It's a good 7 months after the last time this question was asked. I've been developing sites for a long time, expert with Wordpress, some Drupal, Joomla when forced. I can understand a good part of Craft but there really isn't the basic tutorial you'd generally see with other software that gives you an idea how to construct a site. The Happy Lager demo is more of a very quick showcase of how neat CraftCMS can be but it doesn't really go into just the very basics, like setting up fields properly.

I have seen the sparse resources. The paid video, which includes how to install the software, is not an option. Is there still nothing that does a reasonable job of just running through the process and approach to setting up a basic site using the system? In addition, are there any resource repositories, e.g. plugins, etc. so you don't need to reinvent everything? Thank you.

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This is a brain dump of learning resources I can think of.

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    I love that the Mijingo point is actually eight separate links.
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 19:55
  • Mr. Irelan's got to be tickled pink over that one ;) Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 17:05
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    Also check out craftlinklist.com for a newsletter of the latest Craft links. Commented May 27, 2016 at 16:02
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    @JohnMorton Added to the answer!
    – Brad Bell
    Commented May 27, 2016 at 21:20

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