Breaking down Drupal

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Dive into how Drupal works. Learn what regions, blocks, node, and taxonomies are, and how they interact together.

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    1. 1. Drupal 262 – Breaking down Drupal ● Regions ● Blocks ● Menus ● Nodes ● Taxonomy ● Fields ● Users
    2. 2. Drupal Regions Think of regions as your “outline” 1) Header a) Branding i. Company Name ii. Company Logo b)Menu i. Main Navigation 2) Content a) Main Content i. About Us ii. Home iii.News b)Sidebar 3) Footer a) Copyright b)Company Info i. Address ii. Phone number ● At the template level ● Contain bits of content ● Create the content of the page. ● Regions contain blocks ● ???
    3. 3. Using Blocks ● ● ● ● Blocks contain menus, content, or other data. Multiple blocks can makeup one region Your main content is part of a block Blocks are modular
    4. 4. Menus – Linking Your Content ● ● ● ● Menus provide links to content Links can be external or internal Menus are exposed and place as blocks Create the flow of your site.
    5. 5. What are nodes? ● Nodes are like pages ● Content endpoints for visitors ● Have paths for access ● Menus provide access to nodes ● ● ● Nodes displayed through Drupal's system page content block Drupal utilizes “node types” for customized types of content. Content types utilize fields to extend the kind of content provided. Nodes can be customized for your content needs. Example Types ● A Basic Page ● Employee Profile ● Product
    6. 6. Taxonomy ● ● ● ● ● Vocabularies make up a Drupal site's taxonomy. Similar to the concept of categories Contain terms Taxonomy provides attributes to nodes Fields extend vocabularies. Drupal Commerce uses terms as product attributes (ex: clothing sizes) Create supplemental content to go with nodes.
    7. 7. Fields! ● Fields provides different types of data Types of fields ● ● Make it easy to create customize content Field has formatters for displaying data Modules provided fields for handling different kinds of data. Lists ● ● ● Term references ● Files ● Images ● Text ● Numbers ● Email ● Phone numbers ● Links
    8. 8. Users ● Drupal is user account driven ● Users have roles ● Permissions control access to parts of Drupal ● Users can have fields to provide custom data ● Users are content, too! You are content to Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and any online service.
    9. 9. Breaking Down Drupal Questions & Comments!
    10. 10. Breaking Down Drupal Questions & Comments!

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