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Introduction to Drupal
Transcript of Introduction to Drupal
(general developer for longer)
* Ex-print designer
(pedant for every pixel to be in the right place)
* Proud father
(of a teenager)
What is Drupal?
- Open Source CMS & CMF (Content Management System and Content Management Framework)
- FREE for developers and with 1000 developers working for Drupal for FREE
- Still run by it's founder :)
- It is used by numerous institutions => trustworthy
Every animal on the internet, can be created
- A Blog and Forum
- Online Portals and Magazines
- A Brochure Website
- Social network
- Video site
- Photos upload website
- Project management site
- E-commerce website with a Shopping Cart System
- Dating website ;)
- Anything you can think of....
The Wise Owl says: Use Drupal!
My name is Dejan
Drupal - Advantages and Disadvantages
- Extremely Flexible:
- Developer Friendly
- With Strong SEO Capabilities
- Enterprise Friendly
- Steep Learning Curve
- Lack of Themes
Drupal - Structure
The View Module
- 'Core' modules are coming with installation package
- 'Contributed' or 'Third party' modules can be downloaded from http://drupal.org
- They add additional functionality to the system
- They are located in the following directory (sites / all / modules)
- They are located in the following directory (sites / all / themes)
- The themes change layout and styles of the site.
- Can easily be changed via UI
-The database are storing the following information:
- Settings of modules and themes
- User information
- Access information of the system
- Logging Information
- Permissions and roles
- System paths
- Node is the basic form of content in Drupal sites. The minimum fields present in node are 'Tilte' and 'Body' but we can add many additional types of fields.
- Not all content on the site are nodes
- 'User' is not a node , 'taxonomy' is not a node ...
- It is important to know what can be done through the UI
- Region is an area in the layout, such as header, footer, content, left or right column in which can be placed blocks.
- Block is a certain piece of code that contains a certain amount of information
- Node should be placed only in 'content' section of the layout, except under specific circumstances
Layout and regions
- All CMS have a system logging system and they have a username and password.
- Drupal supports the concept of:
- Roles are actually the groups that have the same set of permissions
- The UI settings are stored in the database
- Drupal has a core filesystem - or core, whose functionality can be extended using the UI (user interface) or by adding modules
- Drupal is a dynamic application - works with database
For those who have never met with Drupal and do not know its structure: