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1.1 Welcome to the Course

In this course you’re going to learn how Grav CMS works, how to use it, and how to hand code a Grav theme from scratch with every aspect explained along the way. Let’s take a quick look at what’s to come.

1.1 Welcome to the Course

Hey, I'm Kezz Bracey for Tuts+, and in this course, you are gonna get up and running with Grav CMS. Grav CMS is a flat file CMS, so that means that you do not have to get involved with databases in any way whatsoever. There's no complicated processes for setting up the CMS, and all of the content is powered by markdown. Note that you will just need to be able to setup a local host on your computer using either locally installed PHP or an environment like MAMP or XAMPP. We will be touching on these options briefly, and I will point you to instructions on how to set things up, but we're keeping the focus on working with Grav CMS itself. When you finish this course, you're gonna have all of the fundamental information you need to understand how Grav works. How to use it, the three different types of content you have at your disposal in a Grav site, how its file system and naming protocols work, and the relationship between markdown files and theme templates. You're also gonna be creating a theme starting with a blank slate, and we're gonna step you through creating each and every file firsthand and creating every line of code so that you know exactly what is happening with every single part of your theme. As part of this course, you're also gonna be provided with a completed CSS style sheet for your theme so that you don't have to worry about coding up any CSS. You can just purely focus on learning about how to work with Grav CMS. So let's go ahead and get up and running with Grav CMS. I'll see you in the first lesson.

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