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Getting Started With Drupal
 

Getting Started With Drupal

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This is a short introduction to an Open Source web application called Drupal. I used this for PTO volunteer training.

This is a short introduction to an Open Source web application called Drupal. I used this for PTO volunteer training.

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    Getting Started With Drupal Getting Started With Drupal Presentation Transcript

    • Getting Started with Drupal
    • What is Drupal?
      Open source content management system
      Powerful blend of features
      Allows for customization and creative solutions
    • What is Open Source
      Development method for software
      Collaboration at the core
      Lower costs, no vendor lock-in
      Maintain standards for the good of the community
      “The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.”
      www.opensource.org
      The Open Source Initiative (OSI)
    • Some Drupal jargon
      …a little bit of terminology
    • The Drupal flow
      Templates
      Five main layers
      Organized and flexible
      User permissions
      Blocks and menus
      Modules
      Data nodes
    • “A big bucket of nodes”
      Templates
      The core is made up of data or nodes
      Before anything is displayed, it must be entered
      To enter data, you begin by creating content
      User permissions
      Blocks and menus
      Modules
      Data nodes
    • Modules
      Templates
      Functional plug-ins
      Some are part of the Drupal core
      Some are contributed by members of the Drupal community
      User permissions
      Blocks and menus
      Modules
      Data nodes
    • Blocks
      Templates
      Blocks are a method for positioning data on a page
      They can be placed in various spots
      They can often be configured in different ways
      User permissions
      Blocks and menus
      Modules
      Data nodes
    • Blocks list
    • Three standard menus
      Templates
      Primary Links
      Secondary Links
      Navigation – administrative
      User permissions
      Blocks and menus
      Modules
      Data nodes
    • Menu list
    • Primary links list
    • User permissions
      Templates
      Settings used to configure what users have access to.
      Roles are types of users
      User permissions
      Blocks and menus
      Modules
      Data nodes
    • Logged in with admin rights
    • No login
    • Templates/themes
      Finally, the theme controls how your site is displayed.
      Graphic look
      Layout
      Colors
      Each template is a set of functions that can be used to override standard functions
    • Zero Point theme
    • Content types
      Blogs – web log with a personal voice
      Stories
      Books
      Images
    • Content types
    • Categories or taxonomy
      Taxonomy is the science of classification
      The taxonomy system allows users to categorize content
      Two ways to categorize content
      Tags
      Administrator-defined terms
      These terms are then assigned to content
    • Taxonomy list
    • Vocabulary terms in news
      Categories or tags
    • Useful resources
      http://learnbythedrop.com
      http://drupal.org/handbook/customization/tutorials/beginners-cookbook
    • http://learnbythedrop.com
    • http://drupal.org/handbook/customization/tutorials/beginners-cookbook
    • http://drupal.org/node/171194