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Drupal 8 First Look

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Drupal is a user-friendly Content Management System or CMS that automates or eases the most common web site development requirements. In this course, you will learn the basic installation process, how to add and manage content, and the roles and permissions for users.

Target Audience
Anyone new to Drupal or installing Drupal for the first time


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Drupal 8 First Look

  • start the course
  • describe what Drupal is and where it is best suited to be used
  • describe the system requirements for installing Drupal
  • recall some important details regarding the differences between Drupal content and normal web page content
  • create a local development environment with Vagrant Drupal Distribution
  • install Drupal in a local development environment
  • describe different Drupal content types
  • create a taxonomy
  • use a taxonomy
  • manage content types
  • modify the menus
  • describe what the core modules are
  • describe how to use fields
  • create content
  • edit content
  • create a custom content type
  • configure custom content types
  • change site information
  • describe what blocks are
  • describe what views are
  • create custom views
  • edit a view
  • edit a block
  • configure block layout on the page
  • configure image settings
  • create a Really Simple Syndication or RSS feed
  • make modifications to a sidebar
  • describe the relationship between roles and users
  • create a new user role
  • create a new user
  • configure permissions for a user
  • perform basic tasks with Drupal
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