New Series: Display Suite for Drupal 7

This week we're happy to announce a free series about Display Suite. This series, Display Suite for Drupal 7, was recorded by the maintainer of the Display Suite project, Kristof De Jaeger, also known as swentel in the greater internets. As the project page explains,

Display Suite allows you to take full control over how your content is displayed using a drag and drop interface. Arrange your nodes, views, comments, user data, etc. the way you want without having to work your way through dozens of template files.

What this means is that you can control the layout of all the individual bits and pieces on your site without having to dive into theming or custom code. Another great feature is that you can set up the configuration for things like nodes and users, and then export those to code so that you have the peace of mind of saving your hard work and being able to easily move that around between sites.

We are republishing Kristof's great videos here, and we're starting off with the first three of the 11-part series:

  • Display Suite Installation gets you up and running by explaning the various modules that come in the project download, and looking at basic configuration options.
  • Configuring a Layout in Display Suite shows you how to create your first layout, modifying a content type to suite your needs.
  • Display Suite Fields drills down a bit more and creates custom Display Suite fields, from code fields to blocks. (Yes! Blocks as Fields? Whoa!)

We'll be releasing the rest of the series over the next few weeks, and we hope you're as excited as we are. We're working with Display Suite in our upgrade of the Drupalize.Me site, and we think it's a great tool that can make your site building life so much nicer.

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