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Drupal Step-by-Step: Building a Drupal Site with Acquia Cloud Site Factory

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Acquia Cloud Site Factory provides a better way to create and manage Drupal multisite deployments. You can use it to rapidly build mobile-ready brand, campaign, and franchise websites using powerful …

Acquia Cloud Site Factory provides a better way to create and manage Drupal multisite deployments. You can use it to rapidly build mobile-ready brand, campaign, and franchise websites using powerful multisite tools on top of the open source Acquia Cloud platform.

The site building capabilities are based on a customized distribution of Drupal. It includes popular modules, user interface improvements, and a ThemeBuilder. The Site Factory dashboard allows you to group and manage all of your sites, and control permissions within groups.

In this step-by-step training webinar, you will learn how to:
• Create a site as a basis for future development
• Duplicate a site as a template
• Customize the site template
• Manage sites within the dashboard
• Configure users and permissions within sites and within the dashboard

You’ll also get a tour of the complete online course. This is one you don’t want to miss!

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  • 1. http://training.acquia.com Building a Drupal Site with Acquia Cloud Site Factory Drupal Step-by-Step http://training.acquia.com
  • 2. Who is this for? • New to Drupal? • Technical background, previous CMS experience and HTML/CSS understanding. • Want to build a site you can duplicate and iterate? • Want to centrally manage hundreds of sites?
  • 3. About me • @learningdrupal • Heather James, Manager of Learning Services • Keen to hear your questions and ideas!
  • 4. What is Site Factory?
  • 5. Site Factory • Launch a site quickly • Customize site templates • Administer centrally
  • 6. High level overview https://www.acquia.com/resources/acquia-tv/conference/how-master-multi-site-creation- acquia-cloud-site-factory-august-14
  • 7. Central site management
  • 8. Central user management • User accounts across all of your network of sites.
  • 9. User roles • Platform admin - Overall responsibility for Acquia Cloud Site Factory deployment • Site builder - Allows for website and content creation and management. • Two additional roles for PaaS subscribers - Developer and Release engineer for managing custom code.
  • 10. Site management Use groups to organize sites. Control management access to sites.
  • 11. Site creation Choose from example features and functionality to create your first template.
  • 12. Demo Using Site Factory Add a new site!
  • 13. What does a Site Builder do?
  • 14. You, the Site Builder • High level functionality • Information architecture - Menu structures • Page layouts • Brand elements • Visual design and themes • Third party integrations http://allnews.training.acsitefactory.com/
  • 15. Site Building Tools
  • 16. Site Building Tools
  • 17. Differences v Drupal 7 1. Site Factory Dashboard. 2. Configuration and Features. 3. Additional modules. 4. The ThemeBuilder.
  • 18. Quick demo Quick tour of site building tools (Drupal + Site Factory specific tools) Configure the site title.
  • 19. Site Factory is Modular
  • 20. Can Site Factory do X? • The answer is probably a module… PLUS configuration • Modules add functionality https://docs.acquia.com/site-factory/feature
  • 21. Selecting Features • Community • Content display • Content • Developer resources • Forms and ratings
  • 22. Demo Enable a module Enable the webform module Add a webform. PaaS clients can add any custom module!
  • 23. Content management Adding content and images
  • 24. Content management
  • 25. Media gallery
  • 26. Flexible WYSIWYG
  • 27. Extend basic content types
  • 28. Demo Add content Add media to media gallery Look at a custom content site
  • 29. Site Layout Placing blocks in regions
  • 30. Blocks • Blocks are what you place on your site. • You might have heard of “widgets”
  • 31. Regions • Where to place content and blocks • Consistent across all sites • PaaS clients can add their own themes
  • 32. Demo Create a “Twitter widget” Add to the site. Check out the regions! Place in the sidebar region https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/new
  • 33. Content lists Using Views to filter, select and display
  • 34. Views is a query builder
  • 35. Views • Select and filter any data • Users, comments, terms/tags, content • Display as list, table, grid • Access control
  • 36. Flexible output • HTML list, table, grid, pages, blocks, etc!
  • 37. Views wizard
  • 38. Selecting and filtering
  • 39. How to format & display
  • 40. More power to ya! • Relationships (get data from another table) • Contextual filters (display content by X person on this page) • Attachments, Access settings and more
  • 41. Demo A Headline news display A page A block
  • 42. Site Design
  • 43. ThemeBuilder
  • 44. Themes are flexible • Classes to assist in design
  • 45. Demo Tweaking the design Change padding and margins without code
  • 46. Online course! Learn more online
  • 47. Take the full online course http://training.acquia.com/track/acquia-product-courses
  • 48. About the course Step by step tutorials. Demonstrations. Learn essential techniques for efficiency and flexibility. http://training.acquia.com/course/site-building-site-factory
  • 49. http://training.acquia.com/events

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