Published on March 5, 2014
Build flexible, extensible websites with Drupal 7 Do I Need Drupal?
The Drupal World
Drupal World! • What is Drupal • How Does it Work • Native Language • Community • Resources • Where to Find More Information
Drupal is • Free and Open Source • Full-featured CMS (Content Management System) • Many claim: CMF (Content Management Framework)
History & Status • Started in 2000 by Dries Buytaert • drop.org not dorp.org • The name came from the dutch “druppel” meaning drop • 6.0 was launched in 2008 • 7.0 in 2011 • Release 8.0 in 2014
What can it do? • Community Web Site • Weblog • Forums • Social Networking Sites • Wiki/Knowledge Base • Corporate Web Site • Business Web Applications
Good and Bad • Good for: • • • • • Complex functionality Frequently updated content Multiple contributors Membership Community/interactive • Bad for: Unchanging content • Simple “brochure” sites •
How does it work?
Technical Resources • Internet Service Provider Installs Drupal for you • Gives file access • • *AMP environment Apache • MySQL • PHP • • Skills Ability to move files to server • Time and willingness • Some programming knowledge •
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme
Download & Extend
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme • Content Type • Fields
Content Type & Fields
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme • Content Type • Fields • Nodes • Blocks
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme • Content Type • Fields • Nodes • Blocks • Views
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme • Content Type • Fields • Nodes • Blocks • Views • Taxonomy
Taxonomy Taxonomy Vocabulary Term Term Child term Vocabulary Term Term
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme • Content Type • Fields • Nodes • Blocks • Views • Taxonomy • Permissions
Terminology • Core • Module • Theme • Content Type • Fields • Nodes • Blocks • Views • Taxonomy • Permissions • Drupalcon vs. druplicon
Drupalcon vs. druplicon
Drupal Community • drupal.org • Drupal Planet • Drupal Association • Drupal Groups
Great Resources Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 • Drupal Videos • Drupalize.me • BuildAModule.com • Acquia Training • NxtTeam.com •
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