The tutorials listed in this study guide are taken from our Drupal Theming tutorials which are also listed in our guide, Theme Drupal Sites.
1. Fundamental web development concepts
1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of HTML and CSS
1.2 Identify PHP programming concepts
1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of Responsive Design concepts
2. Theming concepts
Generally, you should be familiar with our overviews of Drupal theming, which cover the fundamentals of creating a new theme, working with regions, CSS, and understanding sub-themes.
2.1 Demonstrate ability to define and use custom regions in a theme
2.2 Demonstrate ability to work with theme configuration
Learn how to modify the theme settings form and provide custom theme settings in code:
- Creating advanced theme settings (drupal.org)
2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of working with stylesheets
2.5 Demonstrate knowledge of working with Breakpoints in a theme
2.6 Demonstrate ability to build a sub-theme from a base theme
3. Templates and preprocess functions
This section of the exam will assess your ability to work with core theme templates, as well as creating your own, and modifying your output using the Render API and preprocess functions.
3.1 Demonstrate ability to use Twig syntax
3.2 Demonstrate ability to build and customize core templates for managing markup
3.3 Demonstrate ability to work with template suggestions
3.4 Demonstrate ability to write template preprocess functions for overriding custom output
A front end specialist should be able to use preprocess functions to override, improve, or get extra data needed for templates.
- Correct use, specificity, and hierarchy of preprocess functions
- How to obtain information from the Database, or objects and entities from Drupal and know the correct way of passing this information to your template
- Be aware of the changes to the theme API and the improvements to previous versions of Drupal
See the Read section of Working with Entity CRUD for how to retrieve data that you can use in a preprocess function.
4. Layout configuration
This section of the exam is focused on configuration of core Drupal tools, like Blocks and Views, instead of front-end code work.
4.1 Demonstrate ability to create and configure Blocks for building layouts
4.2 Demonstrate ability to create and configure Views for building content list pages, blocks and feeds
4.3 Demonstrate ability to use Layout Builder module to build layouts
5.1 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve site performance issues arising from site configuration
5.2 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve site performance issues arising from custom theme
6.1 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve security issues arising from site configuration
6.2 Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve security issues arising from a custom theme
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