Oregon State University

Drupal 6 Generating Custom Content Types Workshop

Come and see how to get everyone on the same page!   Discover how to create custom content types through the use of the Content Construction Kit (CCK) module.  Embed standard image sizes, develop a formulaic content base to help with layout consistency, and learn how to configure some advanced content type settings.

This workshop is geared for the advanced Drupal user and covers the following topics:

  • Structure of a Content Type
    • Data Input Form and Database
  • How to Change Existing Content Type Settings
  • What the CCK Module Is
    • How CCK Benefits Users
    • Problems CCK Can Pose
  • Import a Custom Content Type
    • Benefits of Form Re-Use
  • How to Create Custom Content
    • Deciding What You Need
    • Create & Populate a Staff Content Type
    • Create & Populate a Recipes Content Type

This workshop is part of a progressive instructional series and utilizes or builds on content developed in previous workshops.  Completion of workshops 3-5 - with the exception of the Exploring OSU Themes workshop - is necessary:

1. Drupal 6 Basics
2. Drupal 6 Content Types
3. Drupal 6 Developing Site Structures
4. Drupal 6 Exploring OSU Themes (this is an optional course)
5. Drupal 6 Formatting Blocks

Please note that this is an advanced workshop that requires a personal Drupal training site which has been completed up to this level of instruction.  For more information contact CWS at x71189.

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