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Drupal basics

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Slides presented as part of a Wimba-based webinar on Drupal. Meant as a very basic introduction to Content Management Systems and Drupal for public library staff.

Slides presented as part of a Wimba-based webinar on Drupal. Meant as a very basic introduction to Content Management Systems and Drupal for public library staff.

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  • 1. Drupal Basics
    A look at the DrupalContent Management System
    Darin Givens, GPLS Webmaster
  • 2. Content Management Systems
    Software for building/maintaining a website
    Doesn't require coding experience (HTML, CSS, PHP)
    Allows multiple website content editors
  • 3. Content Types
    PAGEContent that rarely changes, such as an "About Us" section of a website.
    STORYNews, announcements, and blog-like entries.
  • 4.
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  • 6. Drupal Jargon
    BLOCKareas of content on your site
    MODULEoptional website features you can add
    NODEany content item (page, story, poll)
    THEMEthe design & layout of your site
  • 7.
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  • 10. Three different Drupal ‘themes’all with the same content
  • 11.
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  • 14. Open Source
    Free
    Doesn’t cost anything
    No fees
    Free
  • 15. Open Source & Drupal
    You can edit the ‘theme’ files to create a custom theme
    You can edit core software files to tweak the performance of your site
    Tailor Drupal to fit specific project needs