Getting started with Drupal 8 (and Drupal 9!)

Session Teaser

Drupal, an open source content management system, is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. 

In this hands-on training, we will walk you through the essentials of creating your first Drupal website. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of Drupal’s fundamental building blocks and a working sandbox on your local machine or cloud environment that you can continue to use for as long as you like. From there, you can continue to explore at your own pace with our recommended self-serve training resources.

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Drupal, an open source content management system, is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. 

In this hands-on training, {{ trainors }} will walk you through the essentials of creating your first Drupal website. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of Drupal’s fundamental building blocks and a working sandbox on {{ hosting environments }} that you can continue to use for as long as you like. From there, you can continue to explore at your own pace with our recommended self-serve training resources.

In this talk, we will discuss about:

  • Drupal 8 Quickstart (Umami Demo)
  • Site Building Concepts
  • Theming with Drupal 8
    • Sub-Themes (Child Themes)
  • Finding the Right Modules
    • Introducing Composer
  • Launching your site

What you need to prepare:

  • Install PHP and Composer in your computer or laptop
  • Install a text editor like Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Atom or any equivalent in your computer or laptop
  • (optional) Drupal local development environment like Acquia Dev Desktop, DDEV, Lando, or Pantheon Localdev

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