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Drupal 8 Developer Fundamental Training - Chicago

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230 West Monroe Street #610

Chicago, IL 60606

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This four-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of Drupal 8 Site Building and Front End development.

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The procedures throughout the week are introduced step-by-step and then reinforced with practice and challenges. You'll build multiple sites and themes to meet the needs of a client and reflect on your own experience to take the procedures you learn back into your own work and any new situations you encounter.

Course Outline

Site Building Day 1

Under the Hood of a Simple Website

  • Setting up a local environment

Getting Started

  • What is Drupal?
  • What Features Does Drupal 8 Offer?
  • Important Drupal Terminology
  • Drupal 8 Administration Toolbar

Content Types and Content Modeling

  • Structured Content Types
  • Custom Content Types and Fields
  • Categorize Content with Taxonomy
  • Understanding Content Workflows

User Roles and Permissions

  • Creating Roles and Assigning Permissions
  • Account Registration Settings
  • The Authenticated User Registration Form
  • Creating a Content Editor Account via Administrator

Site Building Day 2

Building What Appears on the Page

  • Page Layouts with Blocks
  • Custom Blocks
  • Building Dynamic Lists of Content with Views
  • Views Displays
  • Custom URL Aliases
  • Configuration Synchronization

Building Complex Views

  • Contextual Filters
  • Relationships
  • Exposing Filter Options to Visitors
  • Creating a View that Returns a List of Content in JSON

Fielding Entities and Managing Displays

  • Review Adding Fields to a Content Type
  • Adding Fields to a Content Type
  • Adding Fields to a Taxonomy Term
  • Adding Fields to Block Types
  • Review Display Modes
  • Images and Display

drupal.org and Extending Drupal

  • drupal.org Community Resources
  • Extending Drupal with Modules
  • Using Themes

Layout & Theming Day 3

Drupal Theming Fundamentals

  • How Does Drupal Theming Work?
  • What are Themers?
  • Making a Simple Theme
  • Working with Regions
  • Adding Libraries and Dependencies
  • Advanced .info.yml Options
  • Adding Breakpoints

Customizing Your Theme

  • Anatomy of a Theme
  • Coding Standards in Drupal
  • Introduction to Twig Template Files
  • Overrides, Available Variables, and Hooks
  • Adding Custom Regions
  • Breadcrumbs

Layout & Theming Day 4

Base Themes and Subtheming

  • Base Themes, Subthemes, and Core Themes
  • Using Subthemes
  • File Inheritance

Matching a Design Mockup Using Drupal

  • The Client's Design
  • Enabling Twig Debugging & Installing Devel
  • Creating a New Subtheme from the Classy Base Theme
  • Configuring Drupal
  • Using Template Overrides
  • Adding CSS

Should I Take this Course?

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • newly responsible for a Drupal 8 website
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 8
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal 8 development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal 8 Certification

Recommended Experience

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

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