Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Drupal 8 Essentials 2: Building Out Your Website.
- [Voiceover] If you have access to the course's exercise files, you can apply them to bring your site to a specific point in the course. You'll find them in the folder, exercise-files. When you open it up, you see a list of folders. Each one maps to a specific lesson in the course. Inside these folders, at the very least, there's a .zip file. This is the compressed file archive, and .sql file. This is the site database. To continue, double click on the .zip file to expand it.
This may take a while. Next, we go to Acquia Dev Desktop. If you've imported any previous sites, you might see a listing up here that says Samoca.dd. You have two options. One is to delete that by clicking on it, and then, clicking on the - sign in the bottom left corner. Or you can name the new site something else. If you do that, you'll have to watch the video designate trusted hosts to make your site work. But since ours is clear, I click on the + button in the bottom, left corner. Then, I go to Import local Drupel site.
Next, to Local codebase folder, I click change. Then, navigate to the folder you just created and click open. Next to Database, click the dropdown menu to change it to Start with MySQL database dump file. Then, click Browse. You may have to go up one level. Then, click the .sql file and click Open. Then, click OK. Now, we can go to our site by clicking the link next to Local site.
In these tutorials, Tom Geller helps new Drupal designers change the layout and design elements of their sites, control visitor interactions (including comments), arrange content in user-friendly "views," and expand the site's capabilities beyond what's available in core Drupal with Drupal modules. In all the steps you'll learn best practices to ensure your sites remain streamlined, secure, and up to date.
If you want to start from the beginning and create your Drupal site from scratch, check out Drupal 8 Essentials 1: Getting Started.
- Grouping content into categories
- Managing comments
- Adding discussion groups
- Customizing fields and image styles
- Adjusting menus and navigation to help users
- Adding new features with Drupal modules