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Drupalcamp London 2015: Improving the CMS user experience

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DrupalCamp London 2015 session on Drupal CMS UX

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Drupalcamp London 2015: Improving the CMS user experience

  1. 1. Paul Rowell Improving The CMS User Experience
  2. 2. Things to consider
  3. 3. Often CMS users are left with only the basic tools to manage their site. The forgotten user
  4. 4. Who will be using it? • Teams • Individuals Who?
  5. 5. What do they want to do: • Daily • Weekly • Monthly What?
  6. 6. What else does this person/team do? Priority?
  7. 7. Theme and navigation
  8. 8. Admin theme Making use of the Adminimal theme CMS users are now given a cleaner, clearer experience when using Drupal. http://adminimal.netsite.gr
  9. 9. Admin navigation Navbar provides CMS users with a responsive administration menu allowing easier navigation across all devices. https://www.drupal.org/project/navbar
  10. 10. Content Management
  11. 11. Admin views • Overrides default view • VBO allows bulk operations • Additional operations can be added • Drupal 8 core • Filter and search • Also includes comments https://www.drupal.org/project/admin_views Content overviews
  12. 12. Workbench • Overview page • Replacement for dashboard • Available hooks https://www.drupal.org/project/workbench Content overviews cont.
  13. 13. Workbench Moderation • Multiple states • Transitions • Permission based https://www.drupal.org/project/workbench_moderation Revisioning
  14. 14. • Content Managers/Editors view • Multiple places to moderate content • Easy to see what state content is in Revisioning cont.
  15. 15. • Webform Default Fields https://www.drupal.org/project/webform_default_fields • Options element https://www.drupal.org/project/options_element • Spam – Honeypot https://www.drupal.org/project/honeypot • Default select lists options Webforms
  16. 16. File Management
  17. 17. • Media module • File content page • Bulk upload • YouTube https://www.drupal.org/project/media Media
  18. 18. Fields
  19. 19. • Multiselect https://www.drupal.org/project/multiselect • Term reference tree https://www.drupal.org/project/term_reference_tree • Select with style https://www.drupal.org/project/select_with_style • Simple hierarchical select https://www.drupal.org/project/shs Select lists
  20. 20. Cropping • Comparison: https://www.drupal.org/node/1179172 https://www.drupal.org/project/focal_point https://www.drupal.org/project/manualcrop Multiple Upload • File and Image widget https://www.drupal.org/project/multiupload_filefield_widget https://www.drupal.org/project/multiupload_imagefield_widget Image
  21. 21. • Conditional fields https://www.drupal.org/project/conditional_fields • GMap https://www.drupal.org/project/gmap • Linkit https://www.drupal.org/project/linkit • Help text Other…
  22. 22. Questions? www.linkedin.com/in/paulrowell www.paulrowell.com https://drupal.org/user/1881402 https://twitter.com/Paul_Rowell

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