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Drupal overview-training

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Drupal overview-training

  1. 1. What is Drupal? Content Management System (CMS)  Framework – Content Management Framework (CMF)  Open Source  Web Application Framework – Written in PHP  A way for developers and non-developers alike to manage content. Uses control panels rather than straight code.
  2. 2. A Brief History Created as a bulletin board for a College student and his friends Created by Dries Buytaert from Antwerp, Belgium Open Sourced in 2001 Derived from “Druppel”, the Dutch word for “Drop” which also means village.
  3. 3. Drupal Community Now a large community of developers and designers all work on Drupal and talk to each other  Conferences – DrupalCon  Un-conferences – DrupalCamps  Meetups, etc...
  4. 4. Planning your site Prepare the concept of your website:  Whats the main idea? Figure out what kind of content you want to serve. **CONTENT IS KING**  Create a basic sitemap and features list  Go shopping for:  Modules  Themes
  5. 5. Drupal builds your pages Heres your data I want www.columbuslibrary.org Ok, I have that Give me data So I can build The page <HTML> Are there any Web visitor special things I need to do? Heres your page, bye
  6. 6. Drupal from 1,000 feetPresentation Designer View themesLogic Developer Controller modulesData Administrator Model configuration
  7. 7. How Drupal Works Technology Stack Architecture System Content Users & Roles Modules Presentation
  8. 8. The Stack
  9. 9. Platform Agnostic Allows for modularity and extensibility You can install:  Apache / IIS / Unix / Linux / BSD / Solaris / Windows / Mac OS X  Database Independence (although MySQL preferred)
  10. 10. Architecture
  11. 11. System Modules File Layout
  12. 12. Drupal Vocabulary Node (Content) Content Type Taxonomy/Vocabulary (Categorization) Menu (Navigations/lists) Region Block Page
  13. 13. Drupal Vocabulary Role Permission Theme Module Views
  14. 14. Content Nodes & Comments Content Types (Node Types) Taxonomy
  15. 15. What is a node?nodes are single instances of actual contentwithin the site. They can be pages, events,forum postings, and more. Mental model – think blog entry or a page All content (node) types have these fields:  Title  Authored by  Date created • Date last updated
  16. 16. Taxonomy Classify nodes  One or more vocabularies  Each on can be controlled or free-text Displayed when nodes are displayed
  17. 17. Taxonomy Hierarchical Relationships (Controlled) Jedi Sith Knight Master Appren Lord ticeLaotah Anakin Mace Obi Skywal Windu Wan ker Kenobi Yoda
  18. 18. Taxonomy Multiple Hierarchical Relationship (Free tagging) Jedi SithYoda Mace Obi Anakin Count Darth Darth Darth Windu Wan Skywal Dooku Maul Sidious Plaguei Kenobi ker s
  19. 19. Users and Roles Not everyone is allowed to do everything One built in user (admin) aka “user1” Two built-in roles  Anonymous User (not logged in)  Authenticated User (logged in) Users may have multiple roles assigned to them by an administrator  Highest role wins
  20. 20. Modules
  21. 21. Drupal Contrib All project on drupal.org that are not “Core”  Modules  Themes Projects live at http://drupal.org/project/foo
  22. 22. Presentation Themes  Defines all things visual  Define regions to hold blocks  Defines where blocks and content area are placed  Styling defined (templates)  Menus  Blocks  CSS / HTML / Javascript / JQuery
  23. 23. Presentation
  24. 24. Regions, Blocks & Nodes - Node - - Node -
  25. 25. Template Files
  26. 26. Blocks Can contain any HTML Menus and links  Images  Text Some pre-built  Login block  Navigation Menu Can create your own
  27. 27. Views Contributed (contrib) module No coding required Create your own lists of unique content Mental model – think query builder Creates “display’s” of data  Block  Page (webpage)  Feed (RSS)  Attachment

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