Online Drupal Learning Resources

Dec 30, 2012

Drupal has a steep learning curve that will keep many away. However, once you wrap your head around it, it becomes a powerful tool to build websites and web applications. Fortunately, there are many resources available online that ease the way to understanding Drupal. Here is a list of resources that I found really helpful.

  1. The Node One Learning Library

    This is my favorite and I am still visiting this site to get new ideas, or just for a refresh. Johan Falk, or Itangalo as he is known in the Drupal world, presents a ton of detailed tutorial videos. The videos focus on configuring Drupal through the UI so you don’t have to be a coding expert to follow along. And all the videos are free!

    http://nodeone.se/sv/learn-drupal

  2. Lynda.com

    This is a for-pay learning site with excellent videos. I got my feet wet with a video course by Tom Geller, an excellent instructor, long ago. Courses at lynda.com are several hours long but are divided into many small videos so one follow easily.

    http://Lynda.com

  3. Build a module

    If you are ready to learn how to extend Drupal with your own modules, Chris Shattuck’s site is for you. Build a module is basically a for-pay site although some videos are free. This has been by far the best coding site for me. Takes all the mystery out of building a module.

    http://buildamodule.com

  4. Lullabot’s Drupalize.me

    Another very good site that offers some free and many for-pay videos. Lullabot is the home of several top notch Drupal experts so you’ll learn from the best. Drupalize.me has a newsletter that I find very informative. I have gotten info on new modules and other stuff that normally falls through the cracks if you are surfing and searching.

    http://drupalize.me

  5. Drupal.org

    Drupal.org is THE source for all Drpal information but it is sometimes difficult to cut through the clutter. Once you have a good understanding of what you are looking for, nothing beats Drupal.org.

    http://drupal.org/documentation

These are my favorite tutorial sites but there are many more out there. If you have used one and can provide some insights please leave a comment so others can benefit.
 

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