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Introduction to Drupal                      Shawna Reibling       Knowledge mobilization coordinator, CSAHSsreiblin@uoguel...
Outline:  •What is it?  •Why use it?  •Drupal elements and menu parts  •Tips and tricks  •Resources  •Questions
What is it?•Content management system: “computersystem that allows publishing, editing, andmodifying content as well as si...
Why use it?•System of choice at UofG•Data stored in SQL database, so easy tomigrate to the next, new thing later.•Better c...
Drupal elements•Content and layoutseparate•Different languagescontrol differentparts. (php for somethings, html forothers)
Drupal elements•content   •Node: new unit of content   •content type: a type of content category   •Fields: what elements ...
Block Regions                7
Drupal 6 menu parts (may vary due to permissions)
Tips & Tricks•   To login: <websitename>/user•   Refresh your pages•   Draw what you want, then make it•   Access to speci...
Resources• Powerpoint posted on: www.theResearchShop.ca/Training• Drupal.org• Drupalgardens.org                           ...
Questions?                               Shawna Reibling,           Knowledge mobilization coordinator,  College of Social...
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This presentation to the ICES Social Media Learning circle is an overview of the basics of Drupal 6 for new users. Aimed at a non-technical audience, grappling with a new CMS in the workplace.

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  1. 1. Introduction to Drupal Shawna Reibling Knowledge mobilization coordinator, CSAHSsreiblin@uoguelph.ca x53714 @ICESGuelph May 16, 2012
  2. 2. Outline: •What is it? •Why use it? •Drupal elements and menu parts •Tips and tricks •Resources •Questions
  3. 3. What is it?•Content management system: “computersystem that allows publishing, editing, andmodifying content as well as site maintenancefrom a central page.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system•Data is separate from layout•Open source•Drupal.org•Example sites: •http://www.fastcompany.com/ •http://www.economist.com/ •http://www.whitehouse.gov/
  4. 4. Why use it?•System of choice at UofG•Data stored in SQL database, so easy tomigrate to the next, new thing later.•Better choice than wordpress for sites thatdo more than blog•Feeds
  5. 5. Drupal elements•Content and layoutseparate•Different languagescontrol differentparts. (php for somethings, html forothers)
  6. 6. Drupal elements•content •Node: new unit of content •content type: a type of content category •Fields: what elements does the content have? Picture? Comments? Date? Text (how long)?•Regions: pre-defined places to put things•Menu: site navigation•Taxonomy: categorizing content•Blocks: containers to put repeating content in•Views: way to display information
  7. 7. Block Regions 7
  8. 8. Drupal 6 menu parts (may vary due to permissions)
  9. 9. Tips & Tricks• To login: <websitename>/user• Refresh your pages• Draw what you want, then make it• Access to specific site areas is customizable• Ask for help, drupal has a steep learning curve• When asking for help, be sure to state which version of drupal you are working in. 9
  10. 10. Resources• Powerpoint posted on: www.theResearchShop.ca/Training• Drupal.org• Drupalgardens.org 10
  11. 11. Questions? Shawna Reibling, Knowledge mobilization coordinator, College of Social and Applied Human Sciencessreiblin@uoguelph.ca x53714 @ICESGuelph 11
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