From blank to live in 45!

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Are you new to Drupal, but don't know where to start? This session is for you! In 45 minutes (or less), we will install Drupal 7, build a functioning web site and deploy it live to the Internet. I call the method we will use Codeless Drupal. No need for any of that pesky PHP or CSS or HTML stuff! Our site will be built with standard Drupal modules and a contributed (read free) theme. You will leave this session with an understanding of the basic building blocks of Drupal, including pages, blocks, menus, content types, fields, views, image presets and much more.

Site Building
One hour
Doheny Beach B


Hi Doug. I am a complete newbie currently using Wordpress to build my personal business websites, but would like to switch to Drupal 8 when it is released. My question is: will your session be applicable for version 8 also? Or, is this strictly and only applicable for the current version 7? In other words, are there transferrable skills in your session that will help me learn and transition to version 8 as well?

But many of the concepts will apply to D8. IMHO D8 won't be ready for production use for quite some time, as the contrib modules will have to catch up and that takes time. My two cents. Hope to meet you in LA.