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A brief intro deck to Drupal 7 by Tim Krajcar, Technical Director at The New Group.

A brief intro deck to Drupal 7 by Tim Krajcar, Technical Director at The New Group.



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    • Drupal 7 Tim Krajcar The New Group tim.krajcar@thenewgroup.com January 7, 2011
    • January 5th (it’s out)
    • Drupal Probably the best web content management system out there! Open source (GPL) PHP-based and commonly deployed in LAMP Open sourced in 2001
    • Why the fuss about D7? Drupal 6 released: February 13, 2008 Drupal market share growing rapidly 1.9% of the top one million websites in the world (WordPress 6.9%, Drupal 1.9%, rest >.5%) Government, education, and corporate (esp. micros) http://buytaert.net/tag/drupal-sites
    • Drupal sites you’ve heard of whitehouse.gov, ed.gov, recovery.gov, nysenate.gov popsci.com, menshealth.com, motherjones.com, marthastewart.com mtv.co.uk, asia.playstation.com, mattel.com ubuntu.com Dev.aol.com, corp.aol.com greenpeace.org.uk, opensource.org, eff.org, amnesty.org, fighthunger.org moby.com, ledzeppelin.com, bobdylan.com, dead.net, britney.com, ozzy.com, beyonce.com, pearljam.com, michaeljackson.com warnerbrosrecords.com, universalmusic.com, foxsearchlight.com, bravotv.com, emmys.com Hundreds of universities (Rutgers, Harvard, Cornell, ...)
    • The layers of Drupal Core Community modules Custom modules Theme
    • Core Updated roughly monthly Included features: Blogs, forums, comments Good URLs Menus/nav User database Content creation and editing OpenID RSS Security/release notices User profiles Access control Statistics/logging Workflow
    • Community modules 7,463 modules Community model Anyone can discuss, or file bug reports & feature requests, subscribe to issues, or submit patches, or start a new module Maintainers can close and handle bugs, change module code, and push new releases Sites using modules are notified of new releases
    • Custom modules 40 “hooks” which you can write code around to do things, such as: Call out to third party services or tools Add custom fields to database objects “Inject” data, HTML, form fields, etc. into pages
    • Theme Purely the presentation layer Templates that override defaults Built on a ‘block’ architecture: change once, change everywhere Add JavaScript for fanciness, font replacements, etc Fully dependent on the module configuration
    • Drupal 7 key changes (Summary Edition) New “Seven” administrative theme Much better administrative workflow Savvier defaults Better theming and custom module development
    • Drupal 7 key changes (Dev Edition) Big modules moved to core: CCK, views, ImageAPI, ImageField, FileField, ImageCache Small modules removed from core Unit testing built in DBTNG: DBs beyond MySQL and Postgres (like SQLite!) jQuery UI moved to core Descriptions on permissions New hooks for module development New and better region support for theming
    • Drupal 7 status Released on schedule! But… Modules are the question Compatible already (886) Many in progress Theming system changes, as well