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Architecture of Drupal 6.0 Dipen Chaudhary
Who am I ? B-tech (CS) from VIT, Vellore graduated in may 2008. My drupal experience has been with 2 social networks cares...
Power of Drupal <ul><li>The user System </li></ul><ul><li>The node System – (The “C” of CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance ...
Anatomy of Drupal Installation <ul><li>Drupal = Drupal Core + Contrib Modules +  Contrib themes + Installation profiles </...
Modules <ul><li>Modules is drupal’s way of implementing a new functionality and plugging it into existing drupal system. <...
So what does Module Contain?  <ul><li>Lot of PHP yes !!  </li></ul><ul><li>Modules interact with drupal using hooks </li><...
Module Anatomy <ul><li>.Info file    Helps drupal core to find info about module </li></ul><ul><li>.module file    conta...
Example of hooks and how modules use them <ul><li>hook_nodeapi     mymodule_nodeapi </li></ul><ul><li>hook_user     mymo...
The Database  <ul><li>Data persistence is done in DB </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal supports multiple databases via Database Abs...
The User Interface <ul><li>Modules control the logic interact with DB and prepare the output !! How does drupal show it ? ...
Theme anatomy <ul><li>.Info files </li></ul><ul><li>Template files    .tpl.php </li></ul><ul><li>Template.php    Overrid...
Drupal 6.0 Theming Peculiarities <ul><li>Theme registry using hook_theme  </li></ul><ul><li>Every theme function can now h...
Magic of Phptemplate engine <ul><li>Picks up data from drupal core and prepare it for visual manipulation by theme (read $...
The Bigger Picture <ul><li>A Picture speaks more than a thousand words !! </li></ul>
Get Started !! <ul><li>Drupal Dojo     http://drupaldojo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Dojo The group     http://groups.d...
<ul><li>Thank You !!  </li></ul><ul><li>http://dipenchaudhary.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http...
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Architecture of Drupal - Drupal Camp

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This was the presentation given by me in drupal camp India in students track

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Architecture of Drupal - Drupal Camp

  1. 1. Architecture of Drupal 6.0 Dipen Chaudhary
  2. 2. Who am I ? B-tech (CS) from VIT, Vellore graduated in may 2008. My drupal experience has been with 2 social networks careseek.com and ilovebolly.com (will be launching soon) architected and implemented with drupal. Before that I used to maintain server of LUG @ VIT using drupal.
  3. 3. Power of Drupal <ul><li>The user System </li></ul><ul><li>The node System – (The “C” of CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance Separated from Data/Logic </li></ul><ul><li>Access Control </li></ul><ul><li>File Management (uploads/downloads) </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly with external Data Services (XMLRPC et al) </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient/Optimized and most Imp Flexible and easy to extend. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anatomy of Drupal Installation <ul><li>Drupal = Drupal Core + Contrib Modules + Contrib themes + Installation profiles </li></ul><ul><li>What’s packaged in drupal core ? </li></ul><ul><li>Few mins on core modules. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modules <ul><li>Modules is drupal’s way of implementing a new functionality and plugging it into existing drupal system. </li></ul><ul><li>Modules can : </li></ul><ul><li>Access DB, Create tables, delete them, insert, update etc. </li></ul><ul><li>enforce Access Control and plug into existing ACL's </li></ul><ul><li>Define how things should look to your users. </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with other modules. </li></ul>
  6. 6. So what does Module Contain? <ul><li>Lot of PHP yes !! </li></ul><ul><li>Modules interact with drupal using hooks </li></ul><ul><li>Hooks are triggers that fire when something they are listening on occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Modules also contain helping functions which are usually used internally. </li></ul><ul><li>And some modules expose their functionality to other modules. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Module Anatomy <ul><li>.Info file  Helps drupal core to find info about module </li></ul><ul><li>.module file  contain all the hooks and other fn’s related to functionality of module </li></ul><ul><li>.install file  contains schema api hooks to create, update tables necessary for module functioning </li></ul><ul><li>.inc files  included in modules usually separated for functionality separation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example of hooks and how modules use them <ul><li>hook_nodeapi  mymodule_nodeapi </li></ul><ul><li>hook_user  mymodule_user </li></ul><ul><li>hook_menu  mymodule_menu </li></ul><ul><li>hook_perm  mymodule_perm </li></ul><ul><li>And so on .. </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal presents the opportunity to all modules to modify content,user,menu’s,enforce perm etc by means of these hooks. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Database <ul><li>Data persistence is done in DB </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal supports multiple databases via Database Abstraction API </li></ul><ul><li>Not mysql_query but db_query </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal can talk to multiple database instances using db_active </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal prevents you from sql injection and other malicious database infections. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The User Interface <ul><li>Modules control the logic interact with DB and prepare the output !! How does drupal show it ? </li></ul><ul><li>Theme Engine  Phptemplate </li></ul><ul><li>Module resident theme functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Intercept and Override </li></ul><ul><li>Templating done via tpl files usually called template files. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Theme anatomy <ul><li>.Info files </li></ul><ul><li>Template files  .tpl.php </li></ul><ul><li>Template.php  Override here </li></ul><ul><li>Media files – Images, css, javascript et al </li></ul>
  12. 12. Drupal 6.0 Theming Peculiarities <ul><li>Theme registry using hook_theme </li></ul><ul><li>Every theme function can now have template file associated with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine the flexibility, Great move towards MVC </li></ul>
  13. 13. Magic of Phptemplate engine <ul><li>Picks up data from drupal core and prepare it for visual manipulation by theme (read $vars accessed in template files) </li></ul><ul><li>node-1.tpl.php, user-1.tpl.php all done here !! </li></ul><ul><li>You would have used phptemplate_callback defined in the engine to associate a template file with a theme fn or on a condition. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts a bridge between drupal core and the theme (which determines how your pages look) </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Bigger Picture <ul><li>A Picture speaks more than a thousand words !! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Get Started !! <ul><li>Drupal Dojo  http://drupaldojo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Dojo The group  http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-dojo </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Handbooks (Specially D6 theming guide) </li></ul><ul><li>IRC  lots of help there #drupal-support for support questions and #drupal for contributions of any sort </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Forum : Get help and also help in drupal forums http://drupal.org/forums </li></ul><ul><li>Play Drupal : http://playdrupal.com A lazy attempt by me and satish to write on drupal. Join Us !! Write on your drupal experience contact me. </li></ul><ul><li>Track drupal on twitter, Sometimes you get really great links </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Thank You !! </li></ul><ul><li>http://dipenchaudhary.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/dipenchaudhary </li></ul><ul><li>http://friendfeed.com/dipen </li></ul><ul><li>Dipen Chaudhary on facebook and orkut </li></ul>

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