Learn how to create a simple website using Drupal 8, the free web design software that powers personal blogs and multinational corporate websites.
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Tom Geller. Welcome to the first course of Drupal 8 Essentials: Getting Started. Drupal version eight introduces innovations that make it even more useful. Especially for large and complex sites. Here you'll find out what Drupal is, and how it differs from other web management systems. Like WordPress and Joomla. You'll see how to install it, and how to take the site you created on your home computer and put it on an internet server for the world to see. You'll also see how to create content, change your sites basic appearance, add extra functionality through bits of software called Modules, and make the site unmistakably yours.
By the end of this course, you'll have seen enough to start exploring on your own, and to get help when you need it. It'll also prepare you for the Drupal 8 Essential courses that follow it, so let's begin with Drupal 8 Essentials: Getting Started.
This course is the first of the series. No prerequisites are required beyond basic computer skills! These easy-to-follow tutorials show how to install Drupal and other necessary components on a Windows or Mac computer, navigate Drupal's web-based interface, configure the settings of a new Drupal site, create content, and move the site to a server. Every step includes best practices to ensure your website remains streamlined, secure, and up-to-date.
Watch Drupal 8 Essentials 2: Building Out Your Website to find out how to finesse your site with categories, comments, custom styles, and other special features.
- Comparing Drupal to other software
- Getting help with Drupal
- Installing Acquia Dev Desktop on Mac and Windows
- Installing the Drupal database, modules, and themes
- Creating basic content
- Establishing your site's look and feel
- Adjusting security settings
- Adding images and metadata
- Adding a sidebar
- Moving your Drupal website to a server
- Backing up a Drupal site