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New Video Class: Drupal 8 Site Building

Now that you've completed the Drupal 8 Beginner class, it's time to build your first real site and start exploring Drupal's powerful modules and themes.

This week we've released the Drupal 8 Site Building class.

This class has over 50 videos that take you through the entire process of building a Drupal 8 site, using the OSTraining workflow:

  1. Plan
  2. Install
  3. Content
  4. Extend
  5. Layout
  6. People
  7. Manage

As you follow along with the class, you'll build a site that uses custom content types, custom blocks, advanced Views and much, much more.

Outline of the Drupal 8 Site Building Class


  • Introduction to the Class
  • Planning Our Site
  • Requirements and What's New in Drupal 8


  • Setting up a New Site
  • Installing Modules and Using Drush
  • What is Drupal Site Building?
  • Site Building Quickstart Exercise


  • Designing Structured Content
  • Creating a New Content Type
  • Setting up URLs for Drupal Content
  • Adding Fields: Image, Link, Phone, Google Map
  • Taxonomy: Creating a Vocabulary
  • Adding Fields to Taxonomy Terms
  • Adding Taxonomy to a Content Type
  • User Profiles
  • Add Fields to User Profiles
  • Comments on Content Types
  • Manage Display
  • Using Devel to Populate Content
  • Site Building Quiz 1


  • Introduction to Modules
  • Installing the Admin Toolbar Module
  • Installing the Video Embed Module
  • Installing the Views Slideshow Module


  • Displays, Layout and Theming
  • Display Modes
  • Image Styles
  • Custom Blocks
  • Adding a Custom Block
  • Introduction to Views
  • Contextual Filters in Views
  • Relationships in Views
  • Advanced Relationship View
  • Completing Views Slideshow
  • Adding a Theme
  • Creating a Custom Drupal Theme
  • Display Suite and the Layout Plugin Module
  • Managing Displays with Display Suite
  • Other Fields in Display Suite
  • Display Suite Custom CSS
  • Update Your Front Page, Part 1
  • Update Your Front Page, Part 2
  • Update Your Front Page, Part 3
  • Clean Up and Menus, Part 1
  • Clean Up and Menus, Part 2


  • Introduction to People
  • Update Signup Configuration
  • Add an Editor Role and Permissions


  • Managing Your Site
  • Updating Modules and Themes
  • Caching
  • Configuration Management
  • Multilingual Sites
  • Testing the Multilingual Distribution
  • Conclusion
  • Site Building Quiz 2

How to Take the Drupal 8 Site Building Class

If you're an OSTraining member, you can click here to take the Drupal 8 Performance Class.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.