Last Update: Feb 25, 2024

Learn how to build websites with Drupal

  • Free

About Course

In this self-paced course you learn to build dynamic website with Drupal without any programming. This course is designed for anyone serious about mastering Drupal. In particular:

– Those who want to build a Drupal site for their business or organization.

– Start-ups that want to build a web application, prototype or their own website.

– Professional web designers or related professionals who want to learn to use Drupal to power their sites.

– Those who want to start a new career as a Drupal consultant.

Learning Objectives

In this self-paced course, you will learn:

  • How to build a complex, professional sites from the ground up.
  • Installing Drupal, moving sites between servers, upgrading core and modules.
  • Essential modules and how to use them.
  • Working with themes.
  • Building forms and complex content types (include references between content types).
  • Building complex Views, including contextual filters.
  • Ecommerce, selling products, taking donations, selling files.
  • Evaluating modules and themes.
  • Working with multimedia
  • Social media integration.
  • Introduction to custom theming and custom module development.
  • Best practices for building professional sites with Drupal.
  • How to put together a site that achieves results.
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Good site architecture, strategy and SEO
  • and much more.

Topics and Subtopics

The following outline is covered in this course:

Session 1: Understanding Drupal

1.1. Concept: Drupal as a Content Management System

1.2. Concept: Modules

1.3. Concept: Themes

1.4. Concept: Distributions

1.5. Concept: Types of Data

1.6. Concept: The Drupal Project

1.7. Concept: Drupal Licensing

Session 2: Planning Your Site

2.1. Concept: Regions in a Theme

2.2. Planning Your Site Layout

2.3. Concept: Content Entities and Fields

2.4. Concept: Modular Content

2.5. Planning your Content Structure

2.6. Concept: Editorial Workflow

Session 3: Installation

3.1. Concept: Server Requirements

3.2. Concept: Additional Tools

3.3. Preparing to Install

3.4. Running the Installer

Session 4: Basic Site Configuration

4.1. Concept: Administrative Overview

4.2. Editing Basic Site Information

4.3. Installing a Module

4.4. Uninstalling Unused Modules

4.5. Configuring User Account Settings

4.6. Configuring the Theme

Session 5: Basic Page Management

5.1. Concept: Paths, Aliases, and URLs

5.2. Creating a Content Item

5.3. Editing a Content Item

5.4. Editing with the In-Place Editor

5.5. Designating a Front Page for your Site

5.6. Concept: Menu

5.7. Adding a Page to the Navigation

5.8. Changing the Order of Navigation

Session 6: Setting Up Content Structure

6.1. Adding a Content Type

6.2. Deleting a Content Type

6.3. Adding Basic Fields to a Content Type

6.4. Concept: Reference Fields

6.5. Concept: Taxonomy

6.6. Setting Up a Taxonomy

6.7. Adding a Reference Field

6.8. Concept: Forms and Widgets

6.9. Changing Content Entry Forms

6.10. Concept: View Modes and Formatters

6.11. Changing Content Display

6.12. Concept: Image Styles

6.13. Setting Up an Image Style

6.14. Concept: Responsive Image Styles

6.15. Concept: Text Formats and Editors

6.16. Configuring Text Formats and Editors

Session 7: Managing User Accounts

7.1. Concept: Users, Roles, and Permissions

7.2. Concept: The User 1 Account

7.3. Creating a Role

7.4. Creating a User Account

7.5. Assigning Permissions to a Role

7.6. Changing a User’s Roles

7.7. Assigning Authors to Content

Session 8: Blocks

8.1. Concept: Blocks

8.2. Creating A Custom Block

8.3. Placing a Block in a Region

Session 9: Creating Listings with Views

9.1. Concept: Uses of Views

9.2. Concept: The Parts of a View

9.3. Creating a Content List View

9.4. Duplicating a View

9.5. Adding a Block Display to a View

Session 10: Making Your Site Multilingual

10.1. Concept: User Interface, Configuration, and Content translation

10.2. Adding a Language

10.3. Configuring Content Translation

10.4. Translating Content

10.5. Translating Configuration

Session 11: Extending and Customizing Your Site

11.1. Finding Modules

11.2. Enabling and Disabling Maintenance Mode

11.3. Downloading and Installing a Module from

11.4. Finding Themes

11.5. Downloading and Installing a Theme from

11.6. Manually Downloading Module or Theme Files

11.7. Concept: Development Sites

11.8. Making a Development Site

11.9. Using Composer and Git to Download Files

11.10. Deploying New Site Features

11.11. Synchronizing Configuration Versions

Session 12: Preventing and Fixing Problems

12.1. Concept: Cache

12.2. Clearing the Cache

12.3. Concept: Data Backups

12.4. Concept: Log

12.5. Concept: Status Report

Session 13: Security and Maintenance

13.1. Concept: Cron

13.2. Configuring Cron Maintenance Tasks

13.3. Concept: Security and Regular Updates

13.4. Keeping Track of Updates

13.5. Updating the Core Software

13.6. Updating a Module

13.7. Updating a Theme

Session 14: Project – Build a Non-profit Site Step-by-Step 


Basic knowledge of using computer operating system like Microsoft Windows is required.

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  • Good Internet
  • Routine Study
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