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What is Drupal - For Content Editors

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A short, non-technical overview of Drupal 7 for Content Editors.

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This was originally prepared as a presentation to the 2012 eLearning Summit held at Northwestern College in the Twin Cities, Minnesota USA

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What is Drupal - For Content Editors

  1. WHAT IS DRUPAL? For Content Editors • How Drupal works. by Peter K. Johnson - peterk@WebExplorations.com • Adding new content. Originally presented at eSummit - July 2012 • Edit content. • Upload Images. • Create new pages. • Add menu items. • Resourcesphoto by QuinnDombrowski - flickr.com
  2. A software framework - customizable modules and themes. Content is stored in a database Site Administrators build the house and paint the walls, and set the locks. Content Editors hang pictures on the wall and put fresh flower arrangements on the table. WHAT IS DRUPAL?photo by 5Emrank - flickr.com
  3. WHO USES DRUPAL? Stanford University The Economist Amnesty International NASA MIT Media Lab WhiteHouse.gov 16,000+ active developers - worldwide (March 2012)
  4. HOW DRUPAL WORKS
  5. CONTENT EDITOR MAGIC
  6. Video Demo - Adding New Content Each content item is added to the database. ADD NEW CONTENT.photo by GreyLight - flickr.com
  7. Video Demo - Adding New Content Story Content Each content item is added to the database. ADD NEW CONTENT.photo by GreyLight - flickr.com
  8. Video Demo - Adding New Content Story ContentArticle Content Each content item is added to the database. ADD NEW CONTENT.photo by GreyLight - flickr.com
  9. Video Demo - Adding New Content Story Content Blog ContentArticle Content Each content item is added to the database. ADD NEW CONTENT.photo by GreyLight - flickr.com
  10. Video Demo - Adding New Content New Page Story Content Content Blog ContentArticle Content Each content item is added to the database. ADD NEW CONTENT.photo by GreyLight - flickr.com
  11. Video Demonstration - Edit Existing Content 1. View list of content items - Click on "Content" 2. Filter to see the content type you want. 3. Click on the "edit" link for the item you want to change. 4. Click on "Save" button at very bottom of the page. EDIT CONTENTphoto by Ecstatic Mark - flickr.com
  12. 1. Download image to use Demo: Working with Images 2. Resize using online editor http://pixlr.com/editor/ 3. Edit specific content 4. Click on picture icon 5. Upload image 6. Click on "insert" button UPLOAD IMAGES.photo by fox_kiyo - flickr.com
  13. Demo: Add pages and menu items 1. "Content/Add Content/Basic page" 2. Add a title and the content 3. Add as menu item - weight determines the order 4. "Save" the page 5. You can view by clicking on "Content" on the menu bar CREATE NEW PAGES.photo by pranav - flickr.com
  14. RESOURCES• 10 Reasons to choose Drupal A PDF chart• A Drupal Overview http://drupal.org/node/265726• Understanding Drupal - A video overview http://drupalize.me/videos/understanding-drupal• Lynda.com Essential Training (several free videos)• Drupal Cookbook (for beginners) http://drupal.org/documentation/customization/tutorials/beginners-cookbook Special thanks to the photographers at Flickr.com who gave permission to use their photos in this presentation. Last Revised: July 4, 2012

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