Drupal 8 from scratch (ideal for private teams)

You're completely new to Drupal and might have no understanding of coding. You want to experience it firsthand to learn what all the fuss is about. Perhaps your content team wants to build and manage its own website but needs upskilling on the Drupal platform – and fast.

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About this course

Our intensive, one-day introduction to Drupal 8 (for absolute beginners) is designed to help you understand exactly what Drupal 8 offers and how it's meant be used.

We'll help you to start making all the right decisions when it comes to your site architecture and your content strategy, opening the doors to using Drupal as your decoupled CMS platform of choice for the future.

You’ll learn how to build a state-of- the-art website without writing a single line of code.

We'll briefly explore how to implement a modern, component-based content module and even go as far as showing you how you can easily expose your content via RESTful web services for consumption via Android, iOS and Windows apps.

Course content

You will cover...

  • Installing Drupal 8 on your local desktop or laptop
  • Extending Drupal with core and community modules
  • Content types: implementing your content model
  • Roles: stakeholder personas and their stories
  • Permissions: controlling who can do what
  • Field handling: settings, widgets, and permissions
  • Taxonomy: categorising your content
  • Views: content lists, carousels, and data mining pages
  • SEO customisations
  • Machine-readable output: a little bit of JSON + XML output via REST services
  • Theme manipulation
  • Content modelling for the unknown consumer
  • Distributions: pre-built turnkey solutions

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