Introduction To Drupal

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An Introduction to Drupal - to be presented to people from industry and students from engineering colleges at Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu meet at IFMR, Chennai

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Introduction To Drupal

  1. 1. Drupal - An open source Content Management System
  2. 2. Presentation Path <ul><li>History of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal’s structure </li></ul><ul><li>Key terminologies in Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in Portals – Web 2.0 & Web 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase websites in Drupal </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Durpal <ul><li>Dries Buytaert was the founder of Drupal. </li></ul><ul><li>He started a small news site with a built-in web board, allowing a group of friends to share content. He called it drop.org. drop was a typo for the dutch word dorp that meant village. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2001, Dries released the free software Drupal, that means Drop in dutch! </li></ul><ul><li>Over 650,000 users </li></ul><ul><li>http://buytaert.net/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Principles of Drupal – An open, modular & extendable approach to portal management <ul><ul><li>Key Principles of Drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modular and extensible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality coding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low resource demands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Drupal’s structure – Catering to multi channel delivery and organization agility <ul><li>At the core is the Data/ Assets – Multiple data formats and media are supported </li></ul><ul><li>Modules provide various functionalities – allows for organizing data to cater to different business context </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks and menus are output / navigation elements – allows for personalization of representing information </li></ul><ul><li>User Permissions – roles based access to information and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Template – provides for various layout options – allows for presentation and styles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key terminologies <ul><li>Node – the smallest element in Drupal, usually content </li></ul><ul><li>Module – defines a distinct functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Theme – defines the look and feel of the website, the layout </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy – provides for classification and categorisation of content </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks – a method of positioning data on a page </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web 2.0 functionalities – Opening new vistas leading to the next frontier of Web 3.0 <ul><ul><li>Organisations can reach out to their community and bring them together using Drupal’s Web 2.0 features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitors Interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback & reviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BLOGs – by users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forums & Discussion Boards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rating, Voting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social publishing capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share / Book marking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS and RDF formats </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Web 3.0 functionalities – The next frontier <ul><ul><li>The advent of the semantic web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Context based information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User interface for content enrichment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide for personalized publishing and interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to all the functionalities and capabilities of Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. MNC companies using Drupal <ul><li>Sony’s Music Library - a site where you can watch all videos in Sony's video library </li></ul><ul><li>New York Observer – a prominent New York City newspaper website </li></ul><ul><li>Warner Brothers -a Drupal multisite setup providing the ability for each of their artists’ sites to share the same Drupal codebase </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sony’s music library http://myplay.com
  11. 11. New York Observer http://www.observer.com/
  12. 12. Warner Brothers http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com/
  13. 13. Drupal websites by Netlink <ul><li>Deccan Chargers - a sports website, that offers high interactivity and multimedia support features of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Deccan Chronicle – a newspaper website with about a 75,000 visits per day, demonstrates scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Andhra Bhoomi – a regional language newspaper, demonstrates Drupal multilingual features </li></ul><ul><li>Papyrusclubs – a community newspaper publishing platform for schools & colleges - demonstrates Drupal’s multisite & ease of use features </li></ul><ul><li>Aarti home – an NGO website that demonstrates Drupal’s ease of integration with payment gateways </li></ul>
  14. 14. Deccan Chargers http://www.deccanchargers.com
  15. 15. Deccan Chronicle http://www.deccanchronicle.com
  16. 16. Andhrabhoomi http://www.andhrabhoomi.net
  17. 17. Papyrusclubs http://www.papyrusclubs.com
  18. 18. Aarti Home http://www.aartihome.org/
  19. 19. Useful links <ul><ul><li>http:// w ww.drupal.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.drupal.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lullabot.com </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you!

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