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What's New in Drupal 8!

Drupal's latest release is packed with over 200 new features and improvements! This is exciting news, but for those who have become knowledgeable about Drupal 7 it might be a little intimidating. Whether you are a Drupal 7 site builder, front end developer or back end developer ­ completing this class will have you ready to quickly claim your place as a Drupal 8 developer.

What’s New in Drupal 8 provides a broad introduction to Drupal 8 with a focus on the differences between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. This course is meant to be interactive. During this course you will work on a functioning Drupal 8 website to see what’s changed.

Duration: 1 days

Price: 595.00
Online Price: 595.00

Course Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have prior experience with:

  • Adding content with Drupal 7.
  • Drupal 7 Site Building.
  • A decent understanding of HTML and CSS experience is helpful.
  • Some prior experience with CMSs and building websites.
  • Familiarity with both Javascript and PHP would be helpful but not necessary.

Course Objectives

  • Articulate the benefits of using Drupal 8 to develop websites.
  • Compare Drupal 8 to previous Drupal versions to choose the right CMS for your purposes.
  • Build content models and create lists of content..
  • Assemble pages that repurpose and display your data.

Course Outline

  1. High Level Differences Between D7 and D8
    1. Things that are the same
    2. Site Building Differences
    3. Front-End Development Differences
    4. Back-End Development Differences
  2. Getting Started with D8
    1. What is Drupal?
    2. Installing Drupal
    3. Understanding the Terminology
    4. Using the D8 Admin Toolbar
      1. Creating an Article
      2. Adding a Welcome Block
      3. Hiding the Site Logo
      4. Changing the Site Name and Site Slogan
  3. Content Types and Content Modeling
    1. Structured Content Types
    2. Custom Content Types and Fields
    3. Categorizing Content with Taxonomy Vocabularies
  4. Displaying Data on a Page
    1. Page Layouts with Blocks
    2. Custom Blocks
    3. Using Views to Display Lists
    4. Creating Views Displays
    5. Using Custom URL Aliases
    6. Using the Menu System

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