Drupal 8 User Guide

Drupal 8 User Guide

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Written by the Drupal community, with videos added by Drupalize.Me, the Drupal 8 User Guide is the best way to get started with Drupal concepts and site building skills.

This guide serves as a starting point for people with minimal knowledge of the Drupal content management system. The topics will help you become skilled at installing, administering, site building, and/or maintaining the content of a Drupal-based website. The guide is also aimed at people who already have some experience with a current or past version of Drupal, and want to expand the range of their skills and knowledge or update them to the current version.

After reading this guide, you should be able to:

  • Plan the content architecture for a Drupal-based site
  • Build the site that you planned
  • Manage and administer your site
  • Understand documentation and blog posts on topics not covered here, to expand your knowledge and skills
  • Connect with the worldwide Drupal community

The guide consists of concept and task tutorials. Concept tutorials are designed to explain a specific critical concept like security, or data modeling, as well as answer questions like, "What are themes and modules?" or "How do I connect with the Drupal community?" Task tutorials provide step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process of building and deploying an example site. Through these hands-on lessons, you'll learn all the fundamental skills required to start building and administering a real-world Drupal powered site.

You can contribute to development of the User Guide, and learn more about the process through which it was created from the project page on Drupal.org.

Once you learn the foundations check-out our other guides and dive deeper into Drupal 8.