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Drupal Experience Sharing At Prime College

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A presentation on Drupal, its popularity, terminologies, sites using it etc.

A presentation on Drupal, its popularity, terminologies, sites using it etc.

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    • 1. Drupal CMS
      • Presented By:
      • Geshan Manandhar
      • [email_address]
      • http://geshan.com.np
    • 2. What is a Web CMS?
      • A web content management system is a system that makes content adding, moderating, updating, deleting, archiving and retrieving easy.
      • It allows non technical users to build and use a website with little or no training.
      • It is a web application that manages various forms of content from text, images to video.
    • 3. What is Drupal?
      • Drupal is a free and open source modular content management system (CMS) and a content management framework.
      • It is written in PHP and runs on MYSQL or Postgre SQL databases.
      • For developers, it provides a solid base to extend and implement custom content management solutions
    • 4. Drupal in simple terms
      • A great free web application that helps you to build dynamic feature rich and maintainable websites in very less time.
      • Add new features ( modules ), change look and feel ( themes ), administer users and user access levels… with no hassle.
      • It can be a great opportunity for designer and developers alike to develop in Drupal.
    • 5. Why choose Drupal?
      • Easy to install
      • Easy to use, user friendly
      • Easy to learn
      • Amazingly feature rich (plug in modules)
      • Free and open source (GNU/GPL License)
      • Flexible, robust and modular
      • Big community support
    • 6. Popularity of Drupal
    • 7. Popularity of Drupal…
    • 8. What can it be used for?
      • Community websites
      • Blogs/Weblogs
      • Social Networking sites
      • Forums
      • Wiki/Knowledge base
      • Business Web Application
      • Intranet
    • 9. Who is using Drupal?
      • Bands, Musicians and Celebrities
        • AvrilLavigne.com
        • JeniferLopez.com
        • Dead.net (Greatful Dead)
      • Communities and Social Networks
        • Blogher.com
        • community.menshealth.de
        • Drupalsites.net
    • 10. Who is using Drupal?
      • Companies and Business
        • http://officepranks. forbes .com/
        • http://www. mtv .co. uk /
        • http://www. warnerbrosrecords .com/
      • Open Source, Software and Development
        • http://dev.aol.com/
        • http://www.flock.com/
        • http://www.ubuntu.com/
      • The List goes on… more sites at drupalsites.net
    • 11. Some great Drupal sites 1
    • 12. Some great Drupal sites 2
    • 13. Some great Drupal sites 3
    • 14. Some great Drupal sites 4
    • 15. Some great Drupal sites 5
    • 16. Some great Drupal sites 6
    • 17. Some great Drupal sites 7
    • 18. Drupal Current Status
      • Drupal 5.7 released on 30 th January 2008.
      • Drupal 6.0 released recently, 13 th February 2008.
      • 600 + Modules
      • 250 + Themes
      • Localized in 35 + Languages
      • Drupal recently celebrated its 7 th Birthday.(15 th January 2008)
    • 19. Drupal Site(s) I’m Involved in
      • http://peoplesummit.org – My Internship Project
    • 20. Drupal Site(s) I’m Involved in
      • http://yipl.com.np
    • 21. Drupal Site(s) I’m Involved in
      • http://hamrolyrics.com
    • 22. Drupal Site(s) I’m Involved in
      • http://cira.org.np
    • 23. Drupal Site(s) I’m Involved in
      • http://namastektm.co.uk
      Other sites in the pipeline
    • 24. Basic Drupal Terminology
      • Lets get back.
        • Node: a single puzzle piece that is placed onto the site by one of your users, or even yourself . Almost everything is a node.
        • Blog: online journal or log entry displayed in reverse chronological order.
        • Comments: Comments are what allow people to add comments to any other node that has been created.
    • 25. More Drupal Related Terms
        • Forum: Forums are sets of nodes and their comments. Posts and comments attached.
        • Page: Pages are simple nodes, typically used for static content .
        • Poll: A poll is where a multiple choice question is asked and users can answer .
        • Story: Story pages are the generic page type that most content management systems have.
      • Except node others can be also referred as content types.
      • Content types can be added as per need.
    • 26. More Drupal Terms
        • Block: A region or space that contains some data may be links, image etc. Mainly built by modules or may be custom made.
        • Menu: A region that contains links to other content/nodes in Drupal. Like primary, secondary, navigation or any custom made.
        • Weight : Defines the priority of display.
        • Module: A code block that activates a new function in the Drupal Website.
    • 27. More Drupal Terms
        • Theme: A package when installed and changed changes the overall look and feel of the Drupal website.
      • Other usual terms related to web development also common in Drupal are Header, Footer , Left Sidebar , Right Sidebar , Content Area …
    • 28. A Typical Drupal Site
    • 29. Software needed to run Drupal
      • A web server that can execute PHP. PHP 4.3.5 or higher required 5.x above recommended.
      • A database server preferably MYSQL. MYSQL 4.1 required, 5.x recommended.
      • A web browser.
    • 30. We Are using
      • XAMPP 1.5.2 (X-For All, Apache, MYSQL, PHP and Perl)
      • PHPMYADMIN – for MYSQL administration
      • Firefox - Version 2 or above
      • Zip tool/Tar Tool - Winzip or WinRar
    • 31. Lets get started
      • Install XAMPP
      • Download and Install Drupal .
      • Do some work in it, build a decent website.
      • Menu and content management.
      • User Management
      • Module Integration
      • Theme Integration

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