An Introduction to Drupal

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An Introduction to Drupal

  1. 1. An Introduction to Drupal by Jared McFarland
  2. 2. What is Drupal?
  3. 3. CMS • Content Management System • A way for non-developers and non- programmers to manage content • Control panels instead of code
  4. 4. Admin Controls
  5. 5. Open Source • 800 Core contributors • 5 Branch Maintainers • 1 Core Commiter
  6. 6. Under the hood
  7. 7. Stack • Linux (BSD, Mac OS, Windows, Solaris) • Apache (lighttpd, IIS) • MySQL (PostgresSQL, SQL Server, Oracle) • PHP
  8. 8. Core
  9. 9. Modules
  10. 10. Themes • Multiple template engines available (PHPTemplate) • Total customization
  11. 11. Drupal
  12. 12. Examples
  13. 13. Bookmans
  14. 14. Sony Music Artists
  15. 15. New York Observer
  16. 16. Resources
  17. 17. Websites • Drupal • drupal.org • Tucson and Southern Arizona DUG • groups.drupal.org/tucson-and-southern-arizona • TDAC • http://tucsondigitalarts.com/groups/drupal-users
  18. 18. Books • Pro Drupal Development, Second Edition, John K VanDyk
  19. 19. Other • IRC • irc.freenode.net #drupal • Commercial Support • Acquia -- acquia.com
  20. 20. Me! • Email • jaredm@bookmans.com • Chat • GTalk: jared.online • Other • jared-mcfarland.com • Twitter • jaredmcfarland
  21. 21. Questions?

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