Using Drupal for School or District Website

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Using Drupal for School or District Website

  1. 1. Using Drupal for Your School or District Website Dan Serrato Fresno County Office of EducationFriday, March 18, 2011
  2. 2. Topics Installing Drupal Contributed Modules Themes Getting Support Getting InvolvedFriday, March 18, 2011
  3. 3. Drupal 6 Launching in the near future Need high-level functionality Need certain contributed modules Depending on complex queries to build content pagesFriday, March 18, 2011
  4. 4. Drupal 7 Launch date is not immediate Need more of a brochure type website Not a ton of complex queries that will depend heavily on Views module Do not need certain contributed modulesFriday, March 18, 2011
  5. 5. Install Drupal PHP MySQL Apache (preferred) Linux or Windows server drupal.org/requirements drupal.org/get-started/installFriday, March 18, 2011
  6. 6. Go Local Run a simple web server on your computer and build and test websites. On Mac - MAMP On Windows - XAMPFriday, March 18, 2011
  7. 7. GET DRUPAL PUT CONTENTS OF EXTRACT THE FILE DRUPAL ON SERVER ZIP or DRUPAL TAR DRUPAL SERVER INSTALL DRUPAL IN THE BROWSER ADDRESS: localserver/mydrupalsite/install.php CREATE DATABASE FOR WEBSITEFriday, March 18, 2011
  8. 8. CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE A DRUPAL SITEFriday, March 18, 2011
  9. 9. Download Drupal Go to Drupal.org Use the Get Started section Select tar or zip?Friday, March 18, 2011
  10. 10. Installation - Site folder Unzip the downloaded file All files in the Drupal folder are the drupal application that will run your site Rename the folder Add folder to htdocs folder in MAMP folderFriday, March 18, 2011
  11. 11. Installation - Database Go to MAMP page Go to MyPHPAdmin Create a database for the new siteFriday, March 18, 2011
  12. 12. Installation - Install Site Navigate to the url of the website http://localhost/NAME_OF_SITE Drupal will go through the installation process: Name of database Admin username Admin email Admin passwordFriday, March 18, 2011
  13. 13. Best Practices Location of contributed modules sites/all/modules Location of themes sites/all/themesFriday, March 18, 2011
  14. 14. Best Practices User 1 - Super Supreme Admin User Don’t share User 1 account Make a strong password for User 1 User 1 account for site building and updating Create user accounts for updating content MAKE A STRONG PASSWORD!Friday, March 18, 2011
  15. 15. Contributed ModulesFriday, March 18, 2011
  16. 16. Downloading Modules www.drupal.org/project/modules Download a TAR or ZIP file Uncompress or unzip the fileFriday, March 18, 2011
  17. 17. Install Modules Add modules into the Sites folder Create a new folder, name it “modules” Add all contributed and custom modules SITES VIEWS ALL CCK DATE MODULESFriday, March 18, 2011
  18. 18. Top Modules Views Pathauto CCK Token Date Imagecache Filefield Admin Menu Imagefield Backup & MigrateFriday, March 18, 2011
  19. 19. ThemesFriday, March 18, 2011
  20. 20. Looking Good Pick a pre-made free theme Buy a pre-made theme Create your own themeFriday, March 18, 2011
  21. 21. Contributed Themes www.drupal.org/project/themesFriday, March 18, 2011
  22. 22. Buy ThemesFriday, March 18, 2011
  23. 23. Learning to Theme Drupal drupal.org/documentation/themeFriday, March 18, 2011
  24. 24. Build Your Own Theme Zen Theme Stark Theme Fusion Framework Basic GenesisFriday, March 18, 2011
  25. 25. Getting SupportFriday, March 18, 2011
  26. 26. Drupal CommunityFriday, March 18, 2011
  27. 27. Drupal Community Forums IRC Local Drupal Meetups Drupal Camps Drupalcon TwitterFriday, March 18, 2011
  28. 28. In-PersonFriday, March 18, 2011
  29. 29. Drupal Video TrainingFriday, March 18, 2011
  30. 30. Getting InvolvedFriday, March 18, 2011
  31. 31. Getting Involved Drupal is FREE Give back by getting involvedFriday, March 18, 2011
  32. 32. Getting Involved Go to a meetup Get in the Forums and IRC Help with documentation and feedback Help othersFriday, March 18, 2011
  33. 33. Thank You Questions EvaluationsFriday, March 18, 2011
  34. 34. EvaluationFriday, March 18, 2011
  35. 35. Friday, March 18, 2011

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