Overview What is Drupal A brief history Why Drupal Drupal Community The Stack Drupal Core Drupal Contrib Drupal Vocabulary
What is Drupal•Content Management System (CMS) • Framework - Content Management Framework CMF • Open Source - Under GPL General Public License • Web Application Framework - Written in PHP • A way for developers and non-developers alike to manage content. Uses control panels rather than straight code.
A brief history• Created by Dries Buytart Developer from Antwerp, Belgium• Began as a bulletin board for a College student and his friends• Open sourced in 2001• Driven by an ever-growing community ever since!
Why Drupal•Best PHP Open Source CMS from PacktPublishing•Best Overall Open Source CMS Award for SecondYear in a Row•It does everything Wordpress does, and a lot more•Its code is cleaner and better supported thanJoomla!’s•Is one of hundreds of CMS, but is continuallygrowing.
Drupal Community•Drupal.org•Groups.Drupal.org•Drupal.org/forum•Conferences – DrupalCon• Unconferences - DrupalCamps•Meetups, etc.
Drupal Community •Drupal IRC! • irc.freenode.net •#drupal-support •#drupal •#drupal-themes
The Stack•Apache (lighttpd, IIS)•MySQL (PostgresSQL, SQLServer, Oracle)•PHP•PHPMyAdmin for adminisering yourSQL Database•Linux (BSD, MacOS, Windows, Solaris)