9:00am to 4:00pm

Room: 460
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Are you new to Drupal 8? If you are, the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Drupal 8 is the class for you.

This course will get you up-and-running with Drupal. You'll learn all of the key concepts you need to understand, navigate and use a Drupal site. You'll learn how to build a Drupal 8 site, from content and user organization, to working with modules and themes.

This training will be entirely hands-on. You'll have a Drupal site in front of you and will be actively working and learning throughout the class. Additionally, this course offers more than just live training. When you attend this class, you get a copy of "Drupal 8 Explained", the follow-up to the best-selling Drupal book, "Drupal 7 Explained". If you are a Drupal beginner, this book will teach you everything you need to know. You follow clear step-by-step instructions to build real Drupal sites.

Attendees will also receive six months of access to our online Drupal training and support. This allows you to start learning Drupal now, even before the class. After the class, you can keep watching the videos and keep learning. Plus, if you get stuck, you can always ask our team for help.

Learning Objectives

The aim of this class is to prepare people who are new to Drupal 8 and give newcomers the knowledge they need to maximize their experience during Drupalcamp.


  • Part 1: Introduction to Drupal: What? Who? When? Why?
  • Part 2: Installing Drupal
  • Part 3: Navigating the Drupal interface
  • Part 4: Understanding Drupal content
  • Part 5: Managing Drupal content using content types
  • Part 6: Adding data fields to Drupal content
  • Part 7: Using Views
  • Part 8: Choosing and configuring modules
  • Part 9: Choosing and configuring themes
  • Part 10: Configuring and working with Drupal user permissions

Who will gain the most from this course?

You are the target audience for this class if you are not experienced with Drupal.

Prerequisites for this course

There are no specific prerequisites for this course. We assume that attendees are completely new to Drupal.

Dev Environments

We will provide everything that attendees need, including the dev environment.

Please note that trainings require separate registrations and cost $25

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Drupal 8 provides themers with a range of new features including Twig templates, new core themes, and improved markup and CSS out-of-the-box. This training will focus on intermediate theming topics including creating a sub-theme of Classy, Twig templating techniques, and best practices. The training includes demos and hands-on exercises and you'll come out of the class with your own custom Drupal 8 theme underway. 

What you'll learn in the training:

  • How to create a Drupal 8 theme from scratch
  • Differences between Classy and Stable
  • Using Twig syntax for Drupal
  • How to override Twig templates in Drupal 8
  • Using Twig debug

Pre-requisites: Experience using Drupal (any version) and familiarity with HTML and CSS

Please bring: Your laptop with a fresh installation of Drupal 8 

Evolving Web is also offering a week of Drupal training in Atlanta in November 7-11. This includes separate sessions on site building, theming, and module development. Find out more and signup at http://evolvingweb.ca/training/atlanta.

Please note that trainings require separate registrations and cost $25

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