Learning Launch: Drupal Theming is Complete


Our latest video class covers theming for Drupal.

We take you step-by-step through the process of creating Drupal themes. You’ll learn how to:

  • Download and configure contributed themes
  • Build your own themes
  • Use starter or base themes as a launching point

This week we released the last of the 25 videos in this class.

Click here to see the Drupal Theming class.

Drupal Theming Introduction

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Drupal Theming Class Overview


  • Introduction to Drupal Themes
  • What You’ll Need for This Course
  • Setting Up Our Environment


  • The Drupal Theming System
  • Where Can I Get Drupal Themes?
  • Installing Themes from Drupal.org
  • Configuring Themes

Building the First Theme

  • The .info File
  • Declaring Regions
  • Adding Features
  • Adding CSS
  • Adding Javascript

Introducing Template Overrides

  • Theme Developer Tools
  • Introduction to Template Overrides
  • Editing node.tpl.php
  • Editing the Article Content Type
  • Creating the People Template Override
  • Section Task: Override the Maintenance Page

Overriding Other Areas of Your Site

  • Theming Contributed Modules
  • PHP and Functions
  • PHP Functions Part 2
  • Finding the Fields to Include
  • Introduction to Views Template Overrides
  • Some Final Thoughts


  • Rod Martin

    Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations. His extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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