Course: Drupal 8 Essential Training - Part 1

Drupal 8 Essential Training - Part 1

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

Drupal is an Enterprise level Web content management system (CMS) suitable for large organizations. 

This is highly secure, mobile friendly system. You can create any type of websites to your imagination.

This is a slow pace, STEP by STEP tutorial, covering one concept at a time. No previous knowledge is assumed.

Basic knowledge
  • This is a total beginner course
  • Suitable for anyone who want to create and manage an enterprise level CMS website
  • No programming skill is required, but basic computer literacy is assumed
What you will learn

There are over 30 videos in this series. Each covering one concept at a time in detail.

In this series you will learn:

  • what is a Content management system
  • why Drupal is preferred in large organisations
  • Download, install and configure Drupal
  • Learn to create websites to meet your organisational needs
Number of Lectures: 31
Total Duration: 03:26:24
  • Introduction  

    In this session you will learn more about:

    - Course contents

    - Learning suggestions

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

Installing Drupal
  • Download and install Drupal 8 development environment  

    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.

  • Bitnami Drupal Stack Manager  

    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.

  • Fix Error Status  

    In this session we will show you:

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

  • Getting help  

    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.

Theoretical Background
  • Content Management Systems -CMS- Explained  

    In this session you will learn about:

    - What is a Content management System.

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

    ( if you know what is a cms you can skip this video)

  • Drupal Vs WordPress Comparison  

    In this session you will learn about:

    -Look at two major Content Management Systems. WordPress and Drupal. How they compare.

  • Drupal Development Environment Explained  

    In this session you will learn about:

    - How Drupal development environment components work together.

User Management
  • Admin for day to day 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.

  • Manage Users  

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

Content Creation
  • Content types - Article and basic Pages - Part 1  

    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.

  • Article and Basic Pages- Part 2  

    In this session:

    - Adding contents to menus. 

    - Moving menu item locations.

  • Add content features  

    - 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

  • Creating Contents  

    In this session:

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

  • Manage default CKEditor  

    - Adding new icons for the editor tool set

    - Allocating text formats to user groups

  • Working with Content Revisions  

    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  

    Managing Comments

  • Creating Contact Forms  

    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.

Drupal Configurations
  • Managing Blocks  

    In this session:

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

  • Add links to blocks  

    We can create links and add it to a block region.

  • Moving elements within blocks  

    In this session you will learn:

    - How to move information elements within blocks.

  • Creating Custom Blocks  

    In this session we will show you:

    - How to create and manage custom block regions.

Extending Drupal
  • Extending with Modules  

    In this session:

    - We will look how to extend Drupal with modules 

  • Install Contributed Modules  

    In this session:

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

  • Adding a Discussion Forum  

    In this session:

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

Drupal Theming
  • Introducing Drupal Themes  

    In this session:

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

  • Installing Drupal Themes  

    In this session:

    - We choose a theme from site and install it on our site.

  • Identifying Theme Regions  

    Identifying Theme Regions a simple way

  • Add Bootstrap Theme  

    Another popular theme

  • Adding Social Media Links  

    Adding Social Media Links

Next Steps
  • Congratulations. Continue to part 2  

    Continue to part 2 to learn more about Drupal in Detail.

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