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Hands On Drupal: Funny Name, Serious CMS


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What on earth is Drupal? Check out this awesome presentation by David Stagg, JMO and Albert Hughes for the answer. They will not only tell you what Drupal is, but what it can do and whether or not it is right for you.

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Hands On Drupal: Funny Name, Serious CMS

  1. 1. HANDS-ON DRUPAL Funny Name, Serious CMS.
  2. 2. THE PEOPLE ON STAGE RIGHT NOW <ul><li>We’ll be your hosts for this evening </li></ul>
  3. 3. Albert D. Hughes <ul><li>Project Manager at Schipul </li></ul>
  4. 4. John-Michael Oswalt <ul><li>Search Engine Marketing at Schipul </li></ul>
  5. 5. David Stagg <ul><li>Creative Director at Schipul </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Big Questions <ul><li>What is Drupal? </li></ul><ul><li>What can Drupal do? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Drupal right for me? </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT IS DRUPAL? <ul><li>Funny name, serious CMS. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Building a Web site <ul><li>Signed, </li></ul><ul><li>The 1990s </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>CONTENT </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>MANAGEMENT </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>MANAGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>SYSTEM </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>C ONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>M ANAGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>S YSTEM </li></ul>
  13. 13. Drupal <ul><ul><li>Open-source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to tailor (customizable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by a large on-line community </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. WHAT CAN DRUPAL DO? <ul><li>With great power comes great responsibility. And a Porsche. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bird’s Eye View <ul><li>Sites powered by Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>How sites leveraged Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content/Content Types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodes </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Bird’s Eye View, cont. <ul><li>Custom content types </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Use of third-party modules </li></ul>
  17. 17. NOW LET’S DO IT. <ul><li>Where after it’s all over, you still feel morally reputable. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Hosting plans </li></ul><ul><li>Installing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-hosted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-click installation </li></ul></ul>Hosting and Installing
  19. 19. Administration <ul><li>Site Information (“Customize and Configure”) </li></ul><ul><li>Adding a basic page </li></ul><ul><li>Menus and navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Roles, Users, Permissions </li></ul>
  20. 20. Core Modules <ul><li>What is a module? </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Third-Party Modules <ul><li>Free to download, free to use </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary for improved Drupal functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Community-submitted </li></ul><ul><li>Installed in separate, specific directory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>/sites/all/modules/ </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Third-Party Modules, cont. <ul><li>CCK (Content Construction Kit) </li></ul><ul><li>Image-related: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File Field (CCK) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Field (CCK) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ImageCache </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul>
  23. 23. Putting It All Together <ul><li>Create the content type </li></ul><ul><li>Create the content </li></ul><ul><li>Publish the content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View a full list of content on my site </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Themes <ul><li>The basic look may not suit your organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-Party Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing your theme </li></ul><ul><li>Theme settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site logo </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. THREE BIG QUESTIONS <ul><li>Should you ask it out on a date? </li></ul>
  26. 26. 3 Big Questions—Answered! <ul><li>What is Drupal? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An easy to tailor open-source content management system (CMS) supported by a large on-line community. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. 3 Big Questions—Answered! <ul><li>2. What can Drupal do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal can use modules, like CCK and Views, to take your information types and organize and display them in a streamlined approach. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. 3 Big Questions—Answered! <ul><li>3. Is Drupal right for me? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not always! </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Q&A <ul><li>Dear Lord, I hope we know the answer </li></ul>
  30. 30. “ Hands-On Drupal”
  31. 31. HUGHES, OSWALT, STAGG Schipul—The Web Marketing Company