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How to properly setup Drupal administration backend administration area, permissions, roles.
Modules that might be useful for admins and content managers.

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Drupal backend and admin

  1. 1. Drupal Backend and Admin Alex Milkovskyi
  2. 2. About me: Oleksandr(Alex) Milkovskyi ● Drupal Developer at Bright Solutions GmbH ● Student at FH Technikum Wien ● Met Drupal in January 2010 ● 2010-2012: Drupal Frontend Developer, Themer, Sitebuilder ● 2012-2014: Drupal Backend Developer ● https://drupal.org/user/1761220 a.milkovsky
  3. 3. Topic How to properly setup ● Drupal administration backend ● administration area, ● permissions, ● roles. Useful modules for admins and content managers.
  4. 4. Problem ● How do you usually setup Drupal backend for the end user? ● Developers that deliver projects to the end customer just with the superuser($uid=1). ● Is it good or bad?
  5. 5. The Problem
  6. 6. Problem ● Drupal is powerful framework, provides a plenty of ways for customization ● But does the customer need access to all this settings?
  7. 7. Suggestion The customer wants to see in the website backend: ● only things that he already can understand ● the words that he uses in his business
  8. 8. Suggestion For example: ● not “taxonomy terms” but “Catalog categories”, “Brands” ● not “content types” but “News”, “Products”, “Articles”
  9. 9. Solution
  10. 10. Roles ● Superuser($uid=1) - user only for development(not a role) ● Developer - administration role ● Administrator - content manager role. Has only permissions to manage general site settings, some nodes and taxonomy vocabularies. ● SEO - sometimes necessary. ● Authenticated user ● Other
  11. 11. Admin role This module is a little helper to maintain an administrator role which has all available permissions. as the core function that was added in D7 seems to fall short of expectations; this module has been ported to D7
  12. 12. Administration Menu Source
  13. 13. Simplify Simplify allows particular fields to be hidden from the user interface.
  14. 14. Better Formats
  15. 15. Taxonomy access fix ● adds permission per vocabulary: "add terms in X" ● changes the way vocabulary specific permissions are handled ● changes the Taxonomy admin pages' access checks ● alters the vocabularies overview table to show only what you have access to edit or delete
  16. 16. Taxonomy Term Status This module adds a status-flag to taxonomy terms. Using this flag it is possible to specify whether terms should be published or not. Users with the appropriate permission may access unpublished terms.
  17. 17. DraggableViews
  18. 18. Other hints ● NO enabled dev modules on production ● Environment Indicator ● VBO ● Field Permissions ● CKEditor ● IMCE ● Form Cancel Button
  19. 19. Thank you!
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