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An intro to Drupal. How to install, and setup a simple site.

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Drupal

  1. <ul><li>Tim Millwood </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: timmillwood </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: millwoodonline.co.uk </li></ul>
  2. What is Drupal? <ul><li>Free open source modular framework and content management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Written in PHP. </li></ul><ul><li>First release in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Started by Dries Buytaert. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently on Version 6. </li></ul><ul><li>Very community driven. </li></ul>
  3. Who uses Drupal? <ul><li>Michael Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Obama (recovery.gov) </li></ul><ul><li>Virgin radio </li></ul><ul><li>Nokia </li></ul><ul><li>Symantec </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfam </li></ul><ul><li>Sony BMG </li></ul>
  4. Acquia <ul><li>Started in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Acquia Drupal released September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial version of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription based services </li></ul><ul><li>Stack installer </li></ul>
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  17. CCK <ul><li>Content Construction Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Add custom fields to nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Add on modules – Date, Link, ImageField </li></ul><ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd most downloaded module </li></ul>
  18. Views <ul><li>Create lists </li></ul><ul><li>Build queries </li></ul><ul><li>List nodes, comments, users and more </li></ul><ul><li>Output as list, table, teasers </li></ul><ul><li>Add on modules – Jquery effects </li></ul><ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><li>Most downloaded module </li></ul>
  19. The future <ul><li>Drupal 7 due 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Most of CCK moving into core </li></ul><ul><li>Some of views moving into core </li></ul><ul><li>Database abstraction layer has been rewritten </li></ul><ul><li>Usability and user experience improvements </li></ul>
  20. More information? <ul><li>Drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Groups.drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>#drupal and #drupal-support on IRC </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>D7ux.org </li></ul><ul><li>@drupal, @drupal_modules & @drupal_themes </li></ul>

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