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Drupal 8 Site Building Master Class

Learn how to build Drupal sites with our live online training.

Live Online Training: 10 sessions over 5 weeks

Are you trying to learn Drupal but it's just too overwhelming?

Wish you could just ask someone for help?

Join our 5 week Site Building Master Class where you’ll learn the skills to build powerful and maintainable Drupal 8 websites.​

If you get stuck and need help, you’ll have one-on-one access over email and a private Slack channel with our lead trainer Ivan Zugec.​

Class starts: 13th of Feb (US/UK),14th of Feb (AUS) 2017

Join our 5 week live training class and get support when you need it

1

STOP STRUGGLING ON YOUR OWN

Drupal is hard. Don't waste time googling fixes and workarounds. In our master class, you'll learn the foundation of Drupal 8 site building which'll help you build powerful websites.

2

GET SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT

Learning any new system can be hard especially if you're new to Drupal. During the five weeks you'll get access to a private Slack channel where you can ask questions and discuss Drupal related things. Need one-on-one support? Then you'll be able to email the lead training Ivan Zugec.

3

GET LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL RECORDED TRAINING VIDEOS

All material will be delivered via live video training over the internet. There'll be two training sessions per week and all of them will be recorded you'll have lifetime access to them.

4

DON'T WASTE TIME WATCHING HOURS UPON HOURS OF VIDEOS

But let’s face it, who here has the time to sit through hours of video, not me. And if you have a question will you be able to ask and get an answer quickly, probably not.

There’ll be two one hour long webinars per week; that’s a total of just two hours per week. There could be additional material for you to watch but that’ll be optional.

Drupal is a double-edge sword

It gives you a lot of flexibility but it’s hard to learn.

Drupal is a powerful CMS and can be used to create all sorts of websites. What makes it unique is how it’s built and customized. When building websites using other CMSs, if you need some specific functionality, let's say a business directory portal, you'll often find a plugin which implements the functionality end-to-end.

But if you want to modify something often these plugins, in other CMSs, they are difficult to customize.

Drupal does things differently.

Instead of offering a packaged business directory you'll build the functionality yourself piece by piece. Similar to how you build something using Lego blocks. Building the functionality yourself is favorable because you get exactly what you want; nothing more, nothing less. It means you can implement custom business requirements much easier.

Now here's the double-edge I was mentioning.

Building things from scratch means you have to understand the fundamental parts of Drupal. You’ll need to know how content is stored, rendered and displayed in lists or blocks.

If you don't have this basic understanding you'll hit a roadblock very quickly.

In the web industry Drupal is known for a crazy learning curve. But once you get over the hurdle and have a clearer understanding of Drupal a whole world of possibility opens up.

You need to have a fundamental understanding of Drupal.

Without a proper understanding of Drupal’s fundamental system can really hurt a project.

Let's say a client wants to use Drupal and at the beginning of the project you provide a proposal and estimate. If you’re not experienced with Drupal, and try to estimate, then your final estimate could be way off, which could hurt you financially.

If you've inherited a site which was built by inexperienced site builders then maintaining it will be difficult because functionality wasn’t built to Drupal’s best practices.

Bottom line, it'll cost you time and money.

Learn how to build Drupal sites using best practices

This class will give you a solid understanding of Drupal's key systems.

By the end, you would've built a fully functional site and you’ll have the knowledge to customize till your heart's content.

The skills you learn here will help you estimate and write proposals for any Drupal project because you understand the key systems.

Course Curriculum

10 Live Video Classes that'll help you get the most out of Drupal

Week 1:

Content types, Fields and Display Modes

​- How to create a content type
- What’s the difference between fields, widgets and formatters
- What’s the taxonomy system​

Customize Content Pages

- ​How to customize content pages from the “manage display’ page
- How to change the template using Twig
- Introduce you to Display Suite
- Learn how to configure a Display Suite layout

Week 2:

Blocks and Menus

​- Introduction to blocks
- How to add blocks to regions
- How menus are displayed
- Add links to the main menu​

Using Views

- ​What is Views
- Walkthrough of the Views UI
- Create a listing page with filters
- Create a block which’ll display the latest listings

Week 3:

Users, Roles and Permissions

​- Overview of users, roles and permissions
- Create a “Listing owner” role which can login and create business listings
- Create a “My listing” view
- Set up anonymous registration

Building Forms

- Introduction to forms in Drupal 8
- Using Contacts module
- Using YAML form module
- Create a custom contact form
- Create YAML form​

Week 4:

Media Management

- ​Overview of media handling in Drupal 8
- Add basic media handling
- Add a media browser

Using Paragraphs

- ​Introduction to Paragraphs in Drupal 8
- Discuss how to componentize content in Drupal
- Create a paragraph type for displaying images

Week 5:

Understanding the Theme system

​- Overriding theme templates
- Quick introduction to Twig
- How to turn on twig debugging
- Discuss modules which extend twig functionality
- Override node template
- Override views template

Using the Bootstrap theme

- Introduction to Bootstrap
- Create sub theme
- Enable sub-theme
- Override templates

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FREE Lifetime Access to the "Build Edge-to-edge Sites using Paragraphs in Drupal 8" course

Over the last couple of years edge-to-edge, or fluid looking websites, have become popular. You just have to look at a few digital agency websites and you'll notice the common pattern.

With this design, the page is broken out into separate components. A component could be something as simple as a single text field, or something complex like an image gallery. You may also see scrolling animation on these components. As a user scrolls the text could zoom in from the right and an image could fade in from the left.

How would you build this type of website in Drupal?

Let me introduce you to Paragraphs.

Below is the introductory video

This course covers the following:

1. Introduction

- Why use Paragraphs?

- What you'll Learn in this series

2. Getting Started

- Required Modules

- Create Landing Page Content Type

- Create Bootstrap Sub-theme​

3. Text Paragraph Type

- Create Text Paragraph Type

4. Paragraph Field

- Add Paragraph Field to Landing page

- Customizing Paragraph Field Widget

- Create First Paragraph on the Landing Page

5. Display Paragraphs Edge-to-edge

- Controlling the Container

- Add Dynamic Container to Sub-theme

- ​Add Container to Text Paragraph Type

- ​Summary: How to Control the Container

6. Banner Paragraph Type

- Banner Paragraph Type

- How to Nest Paragraphs

- Create Banner Paragraph Type

- Customize Banner Paragraph Type

​- Using Banner Paragraphs

7. Carousel Paragraph Type

- Introduction to Carousels

- Create Carousel Paragraph Types

- How to Create a Carousel

- Customize Carousel Paragraph Type

More videos coming soon...

Get lifetime access to all future videos.

You'll get lifetime access to this recorded video course when you enroll into the master class. Best of all, you'll be able to start watching this course once you've enrolled and have been setup in our course system.

You won't have to wait for the master class to start.

We do cover the Paragraphs module in this master class at week 4, but this course goes into more details about the module.

Course Schedule

As previously mentioned, these classes will be delivered live using webinar software. All classes will be recorded and you'll get lifetime access to all recordings.

​Week 1
Content types, Fields and Display Modes

Sydney Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Monday, 13 February 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Monday, 13 February 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Monday, 13 February 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

Customize Content Pages

Sydney Thursday, 16 February 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

​Week 2
Blocks and Menus

Sydney Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Monday, 20 February 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Monday, 20 February 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Monday, 20 February 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

Using Views

Sydney Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

​Week 3
Users, Roles and Permissions

Sydney Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Monday, 27 February 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Monday, 27 February 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Monday, 27 February 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

Building Forms

Sydney Thursday, 2 March 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

​Week 4
Media Management

Sydney Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Monday, 6 March 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Monday, 6 March 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Monday, 6 March 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

Using Paragraphs

Sydney Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Wednesday, 8 March 2017 at 12:00:00 noon PST

New York Wednesday, 8 March 2017 at 3:00:00 pm EST

London Wednesday, 8 March 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

​Week 5
Understanding the Theme system

Sydney Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Monday, 13 March 2017 at 1:00:00 pm PST

New York Monday, 13 March 2017 at 4:00:00 pm EST

London Monday, 13 March 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

Using the Bootstrap theme

Sydney Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 7:00:00 am AEDT

Los Angeles Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 1:00:00 pm PST

New York Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 4:00:00 pm EST

London Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 8:00:00 pm GMT

About the Author

I have over 9 years of experience managing and delivering high quality Drupal projects. In that time, I've built Drupal websites for car manufacturers, publication companies, universities, ASX listed companies, state and federal government. I've worked in various roles from managing developers as a technical lead, to working directly with stakeholders gathering business requirements.

Over the last few years I've focused my attention on helping people get the most out of Drupal. Over at WebWash I've produced over a 100 tutorials and over 90 videos on Drupal.

How this Class Will be Delivered?

This class will be delivered by 2 live classes each week over 5 weeks. Some prerecorded videos will be supplied as additional material, however, most of the class will be delivered via live training.

During the week, the first class will be on a Tuesday and second on a Thursday. The lecture part will go for around an hour with questions at the end.

If you can’t make them don’t worry. They’ll all be recorded and made available in a private class on courses.webwash.net where you’ll have life time access to all recorded live training and any other materials.

The master class will focus around building an actual business directory portal. Each live class will focus on an actual feature of the site.

Why a Live Classes?

We’ve chosen to deliver this course through live training because of engagement and flexibility. Live classes are more engaging than a recorded video. You get to ask questions if something doesn’t make sense.

They’re also more flexible.

If students want a particular topic covered, we can adjust the following week’s class and cover it.​

We Won’t Waste Your Time

Most of the courses/video training out there offer hours upon hours of recorded videos which is okay if you have the time.

But let’s face it, who here has the time to sit through hours of video, not me. And if you have a question will you be able to ask and get an answer quickly, probably not.

There’ll be two one hour long live classes per week; that’s a total of just two hours per week. There could be additional material for you to watch but that’ll be optional.

You’ll have lifetime access to all the recorded classes if you’re unable to make them.

My goal is to teach you Drupal in the least amount of time.​


Is This Course Right for You?

WHO THIS IS FOR

- Beginner Drupal site builder

- Just started using Drupal but feel overwhelmed?

- Want to learn how to customize and extend Drupal the right way?

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR

- Intermediate to advanced site builders

Entry Requirements

There are only a few requirements to attend this class:

- Be able to setup a local version of Drupal

- Basic PHP coding skills

- Beginner Drupal site builder​

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Try this master class risk free for 30 days and if you're not happy just send us a message and we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

If you enroll for the class and want a refund before it starts you’ll get a 100% refund.​ Once the class starts you’ll get a 30 day money back guarantee.​​

Master Class Bonuses

Access to a private Slack channel

Get access to a private Slack channel during the five week class. There you'll be able to discuss all things Drupal with like-minded users.

One-on-one private email support*

Get access to a private Slack channel during the five week class. There you'll be able to discuss all things Drupal with like-minded users.

* Only available when you purchase the complete course package.​

FREE Paragraphs Course

Get lifetime access to the pre-recorded course: "Build Edge-to-edge Sites using Paragraphs in Drupal 8".

​You won't have to wait for the class to start to get access to this course. You can start watching once you've been setup in our course system.

Option #1: Complete Course

  • Watch all sessions live
  • Lifetime access to recorded training
  • Lifetime access to the "Build Edge-to-edge Sites using Paragraphs in Drupal 8" course
  • Access to private Slack channel during the class
  • One-on-one support via email

$700 AUD*

* excludes GST
GST will be added at checkout if billing country is set to Australia.

$516 USD (approximate)

Option #2: Basic Course

  • Watch all sessions live
  • Lifetime access to recorded training
  • Lifetime access to the "Build Edge-to-edge Sites using Paragraphs in Drupal 8" course
  • Access to private Slack channel during the class
  • One-on-one support via email

$500 AUD*

* excludes GST
GST will be added at checkout if billing country is set to Australia.

$368 USD (approximate)

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