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Drupal an open source content
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  1. 1. Drupal an open source content management platform Abhishek Nagar Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 1
  2. 2. Session Overview About Drupal Why Drupal Basic Concepts − Node − Menu & Blocks − Users − Modules & Themes Tour Drupal Review Q &A Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 2
  3. 3. Drupal Open Source Content Management System Community Supported Internatioanl Translation Powering 4,50,000 + sites in 2007 Customization requires PHP programmer Contains “core” functions: Drupal Core Functionality expanded through Modules Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 3
  4. 4. Why Drupal ??? Why not build a solution from scratch? − Go for it. Why not use a commercial product? − Bigger Question Why not any other open- -source solution? − Try Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 4
  5. 5. Some Big Names Tim Berners-Lee Weblog Lee Spread Firefox New York Observer Silver Light Architecture Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 5
  6. 6. Basic Concepts Node − The fundamental building block of the website Blocks − Items placed in a region Comment – Lightweight item attached to a node. Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 6
  7. 7. Users 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 approval) 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. Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 7
  8. 8. Modules & Themes Drupal Core The base installation of Drupal, includes some modules, themes and other add add-ons Modules Files that add functionality to Drupal, i.e., Themes Designs that give the sites a certain look. Modules give themes control of how things look. Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 8
  9. 9. Drupal Tour Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 9
  10. 10. Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 10
  11. 11. Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 11
  12. 12. Review 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 Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 12
  13. 13. Thank You !! Drupal | Abhishek Nagar 13