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New and Updated Tutorials: January-February 2017

We've been busy creating tutorials for you! Mostly we've been focusing on Drupal 8 module development, but we've also made updates to our Configuration Management and Drupal 8 Theming series. In addition, we have a fresh batch of Drupal 7 Hands-On Exercises using the Movie Project. Check out what we've published or updated in January and February of 2017.

Meet Drupal Site Builder Scott Wilkinson

In this Drupalize.Me interview, we interview Scott Wilkinson, a builder of Drupal sites that solve problems for his freelance clientele. This interview is part of an ongoing series where we talk with a variety of people in the Drupal community about the work they do. Each interview focuses on a particular Drupal role and this interview with Scott focuses the site builder role, filled by a person who builds Drupal sites by expertly piecing together and configuring modules, themes, and settings.

Meet Drupal Site Builder Danita Bowman

Danita has been on Drupal.org and working with Drupal full-time for 4 years. In this interview she answers some questions for us about being a site builder. Meet Danita!

Release Day: Send Email Using MailChimp with Drupal 7

This week we'll be continuing our Using MailChimp with Drupal 7 series. And like last week, all the tutorials are free. Last week we looked at creating, and collecting contacts for, a MailChimp mailing list. This week we'll look at all the different ways we can send email to our lists.

Tutorial: Panels as Blocks

In this tutorial, you will learn how to place panels in any region of your theme using Drupal's Blocks UI and a module packaged within the Panels project: Mini Panels. This tutorial is based on a free video in our library, Placing Panels in Blocks with Mini Panels

Release Day: Using MailChimp with Drupal 7

This week we're kicking off our new, and completely free, Using MailChimp with Drupal 7 series. This series will teach you everything you need to know about integrating Drupal with the MailChimp email marketing service.

Release Day: Introduction to Context and Bean

In this series, we are going to cover two modules that assist in laying out content when building your Drupal website: Context and Bean. We will cover advantages, disadvantages, and differences between Context, Bean, and Drupal core as a standalone product.  Drupal works on what is called a "block system" that allows site builders and content creators to layout portions of their content into different areas (regions) of a given page. This is a great way to get the content you want in front of your viewer's eyes, but without the help of other modules, it is very limiting.

With the Context module we are able to create as many "contexts" that use "conditions" and "reactions" to determine when and where to display a block. These contexts bascially become rules you set based on the context of your site, whether not you want certain blocks to appear and where you want them.

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.

Release Day: Creating Publication Workflows

This week we are finishing the Our Media news site project from the O'Reilly Using Drupal book. We will complete setting up our section editor access control with the Workbench Access module, by linking our News Section vocabulary to Workbench, and then testing things out.

Release Day: Editorial Workspaces with Workbench

Creating a good editorial system can mean many different things. The Workbench module provides the main pieces that make up the heart of this system for the Our Media demo site we're building. Workbench gives us a centralized workspace for the editorial team, a way to control editorial access to content in the various sections of the site, and a very flexible tool to create custom publication workflows.

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.

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