Drupal Basics

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Drupal Basics

  1. 1. Drupal Basics Ivo Nellis Fenomen DrupalCamp Baltics 2013
  2. 2. What is Drupal? PHP Open-source CMS and Framework Community
  3. 3. Drupal can be a CMS Wordpress Simple (- Medium) complexity Joomla Simple – Medium complexity Drupal Medium – High complexity
  4. 4. Drupal can be a framework Zend CodeIgniter CakePHP ... Drupal MVC / DB abstraction / Templating / Caching / ...
  5. 5. Where can I use Drupal? Custom web application Corporate website Intranet site (E-commerce) ... Complex high-traffic mission-critical enterprise portal You can build almost anything on Drupal
  6. 6. Drupal.org one-stop-shop for everything Drupal,modules,themes,documentation, bug-tracker,collaboration,forums Do not look for commercial modules,you can't find or need any.
  7. 7. So,let's set up Drupal and peek inside
  8. 8. Look at the file structure Drupal Core,modules,themes Installation profiles Modules Themes User files
  9. 9. Understand the Building Blocks Content types / Fields / Nodes Taxonomy Themes / Regions / Blocks Menu system Users / Roles / Permissions Modules and Themes
  10. 10. Extend with modules WYSIWYG Editor Views Webform SEO (pathauto,page_title,metatags) Google Analytics ... There is a module for that!
  11. 11. Want to get serious? Download,install and play around (See how much you can build without programming a line) Build your first module or theme Buy a good book (suggestion: Pro Drupal 7 development) Stick with it Becoming a Drupal expert may take some time
  12. 12. Thank You!

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