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    What's New & Cool in Drupal 7 What's New & Cool in Drupal 7 Presentation Transcript

    • Drupal 7 in 60 minutes or your money back
    • I ’ m @eaton! I ’ m from Lullabot. Hi there! I ’ m @webchick! I ’ m from Acquia.
    • What ’ s Drupal?
      • Customizable PHP CMS
      • Open Source, built by its users
      • Relies on plug-in modules
      • Supports many content types
      • Great for lots of content & users
      • Third most popular CMS
      Drupal for the impatient What is it?
      • Released as open source in 2001
      • Used by Dean campaign in 2004
      • Adopted by news & media sites
      • Tools for builders as well as coders
      • Drupal 6 was the tipping point
      Some Drupal history What is it?
    • New in Drupal 7
    • Usability!
      • New theme
      • Streamlined editing
      • New admin section
      • New update manager
      • Usability testing & team
      What ’ s new in 7?
    • Custom fields
      • Custom content types
      • Custom data fields
      • Configurable formatters
      • Add fields to anything!
      What ’ s new in 7?
    • Image handling
      • Best solution now built in
      • Define image fields
      • Configure “ image styles ”
      • Auto-thumbnails & variations
      What ’ s new in 7?
    • Under the hood
      • Automated testing
      • New database layer
      • More flexible file handling
      • Improved AJAX APIs
      • Improved installation profiles
      What ’ s new in 7?
    • Easier to scale
      • Master/Slave databases
      • Improved proxy support
      • Improved caching system
      • More efficient access control
      What ’ s new in 7?
    • More standards
      • RDFa everywhere
      • jQuery + jQuery UI
      • Accessibility improvements
      • PDO & PHP Streams
      What ’ s new in 7?
    • Should you upgrade?
      • Major versions break APIs
      • Upgrade path for data
      • Modules & themes must upgrade
      • 6-9 month lag for upgrades
      The drop is always moving Should you upgrade?
      • Use “ Upgrade Status ” module
      • Nuke unnecessary modules
      • Use “ Coder Upgrade ” module
      • Start upgrading your own
      • Watch for upgrade paths, not just new releases
      Modules & custom code Should you upgrade?
      • CCK module needed for upgrade
      • Most field types still in progress
      • Don ’ t jump in without testing
      Custom fields Should you upgrade?
      • PHP 5.2.5+
      • MySQL 5.0.15 & PDO
      • 32 megs of PHP RAM
      • Slower, but easier to scale
      Server requirements Should you upgrade?
    • Real-world Drupal 7
      • Drupal “ Core ” is great
      • Major third-party modules in beta
      • “ The bench ” isn ’ t ready
      • Upgrade paths patchy
      • New approaches to learn
      • Using Drupal rough cuts!
    • And now…