101 Basics

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Please note that Drupal 6 classes and training environments are no longer available. This material is available only as reference. If you need help with your Drupal 6 site, please attend Open Lab.

Focuses on basic elements of using the Drupal 6 Content Management System (CMS).  This workshop is slow-paced, interactive, and geared toward beginning Drupal users.  Users will work within the Discover Drupal 6 multi-user training site.

Topics include:

  • Content Management System Overview
  • Logging In to an OSU Drupal 6 Site
  • Permissions & Access Roles
  • Working with the Page Content Type
    • How to Create Draft Content
    • How to Locate Draft Content
    • How to Create Draft Revisions
  • Exploring the WYSIWIG Editor
    • Basic Overview of the Editor
    • Paste Text from Word
    • Change Text Styles
  • Input Formats
  • Learning about Links
    • Create Anchor Links
    • Create Internal Links
    • Create External Links
  • URLs
  • How to Attach a File
  • Basic Menus

Additionally, where relevant, there are sub-sections on usability and tips on how to perform some frequently requested processes.

Lab Materials: 


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