Developing Drupal modules allows you to create customized functionality for your Drupal site. While Drupal is designed to be a flexible, extensible platform, it can be challenging to figure out the best techniques for extending it and how your custom module fits into the Drupal’s overall architecture.
In this training, you'll learn the process for developing a module with standard components like blocks, permissions, forms, and pages. The course will cover the concepts behind module development, how to use Object Oriented Programming for Drupal, and essential Drupal developer tools. It will give you an overall understanding of how modules work and you’ll get hands-on experience developing modules from scratch.
For more advanced training, check out the Advanced Module Development course.
You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:
How Drupal works from a back-end perspective
How to create a Drupal module
Using api.drupal.org, the Examples module, and core modules, as documentation
How to work with Drupal Console and Drush
Setting up your development environment
Object-oriented programming for Drupal
Best practices for Drupal module development
You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions (exercises with video instructions) and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.
- Install Party & Introductions
- Why We Build Modules & Module Planning
- Creating Your First Drupal Module
- Drupal Coding Standards
- Using Drush, Drupal Console, and Composer
- Creating Pages Programmatically
- Creating Custom Field Types
- Creating Custom Forms
- Creating and Applying Patches
- Creating Blocks Programmatically
- Configuration Management
Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course?
This course is ideal for developers who are new to Drupal and want to be able to create or maintain custom modules. It will also be useful for Drupal 7 developers who want to upgrade their skills.