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Slides from my presentation at Drupal Camp SC during South East Linux Fest

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    Intro to drupal Intro to drupal Presentation Transcript

    • IntRoduction to Drupal
      A not to comprehensive
    • Who Am I?
      Adam A. Gregory
      Drupal Developer, Themer, Consultant, and Trainer
      Using Drupal For 4+ years
      Built and maintain modules on Drupal.org
      Been involved in Drupal projects large and small
    • What we’ll cover.
      What is Drupal?
      What it does.
      Who uses it.
      What it isn’t.
      Benefits of Drupal
      How it Works
      Components
      Technical Details
      Setup a Drupal site in < 5 mins
      Q & A / Can you show me how to…?
    • What is Drupal?
      It sounds like a disease.
    • Content Management System (CMS)
      Highly Scalable
      Used on sites large and small
      Highly Customizable
      You can alter and overwrite most of the core code/output
      Highly Modular
      5000+ modules that can provide almost any functionality you want.
      Highly Supported
      1000’s of developers work on Drupal & it’s modules, along w/ numerous commercial options
      Highly Used
      300K plus sites reports usage stats to Drupal.org
      Community Driven
      Huge community of dev/users/admin around the world
    • Who uses Drupal?
      Government
      White House
      NY Senate
      Education
      Duke University
      Harvard
      Major league Soccer
      Media/Publishing
      WB
      Sony
      Fast Company
      NY Post
      100’s of 1000’s of other websites
    • What Drupal isn’t
      A quick and easy blogging platform
      Wordpress is better at blogging.
      Always easy to figure out
      Can have a steeper learning curve
      Can be hard to build/find themes
      Can be hard to code for.
      A unproven platform
      It’s a robust and well supported platform ready for implementation at any level.
    • Benifits of Drupal
      Will it do my laundry or feed my cat/dog? Maybe.
    • What can Blue do for you?
      Free and OS.
      Duh!
      Written to be tweaked and overwritten.
      Core is written with the intention of the theme/module layers tweaking, altering, and overriding it’s code and output
      Supported by 1000’s of developers.
      No proprietary web ware has as many dev’s working on and fixing bugs.
    • Drupal is at your service.
      Commercially supported
      Aqcuia
      Lullabot
      Palantir
      Me
      Commercially Developed Themes
      Adaptive Theme
      Top Notch Themes
      Me
    • How it Works
      You put the whosiwhatsit into the thingamajig and turn the
      whatchamacallit on.
    • 6 main system parts
      Users
      Duh!
      Nodes
      User created content.
      Blocks
      User or code created content that can be dropped into different regions of your site.
      Menus
      How people and the system find and navigate to content.
      Modules
      Extend and modify core features, functions, and output with having to modify core.
      Themes
      Visual front end for your site.
      Also a back end system for managing site output.
    • Technical Details
      Acronym soup.
    • Requirements
      Server
      Apache (recommended)
      Nginx
      IIS
      DB’s
      MySQL – most common
      Postgree
      SQLite (D7 only)
      Drupal 7 can support most SQL DB’s if you want to write the “Drivers”
      Work is being done on MSSQL, Oracle, and Mongo
    • Requirements Con’t
      PHP
      5.2 will be requirement for D7
      Currently supports 4.4.0 but 5.2 is recommended.
      Module needs may vary so check your modules
      Patience and a willingness to learn!
    • Setup and Install Demo
      The 5 minutes or your money back
    • Q & A/Can you show me how to…?
      You’ve got questions, I might have answers.