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In Content Editing and Administration, you’ll get an overview of how to manage content in Drupal 7 in different situations. Each Drupal site is unique and requires a different amount of ...

In Content Editing and Administration, you’ll get an overview of how to manage content in Drupal 7 in different situations. Each Drupal site is unique and requires a different amount of customization. The entire content administration experience in Drupal can be completely modified to suit your needs.

Heather James, Manager of Learning Services at Acquia, will show you what the basic site administration experience looks like out of the box. She will also take a look at the administration experience looks like on a more robust site with a number of customizations. By the end of the class you’ll learn key terminology to speak to your developer team and some tips and tricks for making the most of your site.

In this webinar you will learn about:
- Content administration basics including adding and tagging content
- The difference between content editing forms, webforms and contact forms
- Searching for and locating specific content
- Customizations you may encounter and those you can request

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Content Editing & Admin in Drupal 7 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Content Editing & Admin in Drupal 7 Drupal Essentials acquia.com 1Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 2. HELLO! Heather James @learningdrupal Manager of Training at Acquia 2Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 3. COMPARING DRUPAL 3Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 4. Content first! 4Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 5. 5Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 6. Drupal can be... • Main web prescence • News hub • Central event info and media • A community • Petition collector 6Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 7. What is the point? 7Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 8. Content defines the site Article Content title Travel guide Content title Tips Content title Article content. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. tags tags tags Tips content. This is a great way to pack your bags. This is a guide. The best place to start is here. Then you can go there and further. What to pack Job posting Job title Where is it? This is a job description. This is what we're looking for. Terms of employment Company name 8Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 9. Content is (still) king http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781937434199.do • Content creation should be a core strategic business activity • Content is intellectual property • Hidden assets! • Identify, Organize, Manage, Leverage it 9Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 10. Content drives sales • Sales begins before you contact clients • Videos • Infographics • Quizzes • Trend reports • Case studies... etc http://jess3.com/eloqua-content-grid-v2/ 10Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 11. Other systems are structure first 11Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 12. Example: Expression Engine 12Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 13. Example: Typo3 Page added “into” site structure 13Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 14. Structure first (Possible in Drupal, just not the default!) Page layout templates 14Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 15. Page structure and placement BEFORE content 15Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 16. Ordering content in lists Arbitrary ordering of content in lists (Possible in Drupal, just not the default!) 16Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 17. Media added to content Media added to content Access control per-content item (Possible in Drupal, just not the default!) 17Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 18. “Page” level permission (Possible in Drupal, just not the default!) 18Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 19. Menu placement = Path 19Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 20. Appearance v display http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/5-site-structure/3-site-file-structure.html 20Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 21. Drupal is content first 21Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 22. What you may be thinking example.com news about masthead politicssports contact Your mental site map 22Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 23. Drupal holds data Articles Users Pages Comments “ “ Terms 23Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 24. Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Structure first approach? Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Front page Full page ? 24Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 25. Different conditions Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Full pageFront page 25Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 26. Two different conditions Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title 26Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 27. Structured content In HTML: Body text Tags Location Media (video, images) Title Image upload Title Location Tags Body text Compare 27Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 28. What to display? Image Title Location Tags Body text Author Date Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Show 2 most recent. Image as square thumbnail. Body text up to 100 words 28Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 29. Show author and date? Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Image Title Location Tags Body text Author Date Show 9 per page with pagination. Image as thumbnail. Author link to profile. Short date. 29Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 30. Uniquely positioned • Karen McGrane, at DrupalCon Portland pointed out Drupal is uniquely positioned. • A strength. • Also... can be confusing! https://portland2013.drupal.org/keynote/karen-mcgrane 30Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 31. UNDERSTANDING DRUPAL From a content admin’s perspective 31Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 32. Drupal 7 administration tour 32Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 33. Admin tour • Your site might look very different 33Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 34. Content editing 34Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 35. Customized client UX Workbench Admin with Rubik theme 35Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 36. Demo: Login different role • Login as “user/1” - Sometimes called superuser, or admin. • Login as another user role. • Compare! 36Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 37. Trick: Logging in! • Go to /user on your site • Such as http://opensource.com/user • Here you will find the login 37Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 38. Simple changes • Anyone with “editor” role does not see the site with an administration theme (visual design) 38Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 39. Demo: Edit a block Try this... 39Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 40. Content types 40Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 41. About content types • Content types have basic settings. • Simple version control (revisions). • Adding fields extends and customized the content type News article Lead image Topic Event Generic plus: Topic Date of event Generic content type Title Author Date published Comments? Menu option? Generic plus: 41Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 42. Demo: Add content • Add an article. • Compare the two content type forms. • What defaults were set? • How will these display under different conditions? 42Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 43. Trick! node/add • Not sure how to add content to your site or what is available? Try /node/add at the end of your address • Example at opensource.com - Allows anonymous users to add content 43Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 44. Permission to add content • Only if enabled for a user “role” 44Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 45. Adding to menus • May not be available to all users • Is configured per-content type 45Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 46. Demo: Add more content • Add a Basic page. • Add Page to a menu. • Compare the two content type forms. • What defaults were set? • How will these display under different conditions? 46Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 47. Define content 47Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 48. Your site content • Moderated interaction? • User generated content? • Managed publishing workflow? • Editor only content? Seiichi Kusunoki - Visual Maintenance (cc) By Attribution via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/67975747@N02/8480910015/ 48Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 49. Why content types Unstructured text field Full page display is ok... but... 49Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 50. Other displays? 50Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 51. Fields • Datatype: Numerical? Date? Text? • Input widget: Radio button, text field? Validators. • Display: Full text? Image resize? 51Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 52. Example: OpenSource.com 52Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 53. Content display Teaser Full post 53Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 54. Generated lists 54Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 55. Demo: Add more content • Add a Basic page. • Add Page to a menu. • Compare the two content type forms. • What defaults were set? What fields? • How will these display under different conditions? 55Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 56. Content type defaults 1 2 3 56Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 57. WYSIWYG and rich text editors 57Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 58. Default Drupal • Highly secure. Yay! • Not user friendly. Boo. 58Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 59. WYSIWYG 59Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 60. Text input Input form Ha ha! Joke's on you! <script type="text/javascript"> some malicious script </script> Save or Cancel 60Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 61. Text formats Text format Filter text input. Remove all scripts. Clean HTML output. Input form Ha ha! Joke's on you! <script type="text/javascript"> some malicious script </script> Save or Cancel anonymous user/0 administrator 61Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 62. Output Output Ha ha! Joke's on you! Text format Filter text input. Remove all scripts. Clean HTML output. Input form Ha ha! Joke's on you! <script type="text/javascript"> some malicious script </script> Save or Cancel 62Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 63. Media handling • Added as “fields” • Inline media • Embed videos • Embed images 63Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 64. Image handling Example a. Example b. Example c. 64Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 65. Managing content 65Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 66. Managing content • Content editors have lots of responsibilities • Manage new content • Incorporate feedback • Ownership 66Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 67. Workbench • Special add-on to Drupal 67Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 68. Customized Admin Pages • Likely your site will have a customized adminstration pages. • Content, comments, users, etc. 68Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 69. Customized Admin Pages Bulk editing Special search and sorting 69Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 70. Revisions • Enabled for selected content types • Only visible to selected user roles 70Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 71. Revisions • Depends on whether it’s configured or not. 71Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 72. Demo: Compare • Compare administration pages • Content • Users • Comments • ... depends on what you have access to control 72Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 73. SITE STRUCTURE 73Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 74. Anatomy of a Drupal page 74Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 75. Page model in Drupal Page 75Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 76. Templates pull in regions defined in theme Page Sidebar Footer Header Content Help 76Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 77. Blocks are assigned to regions Page Sidebar Footer Header Content User login Powered by Drupal Main page content Search Help Whoʼs new 77Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 78. Menus can also be arranged as blocks Page Sidebar Footer Header Content User login Main menu Powered by Drupal Main page content Search Help Whoʼs new 78Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 79. Pages are assembled 79Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 80. 1 3 5 2 4 80Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 81. Example: Selecting fields 21 Full page has all the content User profile 3 Block shows select fields 81Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 82. Example: Poll module 1 2 Create the poll Place the block 82Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 83. Tools you might see • Panels • Drag and drop layout • Context • Uses page conditions to decide what to display 83Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 84. Organizing content 84Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 85. Example paths • Paths can be set automatically.. • node/7 • user/3 • Totally custom • path/to/something • Or use patterns • news/europe/title • chef/jamie-oliver Decided at time of development 85Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 86. Menus • Controlled navigation • Usually done at development time • Static links • Enabled • Disabled • Nested • Drop-down (controlled in design) 86Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 87. Taxonomy fields Taxonomy TermVocabulary Term Term Vocabulary Terms Child term Child term Vanilla Flavor Chocolate Vocabulary Terms 87Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 88. 88Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 89. Demo: Site structure • Add a taxonomy term to content • Change path of existing content • Add item to the menu • Show: Acquia “Primary channel” dropdown. 89Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 90. MAKING IT BETTER! 90Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 91. Customize the experience • WYSIWYG • “Save draft” buttons • Custom admin menus • Custom content lists 91Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 92. Rosetta stones for users • Give users some help as they learn Wordpress Drupal (use WP query in template) Views module Plugin Module Post types Content types Posts Nodes Sidebars Regions Widgets Blocks WordPress SEO Meta tags module 92Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 93. Rosetta stones for users • Easy to get terms confused Joomla Drupal Component Module Introtext Teaser Maintext Body Mambot/Plugin Text filter Menu-horizontal Main menu Module Block SEF Clean URLs / Pathauto Static Content Page 93Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 94. Mollom for moderation 94Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 95. Moderating content Flag module 95Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 96. Build in training • Demo functionality to stakeholders • Record demos at key milestone meetings. • Get content editors involved at the earliest stages so they learn incrementally. • Testing and learning at the same time. 96Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 97. Documentation • Create a central repository for project documentation, gather as you go along. • Improve inline documentation. • Content entry screen “help text”. 97Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • 98. Customize content admin training acquia.com/training/contact 98Wednesday, June 26, 2013