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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 Introduction To Drupal Presentation Transcript

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