Drupal 7 for Beginners

This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with Drupal 7.
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2012 English

Course Description

This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with Drupal 7.

This is the same material that we have used to teach businesses, universities, and government organizations, such as MIT, Stanford, NY Transit Authority, and Houston Public Library.

We hope you enjoy the course!

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Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to the Course
Philosophy : As mentioned in the last video, our advice is to play, play and play. Try to do things mentioned in the videos and things that aren't!  Explore!  Some people prefer to watch the videos straight through and others prefer to watch, pause, try and continue. Do whatever works for you! Softw…
What is Drupal? What is a Content Management System?
Section 2: Install
Manual Install
One Click Install
Section 3: Navigate
Touring a Fresh Installation of Drupal

Session Notes:

1) Login - using the credentials you set up at installation

2) Click on Account Settings - take a look around!

3) Change the size of the Picture upload dimensions to 300x300 and upload file size to 250kb

4) Click save

5) Click on Site Information and take a look around

6) Update the Site Information - Change the Slogan to "Learning Drupal the OSWay"

7) Click Save

8) Close - and hit refresh

9) Continue to look around the configuration options in the System area

Section 4: Create
Introduction to Content Types

Session Notes

Title of Article: Mayor Praises Drupalville for Innovation

Text for Article:

Yesterday the mayor of Drupalville signaled a significant shift in the way our town is presented to the world.

In a major announcement, Mayor Drew P. Aliscool unveiled the cities new website - based on the open source content management system - Drupal. "We're very excited to see our small city take such giant steps towards a new and fantastic presence on the web." stated the mayor in his comments.

We look forward to seeing the site as its developed! Stay tuned for more.

Second Article:

Title: Welcome to Drupalville!


Thank you for visiting our site for the city of Drupalville.

It's a wonderful city to live in, and we hope you'll visit us soon. The weather is beautiful in the summer and not too cold in the winter, so it is always a good time to visit.

(Right click and save the image to upload it for your article).


Session Notes:

Title: About Our Site

Text: Our new website is built on the Drupal 7 Platform.


Session Notes:

Poll Question: Will the Drupalville Dynamos win the Stanley Cup in 2012?


Session Notes:

This session is almost 14 minutes long - longer than most of the course videos.

Content Type

Title: Drupalville Zoo


Drupalville Zoo is a wonderful place for families to visit.

There is an aviary for birds and a farm for animals like cows, pigs and geese. The zoo also has exotic animals such as lions, tigers, giraffe and buffalo. Overall, it's a great experience for young children.

Another New Content Type
Editing and Deleting Content Types
In this task, we're going to add another content type called  Festivals . Plan out your content type - what information do you want to include? Name Description Dates what else?? - feel free to fill this out as much as you want. Download and install the Date module -  http://drupalmodules.com/module…
Adding Revisions
Formatting Fields
Introduction to Taxonomy
Section 5: Extend
Introduction to The Drupal Site Layout
The Blog Module
The Polls Module
Find and Install New Modules
The Webform Module
The AddtoAny Module
The Site Map Module
Section 6: Design
Introduction to Themes
Applying Themes
Find and Install New Themes
Menu Management
Section 7: People
People Management
Roles and Permissions
The Masquerade Module
Reports and Help Menu
Section 8: Projects
Your task is to create a personal site for yourself. You'll need to set up a new site - whether on your localhost or on a live server If you're using the Acquia Dev Desktop: Go over to the Control Panel Click “Settings” Click “Sites” Click on "New", enter a new "Site name" and click "OK". Your usern…
Section 9: Bonus
Local Install on a Mac with Dev Desktop
Local Install on Windows with Dev Desktop

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