Drupal global training day: Brisbane

What is Drupal?
Drupal global training day: Brisbane

What is Drupal?

Drupal is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) in the world.  

Why Drupal?:

  • It is FREE and OPEN SOURCE
  • Drupal INTERGATES WELL with other popular tools and systems that made internet and websites what they are now
  • There are THOUSANDS of extentions and skins (themes and modules) available including web shops
  • It has a huge and vibrant COMMUNITY that is always developing new features and always keen to help


Drupal is used by SBS, Suncorp and Flight Centre in Australia. Take a look at White House, The Beatles: Yellow Submarine websites, or take a tour of Drupal Case studies.


What is Drupal Global Training Day?

Drupal Global Trainign Day was introduced by Drupal Association (educational non-profit organization dedicated to helping the open-source Drupal project flourish) to provide an easy and accessible way to learn Drupal.

And Technocrat is bringing Drupal Global Training Day to Brisbane this June after a very successful run in Sydney in March 2013. 

It is aimed at absolute beginners, but if you simply want to know more about Drupal, you are always welcome to register.


How to register? 

The Training Day is Friday, the 14th of June from 9am to 5pm and will take place in Brisbane Square Library, The Tiered Theatrette (Ground Level), 266 George St, Brisbane map.

The training is FREE and to participate please complete REGISTRATION FORM.


What do you need?

For Friday, the 14th of June make sure you have:


Agenda

0. Introduction

  • Using virtual machine
     

1. What is Drupal?:

  • Managing content
  • Is Drupal right for you?
  • Examples


2. Drupal Workflow

  • Requirements
  • Key terms


3. Installing Drupal

4. Learning your way around as Administrator

  • toolbar, shortcuts, dashboard
  • admin area


5. First building blocks

  • Nodes
  • Content
  • Configuration
  • Basic contact form


6. Populating content

  • Summary
  • Revisions
  • Tags
  • RSS
  • Text formats
  • Comments
     

7. Extending Content Types

  • Blogs
  • Polls
  • Extending RSS feeds
     

8. Extending Content

  • New content types
  • Fields and their display
  • Image styles
     

9. Managing Users

  • User policies
  • User accounts and  profiles
  • User roles
  • Access permissions
  • Cancel user accounts
     

10. Changing an Interface

  • Page layout
  • Block regions
  • Adding new themes
     

11. Menu and navigation

  • Menus
  • Books
     

12. Modules

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Popular modules examples
  • WYSIWYG editor


13. Displaying Information with Views

14. Site Management

15. Going Further

  • performance
  • security and permissions
  • best practices
     

16. Developing for Drupal: intro

  • Developing your own modules
  • Drupal community

The Author

Vladimir Roudakov

Solution Architect / Social Engagement