New Video Series: Intro to Fields for Site Builders

Over the next couple of weeks, we're going to be publishing a new video series for site builders on extending content types with fields. It's on Drupal 7, and is a great introduction to the new interface in Drupal 7 for configuring content types and fields, and it will be paired with a complementary series on the new interface of Views 3 for Drupal 7.

Check out the Introduction to Fields in Drupal 7 series.

Throughout the series, Joe Shindelar, Karen Stevenson & Michelle Lauer will build out a job posting board using the built-in Fields in Drupal 7 along with some other contributed modules. They cover the basics that Site Builders need to know about how to add fields, configure how they're displayed, and use all of the different types of fields including file files, image files, term references, node references, and user references. Each chapter of this video builds upon the last as the team builds and configures two content types for posting available jobs and job applications.

Here are the chapters that will be included in this series.

  1. Introduction
  2. Content types in Drupal 7
  3. Overview of Fields in Drupal 7
  4. Overview of the example site
  5. Creating a new content type
  6. Adding text fields, lists and checkboxes
  7. Categorizing content with a term reference field
  8. Adding a user reference field
  9. Managing field display with formatters
  10. Associating content with the node reference field
  11. Adding file fields & image fields
  12. Resizing default image sizes
  13. Adding fields to a user profile & other entities

These videos will pair well with Intro to Views in Drupal 7, which will continue this job board project through to completion.

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