Drupal for Programmers Training Plan

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Bootcamp Curriculum

Immerse your team in an enriching 8-session Drupal journey, equipping them with essential skills to build and manage powerful websites. 

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Session 1: Introduction and Drupal Environment

Session 1 (2 hours)

  • Downloading and installing Drupal on a local machine, setting up the database, and configuring settings.
  • Practical Project: Students follow along to install Drupal and familiarize themselves with the interface.
  • Demonstrating Drupal terminology by creating nodes, blocks, modules, and user types in a live Drupal environment.
  • Practical Project: Students replicate the process, creating their own nodes, blocks, and user types.
Session 2: Working with Drupal Modules

Session 2 (2 hours)

  • Demonstration on how to install, configure, and use common Drupal modules.
  • Practical Project: Students follow along, installing and configuring the same modules.
  • Live example of creating, updating, and deleting content. Show how to work with default content types and manage taxonomy.
  • Practical Project: Students create a Product section on their website, where they create, update, and delete Products. They’ll also implement taxonomy for Product categories and tags.
Session 3: Working with Drupal Themes

Session 3 (2 hours)

  • Demonstration of how to install and configure themes, and an introduction to creating a custom theme.
  • Practical Project: Students follow along to change their website’s appearance using a new theme and begin designing a basic custom theme.
Session 4: Build Custom Drupal Module

Session 4 (2 hours)

  • How to Build Drupal Modules
  • Build Drupal module starter template
  • PHP Prerequisites for Module Development
  • Build Drupal controller for module
  • Build routing in Drupal custom module
  • Build a Drupal controller in module with ControllerBase
  • Build menu link to module in Drupal Admin
Session 5: Drupal Core APIs Part 1

Session 5 (2 hours)

  • Overview of Drupal’s Core APIs
  • Deep dive into Database API: CRUD operations, querying the database, and debugging techniques
  • Exploring the Form API: Building, validating, and processing forms
  • Homework Assignment: Create a custom Drupal form and implement database operations using the Form API and Database API.
Session 6: Drupal Core APIs Part 2

Session 6 (2 hours)

  • Exploring the Render API: Understanding the rendering process and render arrays
  • Understanding the Entity API: Entity types, operations, and hooks
  • Homework Assignment: Create a custom entity type and implement a page to display a list of entities using the Render API.
Session 7: Advanced Module Development

Session 7 (2 hours)

  • Understanding hooks and their role in module development
  • Creating custom modules: coding standards and best practices
  • Exploring the Plugin system: Creating custom blocks and filters
  • Homework Assignment: Develop a custom module that uses hooks and provides a new block type using the Plugin system.
Session 8: Advanced Drupal Concepts

Session 8 (2 hours)

  • Live demonstration of creating a multilingual site, optimizing it for SEO, and updating and maintaining the Drupal site.
  • Understanding Drupal’s caching system and how to use it effectively
  • Best practices for secure coding in Drupal
  • Overview of performance optimization techniques
  • Monitoring and logging: Configuration and usage of Drupal’s logging and error reporting systems

Note: Each session includes a 15-minute Q&A session to address any questions or clarifications. Additionally, supplementary resources such as cheat sheets, additional reading materials, and extra practice exercises will be provided each week.

Bootcamp Details

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Live Classes Package:



  • 8 sessions of live, detailed instruction (2 hours per session) on the application of Drupal techniques for programmers, with a focus on transitioning to Drupal’s PHP-based platform.
  • In-depth exploration of Drupal’s core APIs, module development, theme customization, and database interactions.
  • Lifetime access to live class recordings.
  • Lifetime access to a Drupal masterclass.
  • Engage with other programmers transitioning to Drupal.
  • Access to the Drupal Mastery community for peer support.
  • Instructor assistance through the Drupal Mastery community.
  • Unlimited Drupal-related email and chat Q&A.

Consulting / Development Package

  • Enrolment in upcoming Drupal Live Classes (8 sessions, 2 hours per session).
  • Assistance in building a custom project involving Drupal, which could include software development.
  • 10 hours of one-on-one video/phone consultations or software development time with our specialists.

Any Questions?

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