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Thank you for helping get Drupal 8 off to a great start. OSTraining's project to create free Drupal 8 training for everyone was fully funded!
Thank you for helping get Drupal 8 off to a great start. OSTraining's project to create free Drupal 8 training for everyone was fully funded!
41 backers pledged $12,280 to help bring this project to life.

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Drupal 8 is just around the corner, and the Drupal community is excited!

We want to make sure that as many people as possible can use Drupal 8.

However, many new Drupal 8 users will need training, which can be expensive and difficult to find.

The goal of this Kickstarter is to give everyone free access to the very best Drupal 8 training.

We plan to create Drupal 8 training and give it away for free!

What Drupal 8 training will we create?

The initial goal for the project is to raise $10,000. That will allow us to create 50 introductory videos for Drupal 8.

These will be given away completely free to the community.

We'll put the videos on YouTube and make the files available for anyone to download.

Hopefully, by making the video files available for download, the training will be translated into other languages, helping Drupal 8 reach the widest possible audience.

Here are the videos we plan to create:

Part 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to Drupal 
  • The History of Drupal
  • Why Choose Drupal?
  • What You Need Before You Start

Part 2: Install

  • Installation on a Mac
  • Installation on a PC
  • Manual Installation on a Server
  • Automatic Installation at a Web Host

Part 3: Navigate

  • Navigating A Fresh Installation of Drupal 
  • Updating the Basic Site Information

Part 4: Content

  • Introduction to Content Types
  • Creating an Article
  • Creating a Basic Page
  • Using CKEditor Front-end Editing

Part 5: Fields

  • Creating a New Content Type
  • Creating Another Content Type
  • Adding Basic Fields
  • Adding More Advanced Fields

Part 6: More Advanced Content

  • Introduction to Taxonomy
  • Comments
  • Managing The Display of Fields 
  • View Modes

Part 7: Views

  • A Page with Teasers
  • A Simple Block View
  • Jump Menu
  • Table with Fields
  • A Photo Gallery

Part 8: Modules

  • The Forum Module
  • The Book Module
  •  The Contact Module
  • The Telephone Module

Part 9: Find and Install New Modules

  • Navigating Drupal.org and Evaluating Modules
  • The Webform Module
  •  The Site Map Module
  • The Five Star Module

Part 10: Design

  • Introduction to Themes
  • Blocks
  • Menu Management

Part 11: Find and Install New Themes

  • Navigating Drupal.org and Evaluating Modules
  • Installing a Basic Theme
  •  Installing a Theme Framework such as Adaptive Theme

Part 12: People

  • People Management
  • The Masquerade Module
  • Reports and Help Menu

Part 13: Site Management

  • Updating Drupal
  • Updating Drupal Modules and Themes
  • Creating a Drupal Backup

Part 14: Going Further

  • Exploring Drupal.org Resources
  • The Drupal Association
  • Getting Involved in the Drupal Community

There may be some small changes to the syllabus. In particular, the contrib modules and themes featured in the class will depend on what’s available.

What happens if the $10,000 goal is reached?

If we pass the initial goal, we'll create another bundle of 50 videos every time we raise an additional $5,000.

These extra videos will also be given away free!

Extra Videos #1. The Intermediate Bundle (taken by Glowhost.com)

  • Site management, security backups, updates (10 videos)
  • Drupal Intermediate class (30 videos)
  • An example site building class (10 videos)

Extra Videos #2. The Theming Bundle

  • Introduction to Twig (10 videos)
  • Creating a Drupal 8 theme (40 videos)

Extra Videos #3. The Module Bundle

  • Introduction to Symfony (10 videos)
  • Creating a Drupal 8 module (40 videos)

Extra Videos #4. The Development Bundle

  • Drupal 8 web services (20 videos)
  • Configuration management (20 videos)
  • Introduction to Composer (10 videos)

Extra Videos #5. The Upgrading Bundle (taken by CommercialProgression.com)

  • Upgrading a site from Drupal 7 to 8 (20 videos)
  • Upgrading a module from Drupal 7 to 8 (15 videos)
  • Upgrading a theme from Drupal 7 to 8 (15 videos)

Get the Drupal Magic t-shirt!

Support the Kickstarter and get a Drupal magic t-shirt (shipping and handling may apply for non-US customers).

Can you trust OSTraining to make these videos?

Yes.

We’ve been teaching Drupal for more than 8 years and have taught thousands of students how to use Drupal to accomplish their goals.

We have a wide-ranging Drupal 7 online curriculum, wrote the most popular Drupal book and have been chosen to teach at DrupalCons in Chicago, Denver, Portland, London, Prague, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.

Here at OSTraining, what we’re most passionate about is teaching so clearly that anyone can understand, even absolute beginners. Our Drupal training is structured, practical, and uses no technical jargon. We teach using plain English.

You can see some of previous Drupal videos below:

Why do we need your help?

Creating so many videos is a big undertaking. We’re going to need to hire another trainer, plus use many of our current resources. Drupal is such a large topic to teach that we're still busy adding Drupal 7 videos!

Risks and challenges

There are risks involved with the delivery of Drupal 8 and with the video classes. The release date of Drupal 8 is unknown yet, although it is expected in 2015 or early 2016. We also have risks involved with the delivery of the videos. Creating training videos is a difficult process and we need to make sure we have high-quality teachers and editors available.

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    You get access to all the classes created for this Kickstarter. You can download the video files, plus you get 6 months of membership to watch all the 2500+ lessons at OSTraining.com. And you get a unique "How do you make Drupal? Magic!" t-shirt.

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    You get access to all the classes created for this Kickstarter. You can download the video files, plus you get 12 months of membership to watch all the 2500+ lessons at OSTraining.com. And you get a unique "How do you make Drupal? Magic!" t-shirt.

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    Your company will be the unique sponsor of a bundle of 50 videos. You'll get your company name in front of an enormous number of Drupal 8 users. First come, first served on your choice of bundle.

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    Get 20 custom-produced videos on a Drupal subject of your choice. Do you offer a Drupal product or service? Let everyone know how to use it with a professional-quality class by OSTraining.

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    Your company will be the unique sponsor of the 50 beginner videos. The beginner videos will be the primary resource for many people learning Drupal 8. You'll get your company name in front of an enormous number of Drupal 8 newcomers. Our Drupal 7 guide on YouTube has been viewed 200,000 times.

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