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Drupal
CMS Framework
Darren Mothersele 
 @mothersele
www.darrenmothersele.com
Early history
“Drupal 4.7 ... changed the way
that Drupal worked; 
not Drupal core, but 
Drupal the meta-project.” Larry Garfield
Built from atomic parts...
CCK
Fields (imagefield, emfield, etc)
Views
Organic Groups
Panels, tagadelic, pathauto, buddyli...
Everything an entity
Fields in core
CMS Framework Community
Flexible content model
Define content types
Define attributes (Attach fields)
Define relationships (References/Relation)
V...
Views (Query builder)
Panels (Layout builder)
Panels (Layout builder)
Flexibility comes at a price
A custom Drupal CMS is not a
proprietary CMS
Open source (no vendor lock-in)
Community
Flexible
Extensible
Structured cont...
“we need to relinquish control of our
content ... setting it free from the
boundaries of a traditional webpage to
flow as ...
“Get your content ready to go
anywhere because it's going to
go everywhere.” 
Brad Frost For a Future-Friendly Web
Brad Frost For a Future-Friendly Web
COPE
Create Once Publish Everywhere
Microdata, RDF
RSS & Podcasts
APIs
Mobile
And, whatever the future may bring:
“Technology will change. Standards will
evolve. But the need for understanding
our content — 
its purpose, meaning, struct...
Metadata
Descriptive (taxonomy, classification)
Administrative (status, licensing)
Structural (content model, attributes a...
Custom Entities / Content types / Fields
Entity reference
Taxonomy
Workflow
ERS
Workbench
Rules
View modes / panels
What's new in Drupal 8? (2014)
Content Authoring Improvements
Multilingual Improvements
Web Services
Views in Core
Configu...
Darren Mothersele 
 @mothersele
www.darrenmothersele.com
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Here are the slides from a presentation I gave at "Untangle the Web" July. This was an introductory talk about Drupal and when and why you might want to use it. A complimentary blog post is available on my website. http://www.darrenmothersele.com/blog/2013/07/30/untangle-drupal/

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  1. 1. Drupal CMS Framework Darren Mothersele   @mothersele www.darrenmothersele.com
  2. 2. Early history
  3. 3. “Drupal 4.7 ... changed the way that Drupal worked;  not Drupal core, but  Drupal the meta-project.” Larry Garfield
  4. 4. Built from atomic parts... CCK Fields (imagefield, emfield, etc) Views Organic Groups Panels, tagadelic, pathauto, buddylist, privatemsg ...
  5. 5. Everything an entity Fields in core CMS Framework Community
  6. 6. Flexible content model Define content types Define attributes (Attach fields) Define relationships (References/Relation) View modes
  7. 7. Views (Query builder)
  8. 8. Panels (Layout builder)
  9. 9. Panels (Layout builder)
  10. 10. Flexibility comes at a price
  11. 11. A custom Drupal CMS is not a proprietary CMS Open source (no vendor lock-in) Community Flexible Extensible Structured content Custom workflow
  12. 12. “we need to relinquish control of our content ... setting it free from the boundaries of a traditional webpage to flow as needed through varied displays and contexts”  Sara Wachter-Boettcher A List Apart
  13. 13. “Get your content ready to go anywhere because it's going to go everywhere.”  Brad Frost For a Future-Friendly Web
  14. 14. Brad Frost For a Future-Friendly Web
  15. 15. COPE Create Once Publish Everywhere Microdata, RDF RSS & Podcasts APIs Mobile And, whatever the future may bring:
  16. 16. “Technology will change. Standards will evolve. But the need for understanding our content —  its purpose, meaning, structure,  relationships, and value  — will remain.”  Sara Wachter-Boettcher, A List Apart
  17. 17. Metadata Descriptive (taxonomy, classification) Administrative (status, licensing) Structural (content model, attributes and relationships)
  18. 18. Custom Entities / Content types / Fields Entity reference Taxonomy Workflow ERS Workbench Rules View modes / panels
  19. 19. What's new in Drupal 8? (2014) Content Authoring Improvements Multilingual Improvements Web Services Views in Core Configuration Management Mobile TWIG
  20. 20. Darren Mothersele   @mothersele www.darrenmothersele.com

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