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Drupal Site Building


This two-day, hands-on Site Building course provides you with a broad range of key Drupal skills that will allow you to build sophisticated Drupal sites.

Attendees will leave being confident in using the Field UI to define custom data and "Views" to query and display that data in any way they wish. Together with Rules these Drupal ingredients will allow students to "whip-up" sophisticated Drupal sites in no time at all.

N.B. Unless otherwise indicated - this course is based on Drupal 8. If you require training on Drupal 7 please contact me and I will be able to schedule that for you.

N.B. this course is the perfect follow-on course from the "Drupal in a Day (an introduction)" one day course.


Those reasonably new to Drupal and who want to gain further essential Drupal skills & knowledge, along with some more advanced techniques for site building.

DRUPAL 7 OR DRUPAL 8? Choose the course version that relates to your current Drupal version. Virtually all you learn on the Drupal 7 Site Building course is applicable to the new Drupal 8 - as the configuration interface is largely unchanged (most changes are "under-the-hood").


Attendence at "Drupal in a Day | Hands On | Introduction" or some other Drupal experience is desirable but not necessary.

Course Outline: 

Following this two day course attendees will be able to:

  • Develop sophisticated Drupal websites using the major techniques
  • Use the most powerful, essential, Drupal modules: Views, Field & Field UI, Rules (Drupal 7 only), Panels, Features (Drupal 7 only) and more
  • Build custom content types using the Fields UI
  • Manage and re-use field definitions within content types
  • Reference one content type from another
  • Reference users to content on your Drupal site
  • Use Views to produce lists of the content you need to display to your visitors and website users
  • Use Views relationships
  • Use arguments in views
  • Understand actions, conditions and events with Rules (Drupal 7 only)
  • Create global and non-global flags
  • Trigger Rules with flags (Drupal 7 only)
  • Set flags with Rules (Drupal 7 only)
  • Page layout with Panels
  • Configuration management and deployment


  • You will have the basic skills for creating reasonably sophisticated Drupal websites.
  • You will be able to define custom content and use Views to display any content you wish in any way you wish.
  • You will be well on the way to being a proficient Drupal site builder.


  • Attendees provide their own Internet-ready laptop.
  • Attendees simply need to be comfortable using a computer and a browser (downloading files from Internet etc.)

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