Drupal Basics<br />A look at the DrupalContent Management System<br />Darin Givens, GPLS Webmaster<br />
Content Management Systems<br />Software for building/maintaining a website <br />Doesn't require coding experience (HTML,...
Content Types<br />PAGEContent that rarely changes, such as an "About Us" section of a website.<br />STORYNews, announceme...
Drupal Jargon<br />BLOCKareas of content on your site<br />MODULEoptional website features you can add<br />NODEany conten...
Three different Drupal ‘themes’all with the same content<br />
Open Source<br />Free<br />Doesn’t cost anything<br />No fees<br />Free<br />
Open Source & Drupal<br />You can edit the ‘theme’ files to create a custom theme<br />You can edit core software files to...
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Slides presented as part of a Wimba-based webinar on Drupal. Meant as a very basic introduction to Content Management Systems and Drupal for public library staff.

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  1. 1. Drupal Basics<br />A look at the DrupalContent Management System<br />Darin Givens, GPLS Webmaster<br />
  2. 2. Content Management Systems<br />Software for building/maintaining a website <br />Doesn't require coding experience (HTML, CSS, PHP)<br />Allows multiple website content editors<br />
  3. 3. Content Types<br />PAGEContent that rarely changes, such as an "About Us" section of a website.<br />STORYNews, announcements, and blog-like entries. <br />
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  6. 6. Drupal Jargon<br />BLOCKareas of content on your site<br />MODULEoptional website features you can add<br />NODEany content item (page, story, poll)<br />THEMEthe design & layout of your site<br />
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  10. 10. Three different Drupal ‘themes’all with the same content<br />
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  14. 14. Open Source<br />Free<br />Doesn’t cost anything<br />No fees<br />Free<br />
  15. 15. Open Source & Drupal<br />You can edit the ‘theme’ files to create a custom theme<br />You can edit core software files to tweak the performance of your site<br />Tailor Drupal to fit specific project needs<br />

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