Drupal 7 Site Building Best Practices

2 days
Course Category
Drupal 7
Course Price


This 2-day course provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for managing content and configuring Drupal 7 websites. Hands-on labs will include work with Content Types, Taxonomy, Views, Menus and many useful modules.

Course Outline

  • Day 1: Site Building
    • Setting up a local environment
    • Planning Your New Site
      • What is Site Building?
      • Content Types
      • Taxonomy
      • Anatomy of a Drupal Page
    • Designing Structured Content Collection
      • Planning Content Types
      • Create a Content Type
      • Adding New Fields & Modifying Existing Fields
      • Adding Taxonomy Fields to Categorize Content
      • Manage Display: Modify Image Styles and Display
      • Set Permissions
      • Content Type Test Drive
    • Content Display and Organization
      • Introduction to Views
      • Create List of Content Using Views
      • Views Display Types
      • Adding Related Content with Views
      • Views Caching and Modules to Extend Views
  • Day 2: Site Building
    • Site Navigation and URLs
      • Custom URL Aliases
      • The Menu System
    • Module Configuration Workshop
      • Selecting Modules to Extend Drupal Functionality
      • 7 Step-by-Step Labs: experiment with common functionality including Calendar and complex Views
    • Customizing Appearance with Themes
      • What are Themes?
      • Install and Configure Themes
    • Content Workflows and Site Maintenance
      • Custom Content Editing, CKEditor
      • Workbench

Should I Take this Course?

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • newly responsible for a Drupal 7 website,
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 7
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal 7 development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal 7 Certification