Top Drupal modules for beginners

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In this presentation, I highlight helpful Drupal modules that will assist beginners into getting immersed to the Drupal experience quickly.

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Top Drupal modules for beginners

  1. 1. I’m a Drupal noob Top Drupal modules for beginners
  2. 2. Get a good Drupal server environment
  3. 3. something like…
  4. 4. WHY>
  5. 5. ... • If you don’t have a good web-server, you’re most likely to: – experience slow response – not able to use cool features – get frustrated at yourself or Drupal – head-aches
  6. 6. avoid head-aches
  7. 7. fill what you NEED, NOT what you want
  8. 8. otherwise: get headaches
  9. 9. OUCH http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholasro
  10. 10. Got that?
  11. 11. Great.
  12. 12. Bird’s Eye-view Navigation Con tent • Teleport • Apture • Admin Menu • BUEditor • Admin • Simple Views • Backup & Migrate
  13. 13. Teleport drupal.org/project/teleport
  14. 14. • transport to pages ala Star-Trek – Seriously: use this if you need to jump to a path/page by just entering a keyword.
  15. 15. Admin Menu drupal.org/project/admin_menu
  16. 16. • provides a helpful admin bar – exposes organized menu-links that will surely help you click your way thru the Drupal back-end.
  17. 17. Backup & Migrate drupal.org/project/backup_migrate
  18. 18. • save and restore your database – If you did something wrong, effortlessly restore a snapshot of your database without the fuzz of stressful manual labor.
  19. 19. Admin drupal.org/project/admin
  20. 20. • satisfy your back-end navigation needs – offers an enhanced navigation gui bar • also complements Admin Menu
  21. 21. Module Filter drupal.org/project/module_filter
  22. 22. • filter modules with ease – type a keyword & the module page will show matching hits to you. – toggle list of modules (by) • enabled • disabled • required • unavailable
  23. 23. BUEditor drupal.org/project/bueditor
  24. 24. • assists in writing HTML code for your editing needs – provides configurable buttons of html tags. – wraps your text in open/end html tags automagically.
  25. 25. Apture drupal.org/project/apture www.apture.com
  26. 26. • makes embedding of multimedia objects & page-links a no-brainer. – your links pop in a beautiful floating dialog-box without reloading the page. – upload files to their AMAZON S3-powered server, not yours.
  27. 27. Simple Views drupal.org/project/simpleviews
  28. 28. • build lists of your site’s content w/o overwhelming your senses. – makes it easier to understand the complexity of Views with less information overload.
  29. 29. visit www.marcky.org learn short techie stuff.
  30. 30. this is http://twitter.com/marcrobinsone

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