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Getting started with Drupal 9


This training is for people who want to get a solid foundation in Drupal site building. No Drupal experience is required!

With hands-on, guided exercises from start to finish, attendees will have the opportunity to get comfortable with Drupal's administration interface, and build a simple, fully functional website.

You will learn how different concepts relate to each other: nodes, content types, fields, views, users, blocks, taxonomy terms, and menus. By the end of the training, you will be able to identify the different building blocks of a Drupal site and know where to look when modifications are needed.

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Learning objectives

  • Step through the Drupal installation process.
  • Create nodes and understand their properties.
  • Create content types and add fields.
  • Configure fields of different types.
  • Create taxonomy vocabularies and terms.
  • Create views to display listings of content.
  • Create, place, and control the visibility of blocks.
  • Override the presentation of nodes with Layout Builder.
  • Understand the user and permission system.
  • Understand the taxonomy system.
  • Understand the menu system.
  • Install and configure contributed modules and themes.
  • Understand how Drupal can be extended to meet specific project needs.


No previous experience with Drupal is needed.

Setup instructions

A working Drupal 9 installation. You can have a local installation using the quick-start command. Alternatively, you can use a tool like DrupalVM, Lando, DDEV, or Docksal. Online services like can be used.

This training will be provided over Zoom. You can ask questions via text chat or audio. Sharing your screen, but you might want to do it to get assistance on a specific issue. Sharing your camera is optional.

What to expect

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Prior to the training

Attendees will receive detailed instructions on how to setup their development environment. In addition, they will be able to join a support video call days before the training event to make the the local development environment is ready. This prevents losing time fixing problems with environment set up during the training.

On the days of the training

  • The training totals 7 hours of instruction, which we usually split into 2 sessions
  • A team of developers available to answer questions and help with training-related issues

After the training

  • Attendees will receive a copy of the training recording.
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

Training FAQ

Here are some quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Agaric trainings.

Can I get a discount when purchasing more than one training?

Yes, a 15% discount is available for additional trainings. Contact Agaric after purchasing your first training to get the information needed to purchase second or third at a discount.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, partial and full scholarships are available! We are prioritizing people facing disadvantages, in particular survivors of historical and ongoing discrimination and people under-represented in technology. Contact Agaric with your circumstances and for more information. Agaric will review your submission internally only— we do not share the information you provide in determining your eligibility for a discount/scholarship with anyone outside Agaric.

What if my corporate employer cannot submit payment for my attendance before the training date? If your company sees the benefit of you getting training from Agaric but the accounts payable department will not be able to accommodate fulfilling payment prior to the training date, please contact us for an invoice due up to 90 days after the training. I'm not sure I meet the prerequsites or will be able to set up a development environment.

Every training includes sessions ahead of time to help everybody get their local development environment set up before the training (if needed). We'll also direct you to other resources helpful for getting up to speed before the training. Contact Agaric to check in with where you are to get our help ensuring you get the full benefit of the training.

Can I cancel and get a refund?

No, we do not offer refunds but tickets are transferable and we'll help you re-sell the ticket, so please contact Agaric if you can't make the training.

Will I receive a recording or other materials?

Yes, all attendees will be sent recordings from the training as well as the curriculum and materials used in the training and additional books or other references and resources.

Will Agaric provide a certificate of completion?

Yes, all students who participate in the full training will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Have more questions? Ask Agaric!