Drupal 8 Developer Fundamental Training - DC

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Metro Offices

1250 Connectcut Ave NW #200

Washington, DC 20036

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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

Thanks for enrolling in a Tyto Training course.

Confirmation/Cancellation Policy:

CONFIRMATION POLICY: All public training dates are tentative until the required number of students have enrolled, unless otherwise noted in the course title. A Tyto 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 Las Vegas, Washington DC, Columbus, Chicago, and Austin. Please do not book travel arrangements until you have received notification that this course is 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 Tyto ten (10) days prior to the class start date to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued after that time, though we will work with your organization to reschedule or reassign enrolled students.

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