Module Development Fundamentals

Finding that existing Drupal modules don't quite meet all the requirements when developing a web site? If so, you're probably ready to learn how to extend Drupal's functionality with some custom modules. In this course, we cover the basics of writing custom functionality the "Drupal way". You will learn how to leverage Drupal's powerful "hook" system as well as good coding practices that will help make your modules easier to understand, upgrade, and maintain.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to avoid writing a new module
  • Module files (.info, .module, .install, etc...)
  • Overview of the hook system
  • Using the menu system
  • Setting and using permissions
  • Creating and customizing forms
  • Customizing node output
  • Writing secure code
Skill Level
Intended Audience

XHTML, PHP, some JavaScript/jQuery is helpful, ability to administer a Drupal site