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  • 1. Drupal CMS 079 - 4004 3267 10-11 Sep 2011 Workshop at DDIT Nadiad Karmraj Zala Drupal Developer Gloscon Solution Pvt. Ltd.
  • 2.
    • WHAT IS WEB 2.0
  • 3. What’s Common??
  • 4. Growth of Open Source’s Community
  • 5. What is a CMS? USE OF CMS
      • Content Management
      • Page/Section/Menu Management
        • Creating new pages and sections
        • Changing layouts and display of contents on the page
      • Managing Workgroups, Users for Authoring
      • Creating, Approving and Publishing Contents
      • A CMS is a Web Application or Software used for Content Management
      • A CMS can be used to manage content such as Text, Links, Images and Multimedia Resources, etc.
      • CMS is used to manage and publish web contents
  • 6. Why CMS?
    • Need for “Content Management”
      • Eg. School Website – Events/ News/ Articles by students, teachers/ Awards, Recognition
      • Dynamic changes hampers easy transition of “Content” to the website – Only be done through a professional programmer
      • Websites such as Orkut/Facebook/Myspace gives you an ease to organize your “Content”
      • Dynamic websites are the future and a powerful CMS would empower the user to make necessary changes without the need of a programmer or web designer
  • 7. Introduction to Drupal
    • Free software package
    • Modular Content Management Framework
    • Easy-to-use web installer
    • Written in PHP
    • Drupal’s Modular design and well – documented, clean codebase make it easier to use
    • Drupal is often used to build sites that focus on user communities
    • Drupal is open source software, and maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers.
    • Some Big Names:
      • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
      • Sun Microsystems, Warner Brothers
      • Discovery Channel, MTV UK
  • 8. CMS Features Available in Drupal
    • Primarily used for:
      • Content Management
        • Adding/Editing/Removing: Contents such as Text, Images, Hyperlinks, CSS and lots more….
      • Page/Section/Menu Management
        • Creating new pages and sections
        • Changing layouts and display of contents on the page
      • Managing Workgroups, Users for Authoring
      • Creating, Approving and Publishing Contents
    And Many more …
  • 9. Key Features of Drupal
    • User Management
    • Content Management
    • Blogging
    • Forums
    • Picture Gallery
    • News Letters
    • Administration and Analysis
    • Community Feature
    • Performance and Scalability
    • Easily pluggable application such as Facebook, Google maps, My Space application etc...
  • 10. Advantage of Drupal
    • Easy to Install and Configure
    • well-balanced and well organized architecture for any needs of information management
    • Flexible to Implement
    • User friendly Admin Management
    • Analysis, Tracking and Statistics for Admin
    • Logging and Reporting for Admin
    • Multilingual
    • Email sending for features such as blog and user registration
    • Modules for a wide range of needs
    • Expandability by third – party modules and themes (a large set of themes)
    • Easy access to help a thoroughly tested platform
    • Syndication and RSS
  • 11. Technical Specifications
  • 12. Drupal – How to Start
    • Requirements – WAMP/LAMP/IIS server
      • Windows/Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
    • Visit
    • Go to Download : Drupal 6.0 / 5.0
    • Unzip Drupal pack & put the unzipped folder in “Web root directory” – Web root directory comes as default in WAMP installation
    • You can download “Modules” – For getting features
    • You can download “Themes” – For changing the look & Feel
  • 13. Terminology Used in Drupal
    • Node:
      • A piece of content. Can be a picture, blog, page, story, post, etc. anything in Drupal’s “create content” menu
    • Blocks:
      • Places to put content, i.e., header, left, sidebar, footer. Default blocks login, who’s online, who’s new, navigation, primary links, syndicate etc.
      • Block can be added manually
  • 14. Node/Page Block
  • 15.
    • Drupal Core
      • The base installation of Drupal, includes some modules, themes and other add-ons
    • Modules
      • Files that add functionality to Drupal, i.e., A “Search” module adds the function of search to a website
    • Themes
      • Designs that give the sites a certain look. Modules give themes control of how things look.
    • User
      • A person can only access admin area after registering user name, ID, password and email address.
    • Roles
      • How users are grouped by permissions. Allows posting of content. Defaults are authenticated or anonymous.
    Terminology Used in Drupal Modules & Users
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  • 17. Drupal Users
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  • 23. QUESTIONS?
  • 24. Thank You 079-4004 3267 [email_address]