Drupal Basics from Do It With Drupal
This completely Lullabot-run track was featured on the first day of Do It With Drupal 2011, and served as a great primer on Drupal.
- Joe Shindelar's "Introduction to Drupal" session explained nodes, blocks, users, roles, taxonomy and many of the other basic concepts used throughout Drupal. Joe also covered a brief history of the Drupal project, Drupal's position in the web CMS market, and a basic overview of the volunteer and commercial Drupal ecosphere. (To learn more about the Drupal community, check out the free video of Angie Byron's "The Drupal Community Demystified" session.)
- Jeff Eaton's "Translating into Drupalese" covers some of the basic principals of architecting, developing, designing, and managing any website and how those things map to a Drupal powered website.
- Sally Young's "Site Building with Drupal 101" provides a crash course in the basics of building a website using Drupal 7 and all the features and functionality baked in to the latest and greatest release of our favorite CMS. Sally covers the basics of getting a Drupal site up and running using the Drupal "core" download, including creating and managing user accounts, navigation systems, adding additional fields to the built-in content types, creating our own custom content types, and methods for categorizing content on your site.
- Addi Berry's "Site Building with Drupal Using Views" covers the basics of using the Views module to create a list of nodes, demonstrates the use of filters to limit the items within a list, sorting to control the order items are listed, and relationships to pull in additional information about items from other sources. Addi also demonstrates the various options for outputting a list on a page, in a block, or as an RSS feed for your site.