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Drupal Site Building & Architecture

Course Description

The Drupal content management system is known for its flexibility. Drupal can be used for many types of websites, from corporate websites and media portals to e-commerce sites, community forums, and intranets. Site builders have the task of customizing Drupal depending on the content and feature-set they want to provide.

This course will give you a thorough understanding of the Drupal site building process. You'll get hands-on experience creating an information architecture for Drupal, and implementing advanced features with Drupal core and contributed modules.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • How to add complex and powerful functionality to Drupal using core and contrib

  • Considerations for planning and structuring content

  • Differences between entity types

  • Selecting and installing contributed modules

  • How to configure key contributed modules

  • Best practices for launching and maintaining a secure and speedy website

  • The limits of Drupal site building and when custom theming or module development is required

Outline

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: In this session, we'll make sure you're set up for success. We'll check that you have all the requirements for the course and troubleshoot any setup issues. We'll also do class introductions and talk about the Drupal content architecture and what you can build using Drupal.
  • Content in Drupal: Learn about your options for building out content in Drupal. Common content entity types like taxonomy and nodes, and how to add fields to content entity types.
  • Content Architecture Workshop: An interactive session: look at the information architecture for two example websites. Review the types of content on each website, the relationships between the content, and what fields each type of content has.
  • Views: Learn when and how to use Views to get your content out of the database and organize it on the page. Turn your Drupal website into a truly dynamic tool for content management.
  • Building Flexible Content: Create a landing page using Paragraphs, using Media and Layout Builder.
  • Wrap-Up: What are the challenges and benefits of building a website using Drupal? What are the best practices for site building and maintenance? Discuss how to get the most out of Drupal and the open source community.

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course

This course is ideal for site builders, developers and newcomers to Drupal who want to be able to configure Drupal effectively. For more advanced techniques, check out the Advanced Site Building course. 

FAQ

Blended Online Learning: How it Works

Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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