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More Site Building: Content, Taxonomy, Views, and Menus

Today we're continuing our Site Building with Drupal 7 series by looking at some of the major building blocks for putting a site together. Once you have a site installed, and you have the hang of adding contributed modules, you need to get into the site and start playing with the pieces. The newest videos in the series are:

Site Improvements with Our Latest Sprint: Sparkleworks

In our latest sprint -- Sparkleworks -- we sprinkled some magic pony dust (and also wrote a little code) to make more improvements to the Drupalize.Me site. The two main improvements we made for this release have been popular member requests; we've added a listing of your entire video history, and we've added newest and most popular video lists. Today we also have a new video for our Wednesday release day, Tips for writing secure code.

Release Day: Configuring Your Ubuntu Web Server

To round out our local development web server videos, we've added a companion video to the recent Installing a web server on Ubuntu. In Ubuntu web server configuration we learn how to configure the various pieces of our local development web server. We'll get clean URLs working by enabling the Apache rewrite module, and increase various settings for MySQL and PHP.

Release Day: Set up a Local Web Server on Ubuntu

Following on last week's videos about setting up local development web servers on Windows and Mac, we also have one for Ubuntu: Installing a web server on Ubuntu. This video is not explaining how to set up a big, beefy web server where you would host your real website. This video is just like the Mac and Windows ones, in that it helps you get your own personal web server on your desktop or laptop, to use for development and playing around with things.

Release Day: Module Development Looks at Databases

Happy New Year! The Module Development series is wrapping up by working our way through another major API in Drupal, the database layer. We have five videos to walk you through it.

Release Day: More Module Development

For this Wednesday, we're adding more videos to the Module Development for Drupal 7 series. We have three new videos for you:

  • Altering forms with hook_form_alter introduces you to one of the most used hooks in Drupal development. It lets you change any form in Drupal and is a great tool in your kit.

Release Day: Form Api, Theme Functions, and More Drush

It's that time of the week again! This week we are continuing two of our series: Module Development for Drupal 7 and Introduction to Drush.

For the Module Development series, we are wrapping up the discussion of the Render API with a look at integrating with the theme system. Then we move on to four videos about the Form API system and how to do some fun things with it:

New Series: Theming Basics in Drupal 7

We've just finished posting a new video series introducing you to Drupal Theming in Drupal 7. "Theming" describes the process of customizing the look and feel of your Drupal site, which involves working with Drupal's templating system at the basic level, and writing customized theming functions in PHP at the more advanced level.

New Free Community Videos

We've added a new category to the site, called Community, and we've already added two new free videos to it, Applying a patch to a module and Creating a patch for a module. We got the idea for the new category from a question asked by Paul Johnson on Twitter, and set to work on getting some videos up about patching.

Views Demystified

I love Views! I might be a little exuberant, but seriously, it is by far, in my humble opinion, the best contributed module. And I'm not the only one that feels that way! Check out the module usage stats on Drupal.org. As the most-downloaded contributed module, Views gets a lot of well-deserved attention. We've published a new series of videos, Intro to Views for Drupal 7, to walk you through this wonderful Drupal tool.

New Features Video Released

Today we released a new video on using the Features module for Drupal 7: Deployment with Features and Drush. This is a wonderful developer tool that helps you roll out consistent features to your sites and speeds up deployment (e.g., moving work from a development server to the live site).

The Command Line Basics Series

In the last few weeks you may have noticed we've been releasing a series of free videos about using the command line: Command Line Basics. There are a total of 12 videos in the series, each only between 6 to 15 minutes long, and we'll be continuing to release them over the coming weeks until we get them all out there. The entire series will be free.

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