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Drupal 7: Developer Fundamentals Online (4 days)

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This 4 day class provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for editing content, building websites, managing the theme layout and working with the extremely popular Panels module.

Student Profile

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • newly responsible for a Drupal 7 website,
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 7
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal 7 development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal 7 Certification

Course Prerequisites

Having a basic understanding of the following technologies is helpful, but not required:

Authoring content using a Content Management system
Experience with Drupal's administrative interface
Some HTML, CSS knowledge


  • Day 1: Site Building
    • Setting up a local environment
    • Planning Your New Site
      • What is Site Building?
      • Content Types
      • Taxonomy
      • Anatomy of a Drupal Page
    • Designing Structured Content Collection
      • Planning Content Types
      • Create a Content Type
      • Adding New Fields & Modifying Existing Fields
      • Adding Taxonomy Fields to Categorize Content
      • Manage Display: Modify Image Styles and Display
      • Set Permissions
      • Content Type Test Drive
    • Conetnt Display and Organization
      • Introduction to Views
      • Create List of Content Using Views
      • Views Display Types
      • Adding Related Content with Views
      • Views Caching and Modules to Extend Views
  • Day 2: Site Building
    • Site Navigation and URLs
      • Custom URL Aliases
      • The Menu System
    • Module Configuration Workshop
      • Selecting Modules to Extend Drupal Functionality
      • 7 Step-by-Step Labs: experiement with common functionality including Calendar and complex Views
    • Customizing Appearance with Themes
      • What are Themes?
      • Install and Configure Themes
    • Content Workflows and Site Maintenance
      • Custom Content Editing, CKEditor
      • Workbench
  • Day 3: Layout & Theming
    • Drupal Theming Fundamentals
      • How Does Drupal Theming Work?
      • What are Themers?
      • Making a Simple Theme
      • Adding CSS and JavaScript to Themes
      • Anatomy of a Theme
    • Customizing Your Theme
      • Coding Standards in Drupal
      • Introduction to Overriding Template Files
      • Adding Regions to Themes and Templates
      • Basic Structures in PHP
  • Day 4: Layout & Theming
    • Base Themes and Subtheming
      • What are Base and Starter Themes?
      • Using Subthemes
      • File Inheritance
    • Matching a Design Using a Zen Subtheme
      • The Client's Design
      • Import Your Site
      • Creating a Zen Subtheme and Configure
      • Building the Layout and Structure
      • Adapting CSS to Match a Design
    • Designing Responsive Drupal Sites
      • Optimizing Navigation
      • Making Views Grid Display Responsive
      • Responsive Images, Slideshows, Videos
    • Controlling Layout Through Configuration
      • Site Building Tips
      • Contributed Modules for Layout
      • The Display Suite Module
      • Panels and Custom Layouts
      • The Context Module

NOTE: All public training dates are tentative until the required number of students have enrolled, unless otherwise noted in the course title.

A Promet Training representative will contact you directly when the course "confirm/cancel" decision is made. The decision is made one week prior to Online classes and ten (10) days prior to courses in San Antonio, Tyson's Corner, Chicago, and Austin.

Please do not book travel arrangements until you have received an email that this course is confirmed. Confirmation or cancellation emails will be sent immediately when a decision is made unless a course is already marked "confirmed".

CANCELLATION POLICY: If your class is cancelled or does not confirm, we will make every effort to reschedule your enrollment to assure you get the training you need in a timely manner. If you are unable to attend class, you must notify Promet (10) prior to the class start date to receive a refund.

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