Building Websites with Drupal 8 provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential skills necessary when building websites with Drupal. This course is meant to be interactive. You will work on a functioning Drupal 8 website following the steps of this manual.

The procedures are introduced step-by-step and then reinforced with practice and challenges. You'll work on a site that meets the needs of a client and reflect on your own experience to take the procedures you learn back into your own work and any new situations you encounter.

It is a full day course and intended to serve as day two of a two-day Drupal site building curriculum.

Target audience
The content of this course targets people who have had a basic introduction to Drupal 8 and are ready to become skilled at Drupal 8 site building.


  • In order to get the most out of this course you should have prior experience in:
  • Completed either Introduction to Drupal 8 or What’s New in Drupal 8
  • Some prior experience with CMSs and building websites
  • HTML and CSS experience
  • Familiarity with both Javascript and PHP would be helpful but not necessary


1 day

By the end of the training you will be able to: 

  • Get data into your database with fielded entities
  • Create lists of content from the database and manage display on your site
  • Understand all fundamental facets of building a Drupal 8 website including how custom modules and themes are built
  • Assemble a website out of individual components