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Video Course

Up and Running with Craft

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 2 for your website. It is broken up into three different modules over 21 videos:

Module 1

  1. Introduction
  2. What We’re Building
  3. Installing Craft
  4. Touring Craft
  5. Securing Craft
  6. Adding Site Assets

Module 2

  1. Planning Site Sections & Fields
  2. Creating Sections & Fields 3.Handling Assets in Craft
  3. Creating a Structure Section
  4. Brief Introduction to Twig
  5. Coding Site Templates
  6. Creating the Entry View Template
  7. Review the Homework
  8. Nested Entries with Structure

Module 3

  1. Flexible Content with Matrix
  2. Coding the Matrix Field
  3. Reviewing the Matrix Homework
  4. Categories in Craft
  5. Relationships Between Entries
  6. Closing

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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 2, which is the most current, official release of Craft. If you'd like to see what Craft 3 will be like, check out my lessons on the Craft 3 beta.

Do I need a Craft Client or Craft Pro license to follow along?

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

How many videos are there?

There are 21 videos in this course.

...and how long is each video?

The video times vary but the total course time is a few minutes shy of 4 hours.

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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