100% New Drupal 7 Beginner Class

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Over the last 3 years, we’ve launched nearly 40 video classes on Drupal.

In that time, we’ve covered theming, site-building and almost all of the most important modules.

However, our first class from 2011 was “Drupal 7 Beginner”, and that class was starting to show its age.

In the last 3 years, much has changed about Drupal 7. Some modules have been abandoned or are far less popular. Other modules have risen to become the best options for certain tasks.

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So, we’ve overhauled our Drupal class with over 30 new videos, completely updated advice and new module recommendations.

If you’re new to Drupal, why not get started right now with this Drupal 7 Beginner class?

Outline of the Drupal 7 Beginner Class


  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to Drupal


  • Installations
  • Manual Install
  • One Click Install


  • A Fresh Installation of Drupal
  • Update the Basic Information
  • Drupal Intro Quiz


  • Introduction to Content Types
  • Creating an Article
  • Creating a Basic Page
  • Drupal Content Quiz


  • Creating a New Content Type
  • Creating Another Content Type
  • Adding Fields
  • Introduction to Taxonomy
  • Managing Display
  • Drupal Fields Quiz


  • The Polls Module
  • The Blog Module
  • The Forum Module
  • The Book Module
  • Find and Install New Modules
  • The Webform Module
  • The AddtoAny Module
  • The Site Map Module
  • The Five Star Module
  • Drupal Modules Quiz


  • Introduction to Themes
  • Blocks
  • Menu Management
  • Drupal Design Quiz


  • People Management
  • The Masquerade Module
  • Reports and Help Menu
  • Summary
  • Drupal People Quiz


  • Acquia’s Dev Desktop on a PC
  • Acquia’s Dev Desktop on a Mac


  • 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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9 years ago

Rod, this is great news. Good intro video and summary list. 2 questions:

1. Is this short video available to general public? (I’m trying to recruit 2 guys to learn Drupal)

2. Any chance that the extra Aquia videos could include – “How to perform a Critial patch/upgrade” ? I trashed my Bamboo theme when trying to upgrade to 7.32; and I have no idea how to backup the MySQL! thanks,


Warrenton VA

9 years ago
Reply to  MeFree

Hi MeFree
1. We do have a complete “Why Drupal?” video series on YouTube if that helps: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfPLXbDRTA4&list=PLtaXuX0nEZk_Y5S8GmJw-2Ev8FOA3Mnk9]http://www.youtube.com/watc…[/url]
2. With the backups, we do have a class on the Backup and Migrate module, which is the best way to backup your MySQL database.

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