48 ratings)
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Created by Kanna Das
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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  • 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

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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:26

In this session you will learn more about:

- Course contents

- Learning suggestions

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

Preview 00:26
Installing Drupal
4 Lectures 25:54

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.

Preview 09:17

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.

Managing Bitnami Drupal Stack Manager

In this session we will show you:

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

Fix Error Status

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.

Getting Help
Theoretical Background
3 Lectures 29:03

In this session you will learn about:

- What is a Content management System.

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

Content Management Systems -CMS- Explained

In this session you will learn about:

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

Drupal Vs WordPress Comparison

In this session you will learn about:

- How Drupal development environment components work together.

Drupal Development Envioronment Explained
User Management
2 Lectures 15:55

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.

Admin for day to day management

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

Manage Users
Content Creation
8 Lectures 48:14

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.

Content types - Article and basic Pages - Part 1

In this session:

- Adding contents to menus.

- Moving menu item locations.

Article and Basic Pages- Part 2

- 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

Content features

In this session:

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

Creating Contents

- Adding new icons for the editor tool set

- Allocating text formats to user groups

Manage default CKEditor

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.

Working with Content Revisions

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.

Creating Contact Forms
Drupal Configuations
4 Lectures 24:47

In this session:

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

Managing Blocks

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

Add links to blocks

In this session you will learn:

- How to move information elements within blocks.

Moving elements within blocks

In this session we will show you:

- How to create and manage custom block regions.

Creating Custom Blocks
Extending Drupal
3 Lectures 26:21

In this session:

- We will look how to extend Drupal with modules

Extending with Modules

In this session:

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

Install Contributed Modules

In this session:

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

Adding a Discussion Forum
Drupal Theming
2 Lectures 17:47

In this session:

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

Introducing Drupal Themes

In this session:

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

Installing Drupal Themes
Drupal Site Maintenance
4 Lectures 29:19

In this session we discuss:

- The need for backups.

- Taking you through the Drupal Site Back up process.

Drupal site Backup

In this session we will show you:

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

Preview 08:56

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.

Preview 08:41

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.

After Beginner Class - Next Steps
About the Instructor
Kanna Das
4.1 Average rating
68 Reviews
1,521 Students
2 Courses
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.