Pathways
New to Craft

New to Craft

Learn how to build your first Craft-powered website. Or re-learn the best practices and fundamentals of building with Craft.

The New to Craft pathway is made up of the following material:

1 The Craft Mindset Before you throw a bunch of content at Craft, stop for a minute and learn how to approach content and Craft together. We'll cover the steps necessary to understand how to model content in Craft.
2 Up and Running with Craft 3 This course covers the basics you need to know to get started using Craft 3 for your website. Learn how to install Craft, how to configure a site in the Control Panel, best practices for templates, the basics of using Twig, and how to use special fields like Matrix, Categories, and Entries. It's the getting started guide you need! This free course requires only a free CraftQuest account to complete.
3 Twig Templates in Craft In this course you will get a comprehensive overview of working with Twig templates in Craft. The goal is to get over the hump of writing Twig code, dispel any myth that using Twig is difficult, and help you take the next step in using Craft.
4 Adding Simple Search to Craft Ryan walks through how to build a simple search feature in a Craft CMS website.
5 Creating URLs in Craft and Twig Ryan walks through how to generate URLs in Craft and Twig using Craft provided functions.
6 Building a Blog in Craft CMS Follow along as I build a simple site using Craft CMS version 3.