What's new in Drupal 7

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Presentation on Drupal 7, the latest release of the popular open source content management system, Drupal, during Drupal Camp Manila by Jhef Vicedo

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What's new in Drupal 7

  1. 1. Drupal 7 Jhef Vicedo Drupal Camp Manila Feb 5, 2011
  2. 2. About me <ul><li>Drupal Developer since 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Philippines group site manager </li></ul><ul><li>PHP Programmer @Exist Global /MorphLabs </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s new? <ul><li>User interface </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible content </li></ul><ul><li>Image and file handling </li></ul><ul><li>Faster response and optimized performance </li></ul><ul><li>Better theming </li></ul><ul><li>Automated testing framework </li></ul><ul><li>Extended database support </li></ul><ul><li>Installation profiles </li></ul>
  4. 4. UI Improvements
  5. 11. Flexible content - Entity <ul><li>Node, </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy term </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>User, </li></ul><ul><li>Fields (CCK) </li></ul><ul><li>Others (CRUD not yet in core) </li></ul>
  6. 13. File handling <ul><li>Image and file fields </li></ul><ul><li>Image styles </li></ul><ul><li>Public, private and remote storage support </li></ul>
  7. 14. Image styles
  8. 15. Image field
  9. 16. File upload
  10. 17. Performance <ul><li>Aggregate CSS/JS </li></ul><ul><li>Pluggable cache system </li></ul><ul><li>Content Distribution Network </li></ul><ul><li>Function registry </li></ul>
  11. 18. Caching
  12. 19. For Designers <ul><li>Re-engineered XTHML structure of templates </li></ul><ul><li>CSS only themes </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks and Regions </li></ul>
  13. 20. Other new features <ul><li>Testing Framework - SimpleTest </li></ul><ul><li>Improve database support – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS SQL Server, Oracle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved internationalization (translation) </li></ul><ul><li>Better distribution support </li></ul>
  14. 21. Installation Profiles <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>News publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Community websites </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Localized installation </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul><ul><li>More... </li></ul>
  15. 22. Some distributions <ul><li>Acquia Drupal  </li></ul><ul><li>OpenAtrium – intranet and group collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>OpenPublish – online news </li></ul><ul><li>Pressflow – enhanced performance and scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Tattler – content aggregation for journalists </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceBox – community-oriented </li></ul>
  16. 23. Ready for D7? <ul><li>New site? Yes! </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade from D6: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Server meet D7 requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules have D7 version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Themes have D7 version </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to port code and test functionalities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upgrade from D5 or earlier: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of work! </li></ul></ul>
  17. 24. Minimum Requirements
  18. 25. Resources <ul><li>http://drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/drupal-7.0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://groups.drupal.org/philippines </li></ul>

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