TLA Webinar: Introduction to Drupal -- part 2 of 3

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TLA Webinar: Introduction to Drupal -- part 2 of 3

  1. 1. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Introduction to Drupal Part 2 of 3 Blocks, Menus, Taxonomy and Webforms
  2. 2. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap from Nov. 11 •  Installation & File System •  Configuration System Site name, Site email, Timezone •  Content Types Default types, Adding new types, settings •  Extending Drupal with Contributed Modules •  User Roles
  3. 3. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap: Drupal Glossary •  Node: a piece of content which belongs to a content type. A node page is the specific single page for that content, but nodes can be viewed outside of their page. •  Teaser (aka Summary): an introductory paragraph about a piece of content. •  Terms (aka Tags): organizational keywords that can be used to create categories or metadata. •  Module: a package of code (typically written in PHP and CSS) that extends Drupal functionality. https://drupal.org/glossary
  4. 4. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap: Drupal Glossary •  User: an individual with login credentials for the site. •  Role: a set of permissions that can be applied to individual users. Users can belong to multiple roles. •  Permission: a tool for controlling access to content creation, modification and site administration. •  User1 (aka Site Maintenance Account): this is the first user on the site, and can do anything. It is not advisable to work on your site as User1. Always create an administrative account for yourself, and protect the User1 credentials. https://drupal.org/glossary
  5. 5. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap: Drupal Glossary •  Administrator: a default Drupal role that has high-level permissions on the site. This should only be given to trusted individuals who know what the tools do. •  Authenticated user: a site visitor who has logged into the site using their credentials. •  Anonymous user: a site visitor who has not logged in (and may not have credentials). The general public will typically be anonymous users. https://drupal.org/glossary
  6. 6. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 What’s next? •  Blocks •  Menus •  Taxonomy •  Webforms
  7. 7. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 What are Blocks? Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdesham
  8. 8. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Regions
  9. 9. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Blocks
  10. 10. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Blocks Demo
  11. 11. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 What are Menus? Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605
  12. 12. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Menus Demo
  13. 13. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap: Drupal Glossary •  Region: Defined areas of the page where blocks and other elements can be placed. Includes Header, Footer, Content, +. •  Block: A visible box of content or functionality. Blocks can be created by modules, including Views, or manually added. •  Menu: A set of clickable navigation items on the page. •  Menu Item: A specific link in a menu that takes the user elsewhere when clicked. •  Path or Alias: The last part of the URL of a page (following the domain name), e.g. node/4 or teens/summer-reading. https://drupal.org/glossary
  14. 14. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 What is Taxonomy? Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tulanesally
  15. 15. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Taxonomy Demo
  16. 16. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap: Drupal Glossary •  Taxonomy: A core module that gives your site a system of categorization and classification. •  Vocabulary: A collection of terms, e.g. Site Section vs. Database Category vs. Special Collection. •  Term: An organizational keyword that can be applied to a node. •  Tag: The same as Term, but usually refers to a freeform method of applying keywords and so is more commonly thought of as a classification method for blogging and social media. https://drupal.org/glossary
  17. 17. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Webforms
  18. 18. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Webform Demo
  19. 19. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Recap: Drupal Glossary •  Webform: A form that a user can fill out, including the search or contact forms. ALSO: A module that enables the site administrator to easily build complex forms on their site. •  Select or Other: A module and form option that allows a user who chooses “other” in a form to fill out a text field with the “other” value. •  Form Component: Each specific field within the form. •  Form Validation: A module and method for ensuring that user responses in a form line up with requirements. •  CAPTCHA: A module and method for ensuring the form is filled out by a human (not a spam bot).
  20. 20. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 Questions?
  21. 21. Intro to Drupal, Part 2 of 3 TLA Webinar Series, Dec. 10, 2013 http://chillco.com/ tla-drupal-questions

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