Site Building

Case Study: Epic University for Drupal 7

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This series will introduce you to the two most powerful features in Drupal: Fields and Views, fundamental building blocks when it comes to building Drupal sites. The Field module allows you to customize entry forms for entities, nodes and users, and comments. The Views module is the perfect counterpart to Field in that instead of putting content into your site through an entry form, Views allows you to get that content back out again in the way that you want.

In this lesson, we're going to be looking at building a job posting board for a university. We'll examine our case study and what it is that we need to do for this job posting board. Drupal core provides this site with a lot of good starting pieces, but we're also going to need to use some additional modules. We're going to focus on the core Field and Field UI and File field in order to create the custom forms that we need for the input for jobs and applications.

If you'd like to follow along with this series, you should install the Using Drupal Source Code and use the Chapter 3 Job Posting Board Installation Profile during the installation process,

Additional resources

Using Drupal, 2nd edition

Using Drupal source code

Drupalize.Me Guide: Using Drupal Book by O'Reilly Media