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Release Day: Extend and Export Modules to Level Up Your Panels Site-Building

Today, we've got another batch of video tutorials to wrap up our series on Building Websites in Drupal with Panels. This week's lessons focus on other modules related to Panels such as Mini Panels, Panel Nodes, and Panelizer modules.

Fresh New Video Tutorials: Building Sites in Drupal 7 with Panels & Views

Today we're excited to roll out a new installment in our series on Building Websites in Drupal 7 with Panels. In the continuation of this series, I will be walking you through modules and functionality provided by Panels, CTools, Page Manager, Views and more.

Release Day: Field Widgets and Formatters

Last week, we got started with the Field API. And this week, we'll continue with code-walkthrough videos for Drupal module developers who want to add field widgets, settings, and field formatters to custom fields.

Release Day: Get Started with Field API

Robust content modeling is made possible in Drupal 7 through fields. Attaching the right field types to entities makes it possible to bend your Drupal site to your will and scale it according to your needs. There are a lot of field types and field formatters provided in Contrib that you can download and install as modules to extend your Drupal 7 site. But what if you want to collect, store and format data in a particular way not provided by core or contributed modules? By providing custom fields and formatters through a module, you can control how your data is stored as well as provide one or more ways for the data to be output—through field formatters.

Release Day: Using Drupal to Manage Publishing Workflows

Our latest series, Using Drupal Chapter 7: Managing Publishing Workflows, focuses on the problem of managing content and the review process in a team setting. This week, we'll be introduced to the case study, explore the core Taxonomy module, and get to work categorizing content. We'll also take a look at the Pathauto module, its extensive settings, and we'll set up automatic aliasing to enable "pretty" URLs for content pages.

Release Day: Managing Event Signups and Concluding the Case Study

This week we'll wrap up the series, Using Drupal Chapter 6: Event Management with these five videos:

Addison Berry spotlights the Flag module and the value of creating relationships between your content. She'll take that concept and apply it to the Aurora Book Club case study in order to provide users a way to sign up for events. She'll wrap up the series with an overview of other modules that might be worth a look, if you want to take your event site beyond the case study.

Release Day: Building Calendar and Event Displays

The Date and Calendar modules are powerful and full of configuration options. When I was first learning how to use these modules, I scratched my head more than a few times trying to make sense of it all. Luckily for you, in this Using Drupal series on Event Management, Addison Berry knowledgeably guides you through the process of building an event content type with a date field, Views, and configuration that will enable you to add both calendar and listing displays of your date-based content to your Drupal 7 site.

This week, we've got three new videos for you, based on Chapter 6: Event Management, from the book Using Drupal, 2nd Edition:

Release Day: Using Drupal for Event Management

Case studies can provide a much needed context when learning a new concept or technology. Each learning series based on the book Using Drupal, 2nd edition outlines a case study that our trainer, Addison Berry, uses to provide something akin to client requirements for a Drupal 7 site build. Our latest series, Using Drupal Chapter 6: Event Management, features a local book club that wants to provide an events calendar and list of upcoming events on their Drupal 7 website.

Release Day: Completing the Product Reviews Website

In these five lessons wrapping up Chapter 5: Product Reviews, Addison Berry covers how to make your product reviews findable with Drupal's Search module as well as exposed filters in Views. She also reviews several modules that you might want to use to take your product reviews site to the next level and concludes the series with an overview of what tools and techniques were used to build a product reviews site for the Super Duper Chefs case study.

Site building video tutorials in this week's release:

Release Day: Add Ratings and Style to Product Reviews

This week, we've got five shiny new videos in Addison Berry's series, Using Drupal Chapter 5: Product Reviews. If you've been following along, in this series we're building a website containing product reviews using Drupal 7. So far, we've reviewed the case study and site requirements and added the Amazon module so we can integrate data from amazon.com into our Drupal site. Now it's time to add ratings using the Voting API and Fivestar modules and add simple yet useful style to our product reviews using the CSS Injector module, a CSS styling tool for site builders. If you're new to building sites in Drupal 7, this, along with rest of the Using Drupal video collection are a great way to jumpstart your way to becoming a Drupal site building rockstar.

Release Day: Build a Product Review Website

In this week's release, we kick-off a new video learning series, Using Drupal Chapter 5: Product Reviews. In this series, you'll learn how to create a product reviews website, complete with integration with Amazon.com data and a rating system. You'll also get the chance to flex those Views muscles, as Addison Berry walks you through how to create product review lists that rock.

We're excited to release the first four videos in this series:

Release Day: Geocoding Addresses and Mapping Multiple Locations

So far in the Mapping with Leaflet series, we've taken advantage of the field formatter provided by the Leaflet module to display a map on a page for a piece of content containing location data. This resulted in a single marker on a map. But what about a map of multiple locations? For this, we'll get to use Views and the Leaflet Views module that is included in the Leaflet project download. We'll also address a common problem of transforming postal addresses into geocoded data that a map can use. For this, we'll look at a solution that integrates Geocoder and Address Field modules. As a bonus, I'll walk you through the process of configuring a Feeds Importer to work with the esoteric and possibly confusing Address Field targets and I'll demonstrate how to import .CSV text file of postal addresses into Address Field, which is then geocoded and displayed on a Leaflet map.

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