Drupal 8 Explained is Here!

Drupal 8 Explained is Here

Today, we’re delighted to launch Drupal 8 Explained.

This is the Drupal 8 version of the best-selling and best-reviewed Drupal 7 book.

Drupal 8 is an amazingly powerful system, but many newcomers can find it confusing. We wrote this book to make Drupal 8 as simple and straight-forward as possible.

Using Drupal 8 Explained, you can master Drupal 8 by using step-by-step examples.

The book walks you through a complete site-build, using a city called “Drupalville”. You start by planning the site, then you build out content types, fields and Views, before moving on to themes, modules and Site Management.

Drupal 7 Explained has been used by 10,000’s of readers, from individuals learning on their on, to students in university courses and DrupalCon classes. We hope you enjoy Drupal 8 Explained just as much.

How to Buy Drupal 8 Explained

At the moment, Drupal 8 Explained is only available to OSTraining Book Club members.

Yes, the launch is a little unusual, but I’d ask you to read this post about the OSTraining Club. With your support, we can ensure more books like this are available for our open source projects.

In the coming weeks, it will also be available from Amazon and other book-sellers.

Join the OSTraining Book Club

A huge thank you to Pantheon

When writing about the OSTraining Book Club launch, we said that sponsorship was a key part of this new business model.

Drupal 8 Explained was made possible by the support of Pantheon.

We host our Drupal sites with Pantheon and love the features and support.

The Pantheon founding team built some of the biggest and most famous Drupal sites in the world. They really know Drupal. Pantheon’s goal is to provide the most complete, bulletproof, and creativity-enabling platform for websites.

Pantheon provides you with a built-in development workflow, managed security, and the highest performance possible. Plus, you get expert support from real developers.

Check them out at http://pantheon.io.


Technical details for Drupal 8 Explained

Drupal 8 Explained is over 400 pages long, and covers 15 chapters of material:

  1. Drupal Explained
  2. Drupal Planning Explained
  3. Drupal Installations Explained
  4. Drupal Administration Explained
  5. Drupal Content Explained
  6. Drupal Fields Explained
  7. Drupal Modules Explained
  8. Drupal Menus Explained
  9. Drupal Blocks Explained
  10. Drupal Themes Explained
  11. Drupal Views Explained
  12.  Drupal Layout Modules Explained
  13. Finishing the Design Explained
  14. Drupal Users Explained
  15. Drupal Site Management Explained


  • Steve Burge

    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.

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