Who am I ?
Drupaller (1 year)
Open Source Enthusiast
Where you can find me
IRC Nick : Nagar
Channels: #indlinux, ##linux-india, #firefox, #drupal
Full Featured CMS
May claim CMF
Powering 7,00,000+ sites in 2008
Customization requires PHP knowledge
Expended through Modules
Why not build a solution from scratch?
Go for it.
Why not use commercial products?
Why not any other open-source solution?
History & Status
Started in 1999 by Dries (Belgium)
Current Versions : 5.15 & 6.9
Drupal 7.0 under development
2000 + contributed modules
500 + themes
What can it do ?
Social Network Sites
Business Web Apps
And many more
The fundamental building block of the website
Items placed in a region.
Lightweight item attached to a node.
Modules & Themes
The base installation of Drupal, includes some
modules, themes and other add-ons
Files that add functionality to Drupal
Designs that give the sites a certain look.
Modules give themes control of how things look.
First user created is the website
administrator, and this user has complete
control over the system.
Other users can be created by administrator
or by online registration (with or without admin
Users can belong to one or more roles.
Therefore, once users are created in the
system and assigned a role, they have
permission to various parts of the framework,
including content creation.
Modules you cant live without
Tiny MCE Editor
Printer Friendly Pages
CCK + Views = Custom Module
Users are grouped by Roles
CORE functions enhanced by Modules
Content Nodes are placed in Blocks
Themes give sites and Modules their look
Categories created through Taxonomy
Profiles aid data manipulation and presentation