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Commons for Site Administrators, Part 2: How to Customize Your Online Community

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Drupal Commons makes it easy to customize your online community! In this webinar for Site Administrators, we’ll explore the key decisions you need to make about your community and discuss how to …

Drupal Commons makes it easy to customize your online community! In this webinar for Site Administrators, we’ll explore the key decisions you need to make about your community and discuss how to change site functionality to suit your community’s needs.

We will discuss the steps to take in order to customize your Commons site and demonstrate various techniques to optimize the performance of your community site. For example, we will review how to customize the layout of landing pages in Commons. We will also show you how to edit who has the permissions to make edits to these types of pages.

You will learn how to:

- Add new modules, features, and roles
- Control access and permissions to advanced functionality
- Use Drupal Commons best practices to customize your online community

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  • 1. SITE BUILDING WITH DRUPAL COMMONS - PART 2 Building an online community 1Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 2. Acquia Training! • http://training.acquia.com/events 2Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 3. Acquia Training! • http://training.acquia.com/events 3Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 4. Drupal Commons • http://commons.acquia.com/ • https://www.acquia.com/downloads#commons 4Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 5. Engaging communities 5Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 6. Who is this session for? • You’re a site builder/developer and you want to know what you can do with Drupal Commons. • You have a Drupal Commons site, and you want to know how to modify your site. • You can also schedule a demo acquia.com/demo-drupal-commons-3 6Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 7. Drupal Commons http://www.acquia.com/resources/webinars 7Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 8. Drupal Commons modifications Extending with site building 8Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 9. 9Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 10. Modules available • Over 100 modules - inc Commons specific! 10Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 11. Modules available • Over 100 modules - inc Commons specific! 11Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 12. In part 1 we saw... • Use modules included with Drupal Commons. • Add contributed modules. • Add new listings of content - Views. • Change the layout of the groups landing page - Panels. 12Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 13. Page layout - Panels Modify layout of landing pages, profiles, etc. 13Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 14. Views Custom lists of content 14Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 15. Rules 15Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 16. Today is Part 2: • What do you need to do? • Add a new role? • Configure group permissions? • Add new content types - which can be added to groups, or not? • Apache Solr Search 16Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 17. Content creation • Note the form appears above summaries What content types are needed on your groups? 17Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 18. Types of user roles Do you need additional user roles? 18Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 19. New user role 19Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 20. • Defaults: For non-logged in, logged in, moderator and admin. • My site: I added Community Manager Roles 20Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 21. My “CMGR” role • Can administer comments • Can all content types • Create messages • Add revisions to content • Administer all groups permissions • View details for all votes • View rate results page • Event: Register other people • View the site in “Admin” mode” • Edit terms in Topics • Create and edit paths for content 21Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 22. Administration 22Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 23. Content admin 23Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 24. Content editing 24Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 25. Registration 25Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 26. Demo: Add role • Add a user role - change permissions. • Add a new user to demonstrate. 26Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 27. Organic groups and permissions 27Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 28. Groups • In People > Permissions you can assign administration capability to trusted role 28Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 29. Group administration 29Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 30. OG Group permissions • Organic groups has its own group roles! 30Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 31. Per group role config • Very flexible, you can even add roles per group and modify what roles can do in a group! 31Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 32. • Set what role group creator gets 32Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 33. Unique to Commons • Non-group members can post content into public groups • Similar to Forums functionality • Lower barriers to participation. 33Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 34. Add new content type 34Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 35. CMS + Groups • Flexible content management system • Content can be independent of groups/ discussion. 35Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 36. Add a new content type • Administration » Structure » Content types 36Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 37. Add fields 37Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 38. Add content • Available now to “Add content”. • Can’t add to any groups. • Next: Make it possible to add to any group. 38Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 39. OG setting • Select “Group content” 39Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 40. Add to group • Edit content to select 40Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 41. Administer group 41Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 42. Permissions per group 42Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 43. Not showing yet • We’ll edit the view 43Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 44. Demo commons_bw_all 44Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 45. Integrate new content types? • Adding link, count, form, and listing does require code. 45Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 46. drupal.org/node/1782922 46Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 47. Apache Solr Search 47Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 48. Faceted search 48Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 49. Apache Solr • Separate Server • Indexes your site • Widely used and tested GET (POST) Search *SQL Web ServerPOST index Solr 49Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 50. Available with Solr Spell checking Bias settings Suggestions 50Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 51. Enable the modules 51Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 52. Connect to network 52Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 53. Pages + Blocks available 53Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 54. More! Commons Solr modules • Commons Search Solr User • Commons Events - Solr • Commons Search Solr 54Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 55. Search users 55Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 56. People listing 56Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 57. Panelizer 57Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 58. “More like this” 58Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 59. • Configuration » Search and metadata » Apache Solr search > Use Acquia Search Configure the block 59Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 60. Use Panelizer 60Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 61. Click to add content 61Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 62. Under Miscellaneous 62Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 63. Block added! 63Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 64. Voila! 64Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 65. Drupal Commons - ask questions! 65Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 66. drupal.org/project/commons 66Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 67. docs.acquia.com/commons 67Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 68. Search issues 68Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 69. drupal.org/node/2072823 69Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 70. Add support request 70Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 71. Acquia Training! • http://training.acquia.com/events 71Wednesday, October 9, 13
  • 72. Next up! Site Building in Drupal 8 acquia.com/resources/webinars 72Wednesday, October 9, 13