- Christophe Jossart
A guide for newcomers and evaluators
It aims to provide a starting point for anyone who wants to know a bit more about Drupal.
When using Drupal, you have the luxury to have documentation for basically anything that you want to throw at the CMS. Drupal.org, Drupal Answers, great blogs, books, ... are a gold mine when you know where to look or just what to search. But as a newcomer, with the amount of documentation, sometimes you just need to step back a bit and get the big picture.
Even though the Drupal learning curve is known as steep, for most cases, you can already have an MVP rather quickly, if you know where to start.
So, new Drupal people may need a fast ship to visit the Planet Drupal, and perhaps stay a while.
What are the changes compared to the first version?
The initial version was launched in 2017, it was welcomed by the community but some changes in my personal life made me put it on hold.
During Drupal Mountain Camp 2022, after attending the session from Miro Dietiker A learning group to get started with Drupal, I realized that this project could still be useful. It might not cover all the points, but that could be a starter. A few discussions later, with other community members, and it was time to give it another life - with a new design and structure.
- 📄 Clearer documentation
- 1️⃣0️⃣ Full review and update for Drupal 10
- 🙌 Collaborative model, based on pull requests
- 🇫🇷 French translation
- 🌑 Dark theme
Questions that this guide can answer
There are at least 42 reasons to onboard this ship, among others:
- Is Drupal the right solution for my project? I want to quickly compare with other solutions and have arguments to convince (or not) my client, my manager... or myself
- I have 5 minutes today, is it enough to install Drupal?
- As an evaluator, I have a few hours to try Drupal, what should I learn first?
- As a developer, which tools, best practices, Drupal concepts should I know about?
- As a site builder, I have a few initial use cases to cover, which modules can I install?
- Where can I meet Drupal people?
- Where can I find Drupal jobs or services?
- As a translator, writer, developer, ... how can I contribute to Drupal?
- Do Drupal speak with bots?
- I'm ready to deploy! Where can I host my site? and are there specific points to check for production environments?