Drupal Site Building

Course details

Level: 

In two days, participants will be brought up to speed on Drupal and will be ready to tackle their own project. Learn how to manage media, build calendars and complex, dynamic queries of content by selecting and configuring the most popular modules.

The ideal accompaniment is to follow this with a one day introduction to using Panels.

Duration: 
2 day
Prerequisites: 

Experience with web development. This course is suitable both for users who are new to Drupal and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. Participants should have completed Drupal in a Day, or equivalent experience with Drupal. You should be able to:

  • Navigate the administration area to manage essential tasks
  • Configure and set up a basic Drupal site.
  • Install and configure modules.
  • Manage user roles and accounts.
By the end of the training you will be able to: 
  • Overview of the possibilities with Drupal
  • How to manage users, create user profiles
  • How to add custom content, and manage that content
  • Manage navigation through Drupalʼs menu system.
  • Content references and relationships.
  • Content flagging and bookmarking.
  • Configure event calendar display.
  • Manage content layout with Display Suite.
  • Customize content administration.
  • Configure both controlled vocabularies and free tagging with Taxonomy.
  • Configure your site to improve search, through the use of URL path configuration, and configure faceted search.
  • Be able to configure automatically generated thumbnails.
  • Know how to create advanced listings of content.
  • Maintain a secure and speedy website.
What is provided: 
Some events provide lunch and refreshments. Check the individual event listings for details.
Participants will receive a printed manual which outlines step-by-step activities.
Depending on venue, participants will either be provided with a sandbox environment in a computer lab, or they will use their own computers.

Upcoming training events

Date Location Country Delivery
Nov 17, 2014 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Nov 26, 2014 Geneva, GE CH In-person view
Nov 17, 2014 Washington, DC US In-person view
Nov 17, 2014 Washington, DC US Online view
Dec 08, 2014 Columbia, MD US In-person view
Dec 01, 2014 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Dec 15, 2014 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view
Jan 12, 2015 Phoenix, AZ US In-person view
Jan 19, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Jan 26, 2015 Austin, TX US In-person view
Feb 02, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view
Feb 09, 2015 Columbia, MD US In-person view
Feb 23, 2015 Phoenix, AZ US In-person view
Mar 02, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Mar 09, 2015 Austin, TX US In-person view
Mar 16, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view
Mar 23, 2015 Columbia, MD US In-person view
Apr 06, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Apr 20, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view
Apr 27, 2015 Phoenix, AR US In-person view
May 04, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view
May 18, 2015 Austin, TX US In-person view
May 25, 2015 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view