Video: Drupal 8 Beginner's Course


Finally got some free IPs, created some new containers (CentOS 7), and used Software Collections to add newer versions of PHP and Apache. I got Drupal 8 installed and am playing with it. Looking for some good training material, I found a Drupal 8 Beginner Course on YouTube. That's a link to a playlist as the course is spread across 63 videos. I decided to use youtube-dl to download the entire playlist and ffmpeg to join them all together, and then ffmpeg again to re-encode them to webm (vp9/opus) 720x404 at 200Kbit video and 32Kbit audio. Good quality / compression ratio.

Drupal_8_Beginner_Course.webm (4 hours, 10 minutes - 246 MB)

The course creators have quite a range of training videos on their website (OSTraining.com) so check them out if so desired.

The problem I have with converting all of the MontanaLinux.org content over (from a Drupal 4 site circa 2004), is that some of it is so old. Embedded video formats and players have changed a lot over the years so I'm going to have to do quite a bit of work converting everything for modern standards. I'm sure a lot of the external stuff I've linked to in older articles, probably doesn't exist anymore or has moved. In any event, it will be a lot of work over the coming months but worth it in the end.

Video: LFNW2010 - Don't Custom Build that Site!

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Don't custom build that site! The many uses for Drupal by Jakob Perry.

Getting those Apache/PHP settings just right

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Warren is the guy who has been running Gallery for a few years now. Me? I ran it at my previous job but I didn't get into it much.

Cybernet PCCybernet PCNow I'm running Drupal and on the default Apache/PHP install, PHP is limited to 8MB of RAM. That works fine for most everything... but when you get into graphics processing, it isn't even close. Graphics Processing? The image upload (and photo gallery) module for Drupal take an uploaded image file and then generates a preview size (640x480) image and a thumbnail (125x125?) image. It can use ImageMagick or the GD image processing packages.

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