Drupal 8 First Look

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Drupal is a user-friendly Content Management System or CMS that automates or eases the most common web site development requirements. In this course, you will learn the basic installation process, how to add and manage content, and the roles and permissions for users.

Target Audience

Anyone new to Drupal or installing Drupal for the first time



Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Introduction to Drupal

  • describe what Drupal is and where it is best suited to be used
  • Hosting and System Requirements

  • describe the system requirements for installing Drupal
  • Preparing Content for Development

  • recall some important details regarding the differences between Drupal content and normal web page content
  • Creating a Local Development Environment

  • create a local development environment with Vagrant Drupal Distribution
  • Installing Drupal in a Local Development Environment

  • install Drupal in a local development environment
  • Exploring Drupal Content Types

  • describe different Drupal content types
  • Creating a Taxonomy

  • create a taxonomy
  • Using a Taxonomy

  • use a taxonomy
  • Managing Content Types

  • manage content types
  • Modifying the Menus

  • modify the menus
  • Examining the Core Modules

  • describe what the core modules are
  • Exploring Field Types

  • describe how to use fields
  • Creating Content

  • create content
  • Editing Content

  • edit content
  • Creating Custom Content Type

  • create a custom content type
  • Configuring Custom Content Types

  • configure custom content types
  • Changing Site Information

  • change site information
  • Examining Blocks

  • describe what blocks are
  • Exploring Views

  • describe what views are
  • Creating Custom Views

  • create custom views
  • Editing Views

  • edit a view
  • Editing Blocks

  • edit a block
  • Configure Blocks on the Home Page

  • configure block layout on the page
  • Configuring Image Settings

  • configure image settings
  • Creating an RSS Feed

  • create a Really Simple Syndication or RSS feed
  • Modifying Sidebars

  • make modifications to a sidebar
  • Exploring Roles and Users

  • describe the relationship between roles and users
  • Adding a User Role

  • create a new user role
  • Adding a User

  • create a new user
  • Setting User Permissions

  • configure permissions for a user
  • Exercise: Understanding the Basics of Drupal





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