Introduction to Drupal Distributions

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Presentation about Drupal Distributions from the Amplexor Mini Seminar on the 18th of october 2011 (Leuven, Belgium)

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Introduction to Drupal Distributions

  1. 1. Drupal distributions
  2. 2. Agenda !   Introduction to Drupal !   Concept of distributions !   Development Kickstarts !   Products !   Platforms !   App Stores 2.
  3. 3. Introduction Introduction to Drupal 3.
  4. 4. Introduction Open Source CMS 4.
  5. 5. Introduction 10 years old 5.
  6. 6. Introduction originated in Belgium by Dries Buytaert 6.
  7. 7. Introduction powers 1.7% of all websites 7.
  8. 8. Introduction 12000+ modules available 8.
  9. 9. Introduction modular architecture Drupal core core modules community modules custom modules a typical Drupal website 9.
  10. 10. Introduction one-to-many “classic” websites website 10.
  11. 11. Introduction many-to-many social from the start delegation of content creation and classification 11.
  12. 12. Introduction platform architecture Drupal databasewebsite visitor Drupal webserver content editor 12.
  13. 13. Introduction technology stack recommended Drupal PHP Apache MySQL Linux 13.
  14. 14. Introduction DrupalCon London 2011 14.
  15. 15. Introduction DrupalCon London 2011 15.
  16. 16. Introduction 16.
  17. 17. The Drupal community 17.
  18. 18. The Drupal community 18.
  19. 19. Concept of distributions Distributions are the Future of drupal Jeff Robbins - Lullabot 19.
  20. 20. This is Drupal 20.
  21. 21. This is a distribution 21.
  22. 22. Concept of distributions Who benefits from distributions?•  New drupal Users Get started quickly•  All drupal users Distributions contain drupal best practices Create function oriented websites 22.
  23. 23. Concept of distributions Why use these things?They are proven solutions that have beendeveloped and improved in real worldwebsites.Distributions contain specific functions thatare needed for specific websites. 23.
  24. 24. 24. Distribution Start here with a Am I saving time ? Development timeConcept of distributions Let end users test all the previous Create custom functionalities Create views Create content types Configure/install libraries Configure modules Install modules Install drupal core
  25. 25. Concept of distributions How does it work?Drupal Kickstart Product Platform 25.
  26. 26. Concept of distributions Example Core+ content types+ views+ modules Kickstart+ configuration + menus + presets + content + libraries Product 26.
  27. 27. Concept of distributions Where to get them?!   Most distributions have a site.!   Soon all distributions will be downloadable on drupal.org. 27.
  28. 28. Concept of distributions Development kickstarts 28.
  29. 29. Concept of distributions Products 29.
  30. 30. Concept of distributions Platform Distributions Sites 30.
  31. 31. Kickstarts 31.
  32. 32. Development kickstartsAcquia Drupal Essential Modules Development set-up Acquia extra’s 32.
  33. 33. Concept of distributions 33.
  34. 34. Development kickstartsConference organizing distribution Conference organizing Ticket selling Talks arrangements Scheduling Sponsor pages 34.
  35. 35. Development kickstartsConference organizing distribution Conference organizing Ticket selling Talks arrangements Scheduling Sponsor pages 35.
  36. 36. Development kickstartsPressflow Focus Scalability Performance Availability 36.
  37. 37. Development kickstartsPressflow Focus Scalability Performance Availability 37.
  38. 38. Concept of distributions 38.
  39. 39. Development kickstartsDrupal Commerce kickstart E-commerce Framework Usability Customizability E-commerce 2.0 39.
  40. 40. Development kickstartsDrupal Commerce kickstart E-commerce Framework Usability Customizability E-commerce 2.0 40.
  41. 41. Kickstarts 41.
  42. 42. Kickstarts 42.
  43. 43. Kickstarts 43.
  44. 44. Development kickstartsDrupal Commons Commons Social trends Flexibility Community Collaboration 44.
  45. 45. Development kickstartsDrupal Commons Commons Social trends Flexibility Community Collaboration 45.
  46. 46. Concept of distributions 46.
  47. 47. Concept of distributions 47.
  48. 48. Concept of distributions 48.
  49. 49. Concept of distributions 49.
  50. 50. Concept of distributions 50.
  51. 51. Concept of distributions 51.
  52. 52. Development kickstartsOpen Scholar Ease of use Project sites Personal sites Easy site creation 52.
  53. 53. Development kickstartsOpen Scholar Ease of use Project sites Personal sites Easy site creation 53.
  54. 54. Development kickstartsOpen Publish Content Content Creation Content delivery Monetization 54.
  55. 55. Development kickstartsOpen Publish Content Content Creation Content delivery Monetization 55.
  56. 56. Products 56.
  57. 57. What is a product? Product Out-of-the-box Full-featured 57.
  58. 58. What is a product? Ready-to-use Download, unpack, install and start using limited configuration 58.
  59. 59. What is a product? Documented End user manual Development 59.
  60. 60. What is a product? Supported By company By community 60.
  61. 61. Products: Examples 61.
  62. 62. Product: Managing news Robust news and data aggregation engine with pluggable visualization and workflow tools. 62.
  63. 63. Product: Managing news 63.
  64. 64. Product: Managing news 64.
  65. 65. Product: Managing news 65.
  66. 66. Product: Drupal Rooms Booking and room management Modular, flexible, and open source. 66.
  67. 67. Product: OpenPublic Content Management System Tailored to the needs of government. US government 67.
  68. 68. Product: OpenPublic 68.
  69. 69. Product: OpenPublic 69.
  70. 70. Product: Open Atrium Intranet in-a-box 70.
  71. 71. Product: Open Atrium User Interface Clean and intuitive 71.
  72. 72. Product: Open Atrium Documentation Created and maintained by creator and community 72.
  73. 73. Product: Open Atrium Translated Can be installed in over 30 languages 73.
  74. 74. Product: Open Atrium Six features Come bundled in. 74.
  75. 75. Product: Open Atrium Dashboard See a snapshot of all the activity across your groups. 75.
  76. 76. Product: Open Atrium Blog Share ideas and receive email notifications when others post. 76.
  77. 77. Product: Open Atrium Notebook Collaborate on documents, compare revisions, and print when youre done. 77.
  78. 78. Product: Open Atrium Case Tracker Create and manage projects within each of your groups. 78.
  79. 79. Product: Open Atrium Calendar Add events and pull in feeds from other calendars. 79.
  80. 80. Product: Open Atrium Shoutbox Share messages and links with just the people in your group. 80.
  81. 81. Product: Open Atrium Extend(ed) Can be extended to include additional features. 81.
  82. 82. PlatformsPlatforms 82.
  83. 83. Platforms Let us Build your own distribution(s) 83.
  84. 84. Platforms Don’t repeat Build once, use many. 84.
  85. 85. Platforms Time to delivery Setup new sites faster. 85.
  86. 86. Platforms Identify common Usage Functionality Layout 86.
  87. 87. Platforms Build multiple profiles Microsite, Portfolio, Product, Company Don’t build the golden hammer! 87.
  88. 88. Platforms Add generic features Blog, Photo gallery, … As building blocks 88.
  89. 89. Platforms Custom development Develop specific business logic. Connect with your back office. 89.
  90. 90. Platforms Define workflows Generic content management. 90.
  91. 91. Platforms Master theme Create a common starting point. 91.
  92. 92. Platforms Documentation Describe how to install, extend, theme. 92.
  93. 93. Platforms Start deploying sites Install, choose profile Extend theme (layout) Add content Go live 93.
  94. 94. Platforms Easier support All the “same” Fix once, fixed all Same workflow 94.
  95. 95. Platforms 95.
  96. 96. Platforms : COD Conference Organizing event signup, session proposal, session scheduling and social networking 96.
  97. 97. Platforms : COD 97.
  98. 98. Platforms : COD 98.
  99. 99. Platforms : COD 99.
  100. 100. Platforms : COD 100.
  101. 101. Platforms : COD 101.
  102. 102. App StoresApp Stores 102.
  103. 103. App Stores consumerization of IT 103.
  104. 104. App Stores 104.
  105. 105. App Stores 105.
  106. 106. App Stores“I want my Drupal website to be integrated withMailChimp.” -- the average customer 106.
  107. 107. App Storescustom development 107.
  108. 108. App Stores Custom solution for a general problem Takes a lot of time an money Repeatedly create redundant solutions 108.
  109. 109. App Stores 109.
  110. 110. App Stores app ≠ module 110.
  111. 111. App Stores Modules Not convenient to install Hard to configure Poor usability Not well supported No training Not ready for Enterprise 111.
  112. 112. App Stores what’s an app? 112.
  113. 113. App Stores what’s an app? 113.
  114. 114. App StoresAn app is a high-quality solutionwhich completely solves oneexact problem. 114.
  115. 115. App Stores usability 115.
  116. 116. App Stores usability 116.
  117. 117. App Stores“I am looking for a simple and easy way to placeblocks in specific regions around my website.” -- the average customer Block Manager 117.
  118. 118. App Stores Block Manager Apps Good documentation Excellent usability Fast and easy installation Extensive commercial support Good fit for distributions 118.
  119. 119. App Stores 119.
  120. 120. App Stores 120.
  121. 121. App Stores 121.
  122. 122. Drupal references vtm.be jim.be iwatch.be vmmtv.be uitinvlaanderen.be capacity4dev.eu base.be muntpunt.be uzleuven.be serv.beewi-vlaanderen.be prettiggeleerd.be m.uitinvlaanderen.be infrabel.be kinepolis.be under construction under construction 122.
  123. 123. Contact usAmplexor NVGaston Geenslaan 10 B3 tel. +32 16 44 25 103001 Heverlee (Leuven) fax +32 16 44 25 15 Belgium email info@amplexor.com www http://www.amplexor.comBrouwerijstraat 19031 Drongen (Gent)Belgium 123.
  124. 124. Follow us @amplexorbelgium http://www.facebook.com/AmplexorBelgium http://www.slideshare.net/amplexor 124.

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