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Learn what a Drupal site is and how to navigate through a site. Understand what Drupal terms such as nodes, blocks, permissions and taxonomy mean.

Learn what a Drupal site is and how to navigate through a site. Understand what Drupal terms such as nodes, blocks, permissions and taxonomy mean.

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A First Look At Drupal A First Look At Drupal Presentation Transcript

  • A First Look at Drupal Kathy Hayashi Christoph Weber
  • Online Content
  • Features of 2010 Sites
  • Actions on Content POLL COMMENT SHARE LINK CONTENT DISCUSS INDEX COLLABORATE TAG CREATE SURVEY
  • The beauty of CMS
  • What CMS means No more asking IT or Web Developers to edit content No programming knowledge necessary to create web pages The right experts are working on the right parts In short: Content and Presentation are kept separate. •Community Web Sites •Weblog •Forums •Social Networking Sites •Wiki/Knowledge Base •Business Web Applications
  • http://buytaert.net/drupal-6-growth
  • Content Management System Open Source Community Collaboration Tools Installed on Organization’s Computer Accessed through Internet Interface Community Supported International Translations Powers many high profile sites
  • http://www.lullabot.com - Understanding Drupal Video
  • DATABASE RAW TEXT
  • DRUPAL FILTER DATABASE RAW TEXT
  • WEB PAGE DISPLAY DRUPAL FILTER DATABASE RAW TEXT
  • Never worry about formatting and layout
  • U CH M Never worry about formatting and layout
  • Modules Core core vs. contrib Core Optional thousands of contributed modules Contributed available Look at usage, comments and last contributed date Rule of Thumb: try to stick to just a few contrib modules, maybe 10
  • Themes define the look and feel of a Drupal site typography colors header graphic sidebar location, width and appearance menu location and appearance
  • Themes define the look and feel of a Drupal site typography colors header graphic sidebar location, width and appearance menu location and appearance
  • Categories/Taxonomy/Tags organize content by keyword (show one list) automatic blog-style page(s) with teasers per taxonomy term (click on term on a page) easily build menus from taxonomy many modules available to further organize and index content Wordcloud from sandcamp.org/sessions
  • Menus
  • Content Types Page vs. Story
  • Content Construction Kit: CCK Add custom fields to content types, e.g.: more text boxes radio buttons email field image field address
  • CCK demo sponsor page at sandcamp.org final page for result edit mode to show fields
  • Views are database queries, configured without SQL or PHP coding
  • Sample View
  • Blocks
  • Users flexible user account management user roles with extremely flexible permissions
  • Review of Terms
  • Questions? A First Look at Drupal Kathy Hayashi Christoph Weber