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Learning Drupal 8

Video Description

In this Learning Drupal 8 training course, expert author Rain Michaels teaches you the basic building blocks for creating a customized Drupal website. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with Drupal is required.

You will start by learning how to install Drupal, then jump into learning the basics of content creation. From there, Rain will teach you about site configuration and how to create content, blocks, and menus for a simple site. This video tutorial also covers views, text formats and visual editors, media, and how to use taxonomy. You will also learn about views exposed and contextual filters, as well as theming. Finally, you will learn how to deploy and manage a Drupal site.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of installing, building, deploying, and maintaining your own customized Drupal websites. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:05:08
    2. About The Author 00:00:46
    3. What Is Drupal? 00:01:08
    4. Using The Working Files 00:13:32
    5. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Installing Drupal
    1. Installing Drupal Through An Online Service 00:02:19
    2. Preparing A Local System 00:09:55
    3. File System, Core Files, And Sites Directory 00:05:15
    4. The Drupal Installer - Part 1 00:06:14
    5. The Drupal Installer - Part 2 00:09:58
    6. User 1 00:03:22
    7. Summary Of Installing Drupal 00:01:18
  3. Basics Of Content Creation
    1. Out Of The Box - Basic Pages And Articles 00:08:06
    2. Publishing Options - Published, Promoted, URL 00:07:32
    3. Summary Of Basic Content Creation 00:03:30
  4. Basic Site Configuration
    1. Site Information 00:07:55
    2. Overview Of Configuration UI 00:14:47
    3. Shortcuts 00:04:51
    4. File System 00:11:42
    5. Regional And Language Settings 00:08:05
    6. Trusted Host Settings 00:05:20
    7. Summary Of Basic Site Configuration 00:00:45
  5. Creating A Simple Site - Content
    1. Understanding Entities And Nodes 00:06:11
    2. Reviewing Content Creation - Basic Pages 00:05:18
    3. Reviewing Content Creation - Articles 00:06:58
    4. Content Revisions 00:03:57
    5. Bulk Content Management 00:04:08
    6. Summary Of Entities And Nodes 00:01:44
  6. Creating A Simple Site - Blocks
    1. What Are Blocks? 00:03:43
    2. Block Management, Placement And Site Regions 00:08:13
    3. Creating A New Block 00:06:40
    4. Block Settings 00:08:02
    5. Summary Of Block Management 00:01:08
  7. Creating A Simple Site - Menus
    1. What Are Menus? 00:01:36
    2. Menu Management 00:07:45
    3. Adding A New Menu 00:03:53
    4. Menu Blocks 00:06:52
    5. Summary Of Menus 00:01:17
  8. Extending Drupal
    1. Core Modules 00:06:45
    2. Forum Module 00:07:28
    3. Finding Modules On Drupal 00:11:02
    4. Installing A Contributed Module 00:05:32
    5. Summary Of Extending Drupal 00:02:17
  9. Creating A Simple Site - Content Types
    1. What Are Content Types? 00:03:55
    2. Modifying Existing Content Types 00:08:09
    3. Changing How A Content Type Displays 00:06:58
    4. Create New Content Type - Event 00:09:38
    5. Telephone Number Field 00:06:17
    6. Date And Time Field 00:03:56
    7. Date Displays 00:04:26
    8. Event Display Settings 00:07:43
    9. Display Modes 00:05:45
    10. Summary Of Content Types 00:02:34
  10. Views - Creating A Proper Upcoming Events Display
    1. What Are Views And Why Do You Need Them? 00:04:05
    2. Create A Simple Upcoming Events Page With Views 00:05:37
    3. The Views UI 00:09:37
    4. Views Filter Criteria 00:05:18
    5. Views Sort Criteria 00:07:29
    6. Views Displays - Add A Block Display 00:07:55
    7. Views Fields 00:07:14
    8. Using Display Modes 00:04:13
    9. Placing A Views Block 00:03:16
    10. Views Displays - Add An RSS Feed 00:07:17
    11. Summary Of Basic Views 00:01:20
  11. Text Formats And Visual Editors
    1. What Are Text Formats And Why Do They Matter 00:06:36
    2. CKEditor 00:05:13
    3. Summary Of Text Formats And CKEditor 00:01:10
  12. Media - Image Styles, Responsive Images, And Files
    1. Image Fields 00:07:03
    2. Image Styles - Part 1 00:07:25
    3. Image Styles - Part 2 00:04:42
    4. Focal Point On Image Styles 00:04:40
    5. Responsive Images 00:06:51
    6. File Fields 00:05:46
    7. Summary Of Media 00:01:13
  13. Understanding And Using Taxonomy - Adding A Recipe Database To Your Site
    1. What Is Taxonomy? 00:04:20
    2. Adding A Vocabulary 00:06:12
    3. Associating Vocabulary With A Content Type 00:07:06
    4. Summary Of Taxonomy 00:01:05
  14. Views Exposed And Contextual Filters - Adding A Recipe Database To Your Site
    1. Views - Exposed Filters 00:09:30
    2. Views - Contextual Filters 00:11:14
    3. Views Relationships 00:09:45
    4. Views UI And Other Advanced Settings 00:07:40
    5. Use Taxonomy For Sensitivity Type Navigation In Recipe Database 00:03:53
    6. Summary Of Exposed And Contextual Filters 00:02:59
  15. Drupal Users
    1. Types Of Users, User 1, Administrator, Authenticated And Unauthenticated 00:02:57
    2. Managing Users 00:09:08
    3. User Roles 00:06:04
    4. Check Permissions 00:05:19
    5. Summary Of Users 00:01:48
  16. Introduction To Theming
    1. What Is Theming And What Skills Do You Need? 00:04:49
    2. Install A Polished Contrib Theme 00:05:34
    3. Standard Theme Settings 00:11:30
    4. Customizing Theme Files 00:07:23
    5. Theming Summary 00:02:01
  17. Deploying And Managing A Drupal Site
    1. Moving Drupal From One Environment To Another 00:12:20
    2. Configuration Management 00:10:34
    3. Security Considerations 00:08:58
    4. Applying Security Updates 00:04:20
    5. Summary Of Deploying And Managing A Drupal Site 00:00:54
  18. Conclusion
    1. Resources And The Drupal Community 00:03:39
    2. Wrap-Up 00:00:47