Hi, I'm Drupal

   ●   What is Drupal?
   ●   Jargon Busting
   ●   Using Drupal
       Websites




01/07/10             ...
What is Drupal?

  Content Management System
       ●   Open source
           –   Freedom
           –   Foundation for f...
Drupal community

   ●   Local Drupal meetups – user group meetings
   ●   http://drupal.org/handbooks
   ●   http://drupa...
Jargon busting

   ●   Node                    ●   Navigation
   ●   Module                  ●   Admin menu
   ●   Block  ...
What is a node?

                         A node is;
                          ●   an intersection
                       ...
Common node types

   ●   Page
   ●   Story
   ●   Event
   ●   News
   ●   Blog
   ●   Profile
   ●   Proposal
01/07/10  ...
Modules

  A module is an                    ●   Views
  extension or                      ●   Panels
  plug-in to Drupal ...
Blocks

  A block is a small chunk                      ●    Sidebars
  of content that can be                        ●   ...
01/07/10   Drupal Training from cc.com.au
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User

   ●   Anyone who has a user name and
       password to access the site is a User.
   ●   Users have different perm...
Path

   ●   The web address of a node.
       http://mydrupalsite.com.au/content/newblog

   ●   The pathway to find a pi...
Theme

   ●   The look and feel of the website.

   ●   Theme separates the style, colours, fonts
       and layout from t...
Menus

  Lists of content links                ●   Primary links
  that help users find what             ●   Navigation
  ...
Navigation

   ●   Navigation is the
       default menu type
       where Drupal puts
       links such as logout,
      ...
Admin menu

   ●   Admin menu is a special module that site
       administrators can access to make it easier to
       w...
Workflow

   ●   A module to make it easier to create
       content in stages before it is published
       live on the w...
Taxonomy

   ●   Taxonomy is how Drupal will classify and
       categorise content.
           ●   Categories
           ...
Web form

  Web form is a module that allows us to create
  contact forms, event registration and other
  interactive cont...
CKeditor

   ●   What you see is what you get! Wysiwyg
   ●   The inline page editor you use to edit content
       and up...
Calendar

   ●   The calendar has a year, month,
       week and date view.
   ●   The event content type will show
      ...
Edit and create content

   ●   Let's get to it!
           ●   Edit content
           ●   Upload images
           ●   C...
Resources

   ●   Dummy text for layout
       http://www.procato.com/lipsum/

   ●   Book: Using Drupal
       http://usi...
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Intro to Drupal

  1. 1. Hi, I'm Drupal ● What is Drupal? ● Jargon Busting ● Using Drupal Websites 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 2
  2. 2. What is Drupal? Content Management System ● Open source – Freedom – Foundation for future growth ● Huge friendly community – Support – resources ● Just the beginning – Your new website 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 3
  3. 3. Drupal community ● Local Drupal meetups – user group meetings ● http://drupal.org/handbooks ● http://drupal.org/getting-started ● drupal.org web support forums ● IRC channels ● #drupal-support ● #drupal-au 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 4
  4. 4. Jargon busting ● Node ● Navigation ● Module ● Admin menu ● Block ● Workflow ● User ● Taxonomy ● Path ● Web form ● Theme ● CKeditor ● Menus ● Calendar 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 5
  5. 5. What is a node? A node is; ● an intersection ● a connection ● a bulge or lump ● a drop of content 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 6
  6. 6. Common node types ● Page ● Story ● Event ● News ● Blog ● Profile ● Proposal 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 7
  7. 7. Modules A module is an ● Views extension or ● Panels plug-in to Drupal that adds extra ● CCK features ● Admin menu ● Workflow ● Twitter ● Cumulus 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 8
  8. 8. Blocks A block is a small chunk ● Sidebars of content that can be ● Footers placed in any region on the site. ● Menus ● Events ● Tweets ● Links 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 9
  9. 9. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 10
  10. 10. User ● Anyone who has a user name and password to access the site is a User. ● Users have different permissions to let them accomplish various tasks and keep the site secure. ● http://mydrupalsite.com.au/user is where you go to login to your Drupal site. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 11
  11. 11. Path ● The web address of a node. http://mydrupalsite.com.au/content/newblog ● The pathway to find a piece of content 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 12
  12. 12. Theme ● The look and feel of the website. ● Theme separates the style, colours, fonts and layout from the content. ● There are many free themes available for download at http://drupal.org/project/Themes 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 13
  13. 13. Menus Lists of content links ● Primary links that help users find what ● Navigation they want. ● Footer menu Menus help define the ● External links site structure and site ● Administration map. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 14
  14. 14. Navigation ● Navigation is the default menu type where Drupal puts links such as logout, my account, create content and other admin tasks. ● Also a good place for links for users who are logged in. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 15
  15. 15. Admin menu ● Admin menu is a special module that site administrators can access to make it easier to work on the website. ● A black bar at the top of the website appears when site administrators are logged in. ● Contains links to Content management, Site configuration, User management etc. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 16
  16. 16. Workflow ● A module to make it easier to create content in stages before it is published live on the website. ● In theory; ● Create content ● Send for review ● Edit, hold or approve ● Publish 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 17
  17. 17. Taxonomy ● Taxonomy is how Drupal will classify and categorise content. ● Categories ● Vocabularies ● Terms ● Keywords ● Tags 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 18
  18. 18. Web form Web form is a module that allows us to create contact forms, event registration and other interactive content types that require users to enter data online. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 19
  19. 19. CKeditor ● What you see is what you get! Wysiwyg ● The inline page editor you use to edit content and upload images. 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 20
  20. 20. Calendar ● The calendar has a year, month, week and date view. ● The event content type will show up in the calendar 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 21
  21. 21. Edit and create content ● Let's get to it! ● Edit content ● Upload images ● Create content ● Add to menus ● Switch themes ● Move blocks 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 22
  22. 22. Resources ● Dummy text for layout http://www.procato.com/lipsum/ ● Book: Using Drupal http://usingdrupal.com ● Images: Flickr CC share alike http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ ● Lynda.com training videos http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=620 ● Free videos on You tube http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=drupal 01/07/10 Drupal Training from cc.com.au Slide 23

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