Hillel of Greater Philadelphia Web Training August 2009
Outline <ul><li>Back to Basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settings on Nodes </li></ul></ul><ul...
Back to Basics  Terms <ul><li>Content Management System (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Type:...
Back to Basics  Settings on Nodes Allow you to place  a node directly in  a menu Allow you to turn  comments off  and on A...
Back to Basics  Publishing Options Anyone can see We don’t use A way to  create different  versions of the  same page Noti...
Back to Basics  Data Entry <ul><li>Avoid duplicates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergrad/grads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The data ...
Back to Basics  The Dashboard (/user OR “my account” on the admin menu)
Queries  Student Query <ul><li>/admin/all_students </li></ul><ul><li>Ones for individual schools – not updated as frequent...
Queries  Event Query <ul><li>/admin/events_with_attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Shows all event content types </li></ul><ul><...
Queries  Total Event Query <ul><li>/admin/event_totals </li></ul><ul><li>Custom built to cross reference multiple tables i...
Other things… <ul><li>Search the site: /admin/content/search </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG Editor – don’t use the paste as wor...
If issues arrise… <ul><li>Be specific </li></ul><ul><li>Which browser </li></ul><ul><li>Which URL </li></ul><ul><li>Exactl...
But the best way to learn is to… SIGN UP AND START WORKING WITH THEM!
In the pipeline… <ul><li>Short term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging outside organizations to list themselves as a “link...
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Training for using the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia Drupal based website and donor tracking system.

Good overview of Drupal/CMS terms and data entry practices.

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  • Open source. | /user, etc – multiple domains |
  • Consistent across content types. Don’t attach immages
  • Work studies
  • Work studies
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  • Could create a query for most data we wanted to.
  • Could create a query for most data we wanted to.
  • Could create a query for most data we wanted to.
  • Hillel of Greater Philadelphia Web Training (8/09)

    1. 1. Hillel of Greater Philadelphia Web Training August 2009
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Back to Basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settings on Nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Queries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Query </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event Query </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Event Query </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the Pipeline </li></ul>
    3. 3. Back to Basics Terms <ul><li>Content Management System (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Type: define types of nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Node: A Piece of unique content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field: The pieces of data that make up a node </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Menu: A hierarchical list of links to unique URLs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Admin Menu: Menu at the top of the screen that you see only when logged in. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Block: a way of displaying content in the same place on specific page(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View: a way of displaying multiple nodes as a list or in a table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Query: A view that allows us to filter our data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing Options: Slide coming up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy (categories): Ways of classifying different content throughout the system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User: Someone who can log into the system and has permissions based on their role. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme: The look of a site that frames in the content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-theme and URL configurations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PHP Lists </li></ul>
    4. 4. Back to Basics Settings on Nodes Allow you to place a node directly in a menu Allow you to turn comments off and on Allow you to change the author (i.e. so a student could edit) Turn on and off sign ups for events. (Ties into tracking) Next Slide Attach a file to the page and give it a URL. Change the URL so it is rememberable or us use with blocks.
    5. 5. Back to Basics Publishing Options Anyone can see We don’t use A way to create different versions of the same page Notify a user that content has been created or updated Not visible to the public (often awaiting approval)
    6. 6. Back to Basics Data Entry <ul><li>Avoid duplicates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergrad/grads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The data is only as good/filterable if it is categorized correctly </li></ul>
    7. 7. Back to Basics The Dashboard (/user OR “my account” on the admin menu)
    8. 8. Queries Student Query <ul><li>/admin/all_students </li></ul><ul><li>Ones for individual schools – not updated as frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Shows all student intake content types </li></ul><ul><li>Can filter by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name (search) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff responsible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last event month/year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Status (grad, undergrad) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not listing total # of events correctly. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Queries Event Query <ul><li>/admin/events_with_attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Shows all event content types </li></ul><ul><li>Can filter by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff responsible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Category (HGP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event type (Federation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NOTE: actual/planed/first timers/program cost are all manually entered fields </li></ul>
    10. 10. Queries Total Event Query <ul><li>/admin/event_totals </li></ul><ul><li>Custom built to cross reference multiple tables in the system </li></ul><ul><li>Filter by event then filters down to show how many events there were in that month and how many students attended. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Other things… <ul><li>Search the site: /admin/content/search </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG Editor – don’t use the paste as word button. </li></ul><ul><li>Import function </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidating domain ownership </li></ul><ul><li>High Holiday Listing </li></ul><ul><li>Student leader profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul>
    12. 12. If issues arrise… <ul><li>Be specific </li></ul><ul><li>Which browser </li></ul><ul><li>Which URL </li></ul><ul><li>Exactly what you did </li></ul><ul><li>Any documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Screenshots </li></ul>
    13. 13. But the best way to learn is to… SIGN UP AND START WORKING WITH THEM!
    14. 14. In the pipeline… <ul><li>Short term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging outside organizations to list themselves as a “link” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsites for Israel Center and Tzedek Philly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students creating and updating content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-store and event payments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long term: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CiviCRM </li></ul></ul>

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