Video Course

Up and Running with Craft 3

by Ryan Irelan

Craft is a powerful and flexible CMS that takes a content-first approach. Need a primer on using Craft before embarking on your first site build? This course is for you. Read the full description

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What's in this Course?


This course covers the basics you need to know to get started using Craft 3 for your website. It is broken up into three different modules over 44 videos.

Here’s what you’ll learn while building your first website with Craft:

  • A Proven Approach to Building Websites with Craft
  • How to install Craft CMS using Composer
  • How to install Composer
  • How Craft’s Licensing Works
  • Basics of .env file
  • Setting Up Craft from the Command Line
  • Basics of the Control Panel and Craft Files and Directories
  • Changing the CP Trigger to Secure Craft
  • Introduction to Craft Plugins
  • Using devMode
  • How to enable and use the Yii Debug Toolbar
  • The Pieces of Craft
  • How to Configure Sections
  • Creating Fields and Choosing Field Types in Craft
  • Creating Field Layouts
  • Creating a Single Section for a Homepage
  • Defining and Configuring Asset Volumes
  • Basics of the Twig Templating Language
  • Creating a Structure Section for Website Pages
  • How Layouts and Blocks Work in Twig
  • How to Code Entry Listing Templates
  • How to Code Entry View Templates
  • Configuring a Matrix Field
  • Coding a Matrix Field in the Templates
  • Using the switch tag in Craft and Twig
  • Setting Up Category Groups and Categories
  • Relating Entries Using the Entries Field

Craft Essentials Bundle

Get the entire Craft CMS learning path in some powerful package. This course plus 3 other make up everything you need to know to get started with Craft. It’s 80 videos and 8+ hours of training.

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What is the difficulty level?


This series is a beginner level introduction to the Craft CMS. No previous experience with Craft or Twig is required.

Which version of Craft does this course cover?

The course teaches you Craft 3, which is currently scheduled for final release in April 2018.

Do I need a paid Craft license to follow along?

No, you can follow the entire course with the free Solo Craft license. In addition, Craft offers a free trial of all features that you can run locally.

How many videos are there?

There are 43 videos in this course.

...and how long is each video?

The video times vary but the total course time is about 4 ½ hours. The videos are broken up so it's easy to work on the course in small sprints.

Where do I get the code you use?

The sample site template code is available in your account after you purchase the course. Don't forget to download it!

What if I need to use them with my co-workers?

There is a Team Pack available, which allows you to share the screencasts with up to 5 people in your company or the Company license, which allows you to use the videos with up to 25 people. You can choose the proper license when you add the video series to your cart.

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