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First session of second lecture, about content management and some configurations for display settings on fields.

First session of second lecture, about content management and some configurations for display settings on fields.

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Introduction to Drupal 7 - Basic Functionalities and Content management Introduction to Drupal 7 - Basic Functionalities and Content management Presentation Transcript

  • Introduction to Drupal 7 Session 2.1 Basic Functionalities and Content managementDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 1
  • Agenda• Administration panel short overview• Modules management• Content management• Menus managementDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 2
  • Administration overview• Content• Structure• Appearance• People• Modules• Configuration• ReportsDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 3
  • Make your life easier• First steps I take on new installations – Disable “Dashboard” module; – Disable “Overlay” module; – Disable “Toolbar” module; – Install “Module Filter” module; – Install “Administration Menu” module; – Install “Features” module;Drupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 4
  • How to install modules• Download your module from the drupal.org repository: http://drupal.org/project/modules• Go to ../admin/modules in your installation• Use the “Install new module” OR• Place uncompressed version of the module in the ../sites/all/modules folder directory of your websiteDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 5
  • Warning!• Don’t place the uncompressed version of the modules in the main /modules directory (why?)• Avoid development, red-version modulesDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 6
  • Managing content Content is the primary building block of any website, whether it is constructed using Drupal or any other tool in the marketplace.Think and define: what are your content types?• News posts?• Blog posts?• About us page?Drupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 7
  • Default page and article types• Page and article are the same except: – Article has an image file upload field; – Article also has Tags field – Article is published on front page by default• Page is the well known “static page”• Article is the well know “post item”Drupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 8
  • Let’s publish content• Go to ../node/add or• Admin > Content > Add content• Enter the fields and publish you content• To include a page in the menu, use the Menu settings vertical tab in the bottomDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 9
  • Editing content• ../admin/content is the place to edit any content• The “Edit” contextual link• The “Edit” link in the full viewDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 10
  • Full view vs Teaser view• Key feature for content display difference• Could be manipulated through Structure > Content types > { Content type } > manage displays > Teaser > { Text area field } > Summary or trimmed > Trim lengthDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 11
  • Teaser View Edit ../admin/structure/types/manage/article/display/teaserDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 12
  • Other content options• Menu settings• Revision information• URL path settings• Comment settings• Authoring information• Publishing optionsDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 13
  • Menus management• URL: ../admin/structure/menu• Administration > Structure > Menus• Main menu is the default navigation menu• Main menu > list linksDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 14
  • Changing menu item with handlesDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 15
  • Time for questionsDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 16
  • ContactsKalin Chernev – E: kalata@shtrak.eu – T: twitter.com/kalinchernev – U: http://shtrak.eu/kalataDrupalist: Kalin Chernev Course by Init Lab (http://initlab.org) 17