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Create event data to work with

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    [Chapter 2] [with Karen Stevenson]
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    In this chapter, Karen is going to get us started off
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    by looking at all the required modules that are necessary
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    in order to get an operational and functional calendar on your website.
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    She's going to go through the process using the date wizard
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    to get a date field inside of one of our content types
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    because that's what's going to be necessary in order to create a calendar all together.
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    We're going to use that date field inside of what we're going to be using
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    as an example for this series, an event.
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    She's also going to go through some of the configurations
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Create Event Data to Work with

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In this starting chapter, Karen is going to set up some basic things we'll need to start building calendars. We'll enable the modules we need, including Date and Views, and take care of some core configuration for our dates. Then we'll use Date Tools (which comes packaged with the Date module) to quickly create an Event content type with a date field, and use Devel to generate a bunch of dummy content so we can see how things are shaping up as we start building. If you would like to see more detail about creating Date fields you can review the Dates with Drupal 7 series.