A First Look At Drupal

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Learn what a Drupal site is and how to navigate through a site. Understand what Drupal terms such as nodes, blocks, permissions and taxonomy mean.

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  • A First Look At Drupal

    1. 1. A First Look at Drupal Kathy Hayashi Christoph Weber
    2. 2. Online Content
    3. 3. Features of 2010 Sites
    4. 4. Actions on Content POLL COMMENT SHARE LINK CONTENT DISCUSS INDEX COLLABORATE TAG CREATE SURVEY
    5. 5. The beauty of CMS
    6. 6. What CMS means No more asking IT or Web Developers to edit content No programming knowledge necessary to create web pages The right experts are working on the right parts In short: Content and Presentation are kept separate. •Community Web Sites •Weblog •Forums •Social Networking Sites •Wiki/Knowledge Base •Business Web Applications
    7. 7. http://buytaert.net/drupal-6-growth
    8. 8. Content Management System Open Source Community Collaboration Tools Installed on Organization’s Computer Accessed through Internet Interface Community Supported International Translations Powers many high profile sites
    9. 9. http://www.lullabot.com - Understanding Drupal Video
    10. 10. DATABASE RAW TEXT
    11. 11. DRUPAL FILTER DATABASE RAW TEXT
    12. 12. WEB PAGE DISPLAY DRUPAL FILTER DATABASE RAW TEXT
    13. 13. Never worry about formatting and layout
    14. 14. U CH M Never worry about formatting and layout
    15. 15. Modules Core core vs. contrib Core Optional thousands of contributed modules Contributed available Look at usage, comments and last contributed date Rule of Thumb: try to stick to just a few contrib modules, maybe 10
    16. 16. Themes define the look and feel of a Drupal site typography colors header graphic sidebar location, width and appearance menu location and appearance
    17. 17. Themes define the look and feel of a Drupal site typography colors header graphic sidebar location, width and appearance menu location and appearance
    18. 18. Categories/Taxonomy/Tags organize content by keyword (show one list) automatic blog-style page(s) with teasers per taxonomy term (click on term on a page) easily build menus from taxonomy many modules available to further organize and index content Wordcloud from sandcamp.org/sessions
    19. 19. Menus
    20. 20. Content Types Page vs. Story
    21. 21. Content Construction Kit: CCK Add custom fields to content types, e.g.: more text boxes radio buttons email field image field address
    22. 22. CCK demo sponsor page at sandcamp.org final page for result edit mode to show fields
    23. 23. Views are database queries, configured without SQL or PHP coding
    24. 24. Sample View
    25. 25. Blocks
    26. 26. Users flexible user account management user roles with extremely flexible permissions
    27. 27. Review of Terms
    28. 28. Questions? A First Look at Drupal Kathy Hayashi Christoph Weber

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