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Drupal Gardens is a free and user friendly way to create a site using a CMS (Content Management System)

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Drupal Gardens Tutorial 1 of 4

  1. 1. DrupalGardensCreating a site
  2. 2. After Registering at DGardensChoose template,Always checke-mail afterRegistration toConfirm. Not doingSo will result inthe erasing of yourComplete siteafter 10 days
  3. 3. Drupal GardensChoose template,There areTemplates whichHave beenCreated, or youcan customize.Look at add-onsThey change withDifferent templates
  4. 4. Drupal GardensTo StartUse the CAMPAIGNtemplate.
  5. 5. Confirm registrationvia your email !!
  6. 6. Administrative Overlay
  7. 7. Two Bars TOOLBAR & SHORTCUT BARToolbar doesNot change.This is root user, admin view, not what typical viewer sees..
  8. 8. Two Bars TOOLBAR & SHORTCUT BARShortcut barIs grey.Shortcut bar you configure to easily access areas..
  9. 9. Two Bars TOOLBAR & SHORTCUT BARShortcut barIs grey.Shortcut bar you configure to easily access areas..Three shortcutsCome defaultWith theShortcutbar
  10. 10. Non Admin Regular user viewNo Tool orShortcut Bar.Shortcut bar you configure to easily access areas..
  11. 11. ADMINISTRATIVE BARTOP RIGHT My Sites: You canedit or add sites. UserName: Access Your account
  12. 12. Shortcut Bar ADD to SHORTCUT BAR+ or -Here the “Modules Administrative Overlay is open..REMOVE orADDshortcuts
  13. 13. Shortcut Bar ADD to SHORTCUT BAR+ or -TWO WAYS to edit shortcuts..REMOVE orADDshortcuts
  14. 14. Dynamic and Static Content
  15. 15. Administrative Configuration & StructureAbove is the Configuration Overlay screen, here under“System” You can change “Site Information”
  16. 16. Site Information
  17. 17. The About Link
  18. 18. CONTENTStatic and dynamic
  19. 19. CONTENT overlay List of typesContent alreadycreated
  20. 20. Edit Forum topic Sample Forum topicSAMPLE FORUMTOPICWeb Safe HTML
  21. 21. FORUM TOPICScroll down to Vertical Tabs,Here the Tab allows for a MenuLink
  22. 22. FORUM TOPICPromotion Settings,Here the Tab allows for a postplacement
  23. 23. ADDING CONTENTAdding a basic page
  24. 24. PublishingOptionsUnpublish is a good idea mosttimes rather than Delete.
  25. 25. PublishingOptionsUnpublish is a good idea mosttimes rather than Delete. UnPublish all but the About Page..
  26. 26. Now a new front (Home Icon, top left) page
  27. 27. ADD CONTENTA Basic Page
  28. 28. Insert text from “Caffeine.doc” (in Student Folderin “Content” folder) and Publish to Front Page. Add Title asCaffeine.
  29. 29. Add Content againMission Statement
  30. 30. FIRST: Insert text from “Mission.doc” (in StudentFolderin “Content” folder) and Publish toFront Page. Add Title as Mission.CREATE ABASIC PAGEAGAINSECOND:ADD MEDIANavigate toContent folderMission2.jpg
  31. 31. INSERT MEDIA Make sure wheninserting media thecursor is at thebottom of the text.This is where thepicture will beplaced.
  32. 32. MENU LINK Scroll down toMenu Settings. Parent is MAINMENU
  33. 33. Publish Check “Promote toFront Page” &“Sticky

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