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Building a Website with Drupal [Video]

Irene Kraus

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Video Details

ISBN 139781782166146
Course Length2 hours and 27 minutes

About This Video

  • Watch how a community-oriented website including a forum and blog is built using a test server through actual deployment
  • Learn how to add fields to existing content types and how to create new ones to match the requirements for a site
  • Explore views and more to enhance your site and learn how to build page templates without writing any PHP code

Who This Video Is For

Building a Website with Drupal is for people with little or no knowledge of developing a website. A background in using HTML and CSS is the minimal skillset needed to get started with using Drupal through the course. Also, usage of FTP client software to transfer files from your own machine to a remote server and interaction within the control panel of a hosting company is assumed. Familiarity with other web software systems is not a requirement.

Table of Contents

Drupal Basics
Drupal Community
Resource List Introduction
Site Discovery Process
Building the Prototype
Tools & Organization
Installing XAMPP
Installing Drupal
Drupal Tour
Activating Modules
User Roles and Permissions
User Accounts and Location
Tokens within Taxonomy, Paths, and Titles
Date Wizard and Calendar
Content Types and Location
Advanced Help – Backup/Migrate
Multimedia Introduction
Adding Image Support
Adding a Rich Text Editor
Refining Structure – Views
Drupal Theming
Theming Introduction
Deployment and Management
Migration – Prep Work
Migration – Final Steps

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to evaluate the reliability and sustainable factors of add-ons for Drupal
  • Set up a test server and install Drupal along with selected add-ons, with links to which stored within the resource list
  • Customize content types with fields, create new ones, and set patterns for how they are to be saved and organized
  • Learn how to add libraries with a rich-text editor and establish limitations for roles such as what HTML tags can be used for
  • Use views to define pages, blocks, or feeds containing content pulled from the database
  • Create a custom theme without writing any PHP that is HTML5-based for built-in support for mobile devices
  • Prepare the site for migration to another web server

In Detail

Drupal is without a doubt the leading open source CMS today. With its huge usage and user base as well as the large number of add-ons, it can be adapted to suit the needs of most modern websites. Furthermore, thanks to the nature of the website itself, it is much easier these days to make sound decisions on what add-ons to use that will meet sustainability requirements in the future.

Drupal’s highly adaptable nature in managing sites is greatly desired. However, it is quite different than other CMS software as it is also intended to act as a CMF. That initial learning curve when first starting to use Drupal is the challenge that seems to dissuade designers from using it. With Building a Website with Drupal, you will learn everything you need to know about how to build a website using Drupal, beginning with installing a test server, building a prototype and custom theme, all the way through to deployment. Topics such as the usage of views and other common add-ons, downloading editor files and the WYSIWYG module, and integrating the open source Tiny MCE editor are covered.

Building a Website with Drupal is aimed at those with web designer skills wishing to learn how to use Drupal to build sites. Beginning with a tour of the Drupal site, the attention shifts to establishing a web test server that is setup to house the prototype. Various customization topics are covered for content types, menus, and views. Building a custom theme without writing any PHP is covered next. The final steps of this course include prep work for migration to an actual web server.

Surmount the initial learning curve associated with building sites using Drupal by studying how a community site is put together.



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