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  • http://www.whitehouse.gov/
  • “Drupal 5 will no longer be maintained when Drupal 7 is released. Upgrading to Drupal 6 is recommended.”
  • Acquia local installer – DAMP drupalmodules.com – IMCE, WYSIWIG, bridge
  • User 1 has all rights User settings - control who can create accounts
  • drupal.org / groups.drupal.org drupalmodules.com lullabot.com packtbooks.com
  • Drupal in-depth

    1. 1. Drupal in Depth Labourtech 2010
    2. 2. Who (am I) <ul>Kathryn Carruthers </ul>Network Administrator National Union of Public and General Employees [email_address]
    3. 3. What (is Drupal) <ul><li>CMS
    4. 4. Open source
    5. 5. Free
    6. 6. Widely adopted
    7. 7. Fast development cycle
    8. 8. Easier to use with every version </li></ul>
    9. 9. When (is it the best choice) <ul><li>You want automated category pages / blogs / gallery / ease of use for multiple content creators / ability to restrict by role...
    10. 10. You need multiple sites manageable from a single point
    11. 11. You want to be able to move easily between development/test/production environments </li></ul>
    12. 12. Where (can it live) <ul><li>System requirements – (L)AMP
    13. 13. Database projects to extend to other environments
    14. 14. Highly scalable </li></ul>
    15. 15. Why (do I have to learn new words to build a website) <ul><li>Node / node type
    16. 16. Module
    17. 17. Theme
    18. 18. Region
    19. 19. Block
    20. 20. Taxonomy </li></ul>
    21. 21. How (does it install, run, manage) <ul><li>Database (installation)
    22. 22. File storage – Drupal core, modules, themes + images, downloads
    23. 23. Tools – FTP client+ browser </li></ul>
    24. 24. Versions <ul><li>Drupal 5
    25. 25. Drupal 6
    26. 26. Acquia Drupal 6
    27. 27. Drupal 7 (alpha)
    28. 28. Drupalgardens (Acquia Drupal 7 + themebuilder) </li></ul>
    29. 29. Try it out <ul><li>Demo site installation (local install)
    30. 30. Download DAMP from Acquia.com
    31. 31. Run install
    32. 32. Download and install 7-zip (to decompress modules and themes) </li></ul>
    33. 33. Customize <ul><li>Additional modules
    34. 34. Acquia included modules
    35. 35. Administrative menu
    36. 36. Configuration
    37. 37. update.php </li></ul>
    38. 38. Users, roles and permissions <ul><li>User 1 (Admin user)
    39. 39. Installed roles </li><ul><li>Authenticated
    40. 40. Anonymous </li></ul><li>Create roles
    41. 41. Permissions
    42. 42. Create users </li></ul>
    43. 43. Obligatory favourite modules list <ul><li>Backup Migrate
    44. 44. WYSIWIG / FCKeditor
    45. 45. IMCE (IMCE-WYSIWIG bridge) </li></ul>
    46. 46. Resources available (books, sites, video, training) <ul><li>Using Drupal (O'Reilly)
    47. 47. packtpub.com (specific how-to)
    48. 48. lullabot.com (training videos)
    49. 49. Front End Drupal (theming)
    50. 50. designtotheme.com
    51. 51. Pro Drupal Development (modules) </li></ul>
    52. 52. Groups, camps, cons <ul><li>groups.drupal.org
    53. 53. Drupal camps (locally driven training)
    54. 54. Drupalcon (twice yearly – Europe and NA) </li></ul>
    55. 55. The Future <ul><li>Drupal 7
    56. 56. Drupal Gardens </li></ul>
    57. 57. Questions?

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