Be friends with your 

content editor
Agenda

1

Introduction

2

Why should we care?

3

What can we do?

4

What about Drupal 8?

5

Q&A
Introduction
http://bldn.gr/drupal_gmail
Why should we care?
The circle
Make some new friends!
•
•
•

Don’t have much webexperience
Are easily confused and
lack of confidence
Perform tasks very slowly
and carefully

•...
•
•
•

Have a lot of other things
to do besides maintaining
the website
Log in once every other
month
They don’t remember ...
#1
Install contrib modules
http://bldn.gr/d7modules
Some examples
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Views bulk operation with Admin views
Administration menu
CKEditor
LinkIt
Admin theme „Shiny“...
Core

Admin Views
Can be adapted
Toolbar

Admin Menu
Core

CKEditor
Link field

with LinkIt
Seven

Shiny
Core

Scheduler
Core

Login Destination
#2

Improve the flow and ask
questions
apply common sense
create order
check workflows
group
remove
train
#3
Naming
#4
Help Texts
Write good help texts
Good help texts should:
describe where the field output will appear
answer any obvious questions
lis...
Bad
Good
Good
Help texts can reveal issues!
Create integrated manuals
#5
Contextual Links
You built it, you try it!
You built it, your team tests it!
Wrap up
#1 Contrib modules
#2 Workflow
#3 Naming
#4 Help texts
#5 Contextual links
What about Drupal 8?
Questions?
@borisbaldinger
boris@amazeelabs.com

Thanks to Pamela Barone that I could use her storyline
@pameeela
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Content editors are amongst the most important but the most forgotten stakeholders in a CMS project.
They are the ones producing all the content years over years. You can help them creating high-quality content, to be efficient and to make them raise improvements for further developments.

In this talk I will provide suggestions on how and when to integrate content editors in the development process. We tend to discuss in length about the color of this or that box or the scope of this or that functionality. Mostly we never think how the content gets in the system and is being maintained. But we HAVE to care. Mostly we care when everything is ready, when changes are getting expensive and content editors are already annoyed by the system that has been put in front of them. This needs to change. Be friends with the content editors and deliver a better product.

How to get friends with your content editor? The good news is, it will not require days of work, flowers or Swiss chocolate. With the Drupal standards - difficult. But by using Drupal's features wisely and installing some specific modules, you can improve the editor experience already by a lot. Examples are a better admin search, help texts, admin themes, just to mention some.

Recorded session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_ub6GcZZo

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Be friends with your content editor

  1. 1. Be friends with your 
 content editor
  2. 2. Agenda 1 Introduction 2 Why should we care? 3 What can we do? 4 What about Drupal 8? 5 Q&A
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. http://bldn.gr/drupal_gmail
  5. 5. Why should we care?
  6. 6. The circle
  7. 7. Make some new friends!
  8. 8. • • • Don’t have much webexperience Are easily confused and lack of confidence Perform tasks very slowly and carefully • • • Quick to learn new systems Understand complex user interfaces Perform tasks quickly and look for efficiencies
  9. 9. • • • Have a lot of other things to do besides maintaining the website Log in once every other month They don’t remember how the system works and will give you a call. • • • They use the CMS daily They perform the same tasks (like writing blogposts) over and over again Get frustrated when the system is inefficient or doesn’t work as they expect it
  10. 10. #1 Install contrib modules
  11. 11. http://bldn.gr/d7modules
  12. 12. Some examples • • • • • • • Views bulk operation with Admin views Administration menu CKEditor LinkIt Admin theme „Shiny“ Media Scheduler
  13. 13. Core Admin Views
  14. 14. Can be adapted
  15. 15. Toolbar Admin Menu
  16. 16. Core CKEditor
  17. 17. Link field with LinkIt
  18. 18. Seven Shiny
  19. 19. Core Scheduler
  20. 20. Core Login Destination
  21. 21. #2 Improve the flow and ask questions
  22. 22. apply common sense create order check workflows group remove train
  23. 23. #3 Naming
  24. 24. #4 Help Texts
  25. 25. Write good help texts Good help texts should: describe where the field output will appear answer any obvious questions list any limitations or requirements ! • • • Bad help text: is often worse than no help text •
  26. 26. Bad Good
  27. 27. Good
  28. 28. Help texts can reveal issues!
  29. 29. Create integrated manuals
  30. 30. #5 Contextual Links
  31. 31. You built it, you try it!
  32. 32. You built it, your team tests it!
  33. 33. Wrap up #1 Contrib modules #2 Workflow #3 Naming #4 Help texts #5 Contextual links
  34. 34. What about Drupal 8?
  35. 35. Questions? @borisbaldinger boris@amazeelabs.com Thanks to Pamela Barone that I could use her storyline @pameeela

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