Drupal In-Depth Training: Introducing Drupal

Event Info

Tue 30 - Wed 31 Aug, 2011 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Baker Tilly
Russell Square House
London, WC1B 5EH, UK (Map)
Cost: 495


This Drupal course quickly gets you up to speed with building dynamic database-driven websites with Drupal.

It begins with a basic introduction into the main concepts behind Content Management Systems (CMS) and the types of websites they are meant to help create. We then map these concepts onto Drupal as a CMS and take you through installation to creations of a series of websites each one adding an additional layer of functionality.

We start from a simple “presentation” website, move through to the addition of a news capability, present and search through catalogues of services and/or products, add sophisticated contact solutions, e-commerce capabilities and finally some social elements to enable users to interact with each other via the website.

Introducing Drupal - course information Date: Tuesday, 30th and Wednesday, 31st August 2011 Time: 9:00am till 5:00pm Location: 10-12 Russell Square, Russell Square House, London, WC1B 5EH Cost: £495 (not including VAT - 10% discount available for charities, BIMA, RSA members)

A constant theme throughout the course is to illustrate how one can map general requirements to specific Drupal concepts.


Who's suitable for this Drupal course? This course is suitable for web developers and web designers that are interested in finding out what Drupal can do for them in terms of accelerating and improving their web creation process.

It is also suitable for Drupal web site administrators wanting to increase their understanding of maintaining a Drupal web site.

Delivery and content This is a hand-on practical course - together we will build “live” websites leading to fully working examples. Through the examples we will cover the following syllabus. We will be working with Drupal 7.

  • Introduction to Content Management Systems
  • Installing Drupal on your machine
  • How Drupal handles and categorises content
  • Adding menus and navigation
  • How Drupal handles users and permissions
  • What comes out of the box and how to activate additional functionality
  • Downloading and installing additional modules
  • Changing the look of your website by installing different themes
  • Create more complex content types (with the Drupal Content Construction Kit)
  • Adding images and files to your content
  • Using WYSIWYG Editors
  • Building contact forms and handle newsletters
  • Creating catalogues of services / products (introduction to Simple Views)
  • SEO Considerations - how to improve your ranking with simple, quick solutions
  • A basic e-commerce solution
  • Getting social - make your website interactive with voting, moderation and enhanced user registration
  • Maintaining your Drupal website - how to keep abreast of Drupal core and module updates


What do I need to bring? Bring your laptop if you want to install Drupal on your machine and follow along with the site construction

Payment and costs £495 companies/individuals (10% discount for charities, BIMA, RSA and Intellect members) £990 for the whole Drupal In-Depth training package including Introducing Drupal and Advanced Drupal. For more information on the Drupal In-Depth training please view here. We accept the following payment methods:

  • PayPal: All cards accepted excect American Express
  • Cheque: Please make cheques payable to ‘BrightLemon Limited’ and send it to Brightlemon London office, Unit 12 (and 8), Zeus House, 16-30 Provost Street, London, N1 7NG


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