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Drupal Development/Developer Best Practices


Drupal Development/Developer Best Practices


Drupal Administration
Drupal Developer Kick Start
Drupal Development - PHP for Drupal
Drupal Layout and Theming
Drupal Site Building
Drupal Site Management and Deployment
Introduction to Moodle
WordPress Bundle
WordPress Site Building


Carl Spies

Mark Badham


Drupal is a Content Management System and Framework built in PHP. Drupal is highly modular and there is a very large library of ready made modules available providing advanced features. Writing your own Drupal module can allow you to easily add new functionality to all you Drupal sites as well as to a large market of Drupal users.

You will learn how to develop a module step by step. You'll learn how to navigate the extensive documentation available and determine where you can hook into the system and add your new functionality. You will also learn about developer workflow and maintaining your site. By the end of the training you will be able to:
  • Understand Drupal's hook system and development architecture
  • Insert and extract data using Drupal's core database abstraction layer.
  • Responsibly modify contributed modules using patches
  • Employ and articulate best practices, security techniques, conventions and coding standards

Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of six delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Classroom 2 Days ZAR 5,500.00 Get a Quote
Live Virtual Training 2 Days ZAR 4,500.00 Get a Quote

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Information may change without notice.


Drupal Developers


Prior experience with programming or a web application framework are assumed. PHP, HTML and CSS assumed.

Course Outline / Curriculum

  1. Welcome to Module Building
  2. How to Build Module Scaffolding
  3. How Hooks Work and How to Use Them
  4. Overview of Coding Standards
  5. Development Tips and Tricks
  6. How to Build and Manipulate Forms with the Form API
  7. How to Add and Manipulate Pages With the Menu System
  8. How to Add to and Manipulate the Theme Layer
  9. How to Work With the Database
  10. How to Work With Users
  11. How to Work With Nodes
  12. How to Work With JavaScript and jQuery

Schedule Dates and Booking

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Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below, and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.
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