OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

200 - Foundations for OSU Drupal 06

203 Form Development with Webform

Class Offered?: 
Yes
Prerequisite: 
202 Engineering Blocks

Need a form that your audience can use to communicate with you?  Perhaps a questionnaire or feedback form? Or maybe you would like to set-up and use Drupal's built-in Contact Form to handle webmail for your organization?

If so, drop into the OSU Drupal 6 Just Forms workshop to learn the following:

  • Configuration and Use of Drupal's Contact Form
  • What CAPTCHA is and How to Use It
  • Webform Development using the Webform module
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206 Intermediate Views

Class Offered?: 
Yes
Prerequisite: 
205 How to Use Views

 

Further your Views prowess with the second installment of the Drupal Views training series.  Come see how you can gain efficiencies via importing, cloning, and exporting Views and creating multiple View displays of different content using overrides.

Additionally, we'll cover the use of exposed filters - which allow your users to search for content based on controlled keyword lists and we'll play with the fun Views Carousel style, which can be used to create a scrollable list of "featured" content such as images, text, and even entire nodes.

This workshop covers the following:

  • Intermediate Views Application
    • Views Reuse
      • Importing Views
      • Cloning Views
      • Exporting Views
  • Multiple Displays
    • Overrides
  • Exposed Filters
  • Field Row Styles
    • Carousel Style

This workshop is part of a progressive instructional series and utilizes or builds on content developed in previous workshops.  Completion of workshops 3-7 - 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
6. Drupal 6 Generating Custom Content Types
7. Drupal 6 How To Use Views

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.  If you do not have a personal training site with the necessary content, you will not be eligible for this workshop.  For more information contact CWS at x71189.

Please also note that while the instructional topic list is growing shorter, the actual work done within each topic will be much more dense and complex.

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205 How to Use Views

Class Offered?: 
Yes

 

Take a look at your Drupal site with Views!  By using this powerhouse Drupal module, you can fully leverage the dynamic qualities of your Drupal site to the benefit of both you and your audience.  

Quickly create custom queries, high impact data tables, helpful data filtering tools, and customized page and block displays.  This workshop covers the following:

  • Views and the Views Module
  • Control Panel Overview
    • Interpreting the Views List
    • Using the Views UI
  • Views & CCK
    • Refining CCK Element Display
  • Build Modes
    • Full Node v. Teaser Build Mode
  • Views & Menus
    • Adding Menu Items Through Views
    • Manually Adding a View to a Menu
  • Field Row Style
    • Style Types for Field Row Style
  • Organizing Information
    • Ordering, Sorting, & Grouping
  • Displays
    • Page
    • Block

This workshop is part of a progressive instructional series and utilizes or builds on content developed in previous workshops.  Completion of workshops 3-6 - 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 Engineering Blocks
5. Drupal 6 Form Development with Webform
6. Drupal 6 Generating Custom Content Types

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.  If you do not have a personal training site with the necessary content, you will not be eligible for this workshop.  For more information contact CWS at x71189.

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204 Generating Custom Content Types

Class Offered?: 
Yes

 

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:

  • Anatomy of a Content Type
    • Data Input Form and Database
  • Content Type Settings
  • CCK
    • Form Re-Use
    • How CCK Helps
  • Import a Custom Content Type
    • Form Re-Use
    • Subject Continuity
    • Cascading Changes
    • Automated File Handling
  • Create a Custom Content Type
    • Deciding What You Need
    • Create & Populate a Recipe Content Type
  • ImageCache
    • How to Create and Apply Image Handling Presets

This workshop is part of a progressive instructional series and utilizes or builds on content developed in previous workshops.  Completion of workshops 3-4 is necessary:

1. Drupal 6 Basics
2. Drupal 6 Content Types
3. Drupal 6 Developing Site Structures
4. 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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202 Engineering Blocks

Class Offered?: 
Yes

Discover the versatility Blocks add to your OSU Drupal 6 site!  Create menus, display content, and utilize add-ons for increased functionality. 

This workshop is geared for the intermediate level Drupal 6 user and covers the following topics:

  • Blocks
    • What Blocks Are and How They Work
    • Relationship Between Blocks and Menus 
      • Configuring & Enabling Default Blocks
      • Creating Custom Blocks
      • Setting Role and Page Visibilities
    • Relationship Between Blocks & Themes
      • Understanding Regions for Theme Changes
  • Menus
    • What Menus Are and How They Work
    • Understanding Default Menus
    • Creating Custom Menu Blocks
  • Nice Menus
    • What Nice Menus Is and How It Works
    • Nice Menus Configuration
    • Enabling & Configuring Nice Menus Blocks
  • Beyond Menus
    • Using Blocks For Added Functionality
      • Announcement Blocks
      • Latest Poll Block
      • Feeds Display Blocks
    • OSU Drupal Features
    •  
      • Video Carousel with Lightbox Block configs
  • Final Layout
    • Using Contextual Links

 

This workshop is part of a progressive instructional series and utilizes or builds on content developed in previous workshops.  Completion of the Drupal 6 Site Structures workshop, at a minimum, is recommended.

An OSU Drupal 6 personal training site is required.  Contact CWS at x71189 for further information.

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201 Developing Site Structures

Class Offered?: 
Yes
Prerequisite: 
102 Content Types

Learn about the different site structures that can help provide order and optimization to your Drupal 6 site.  This workshop is geared for the intermediate Drupal user and moves rather quickly.  Users will work out of their own personal training sites which are installed by CWS.

Topics include:

  • Overview
    • About the Lab Project
  • System Development
  • Navigation Structures
    • Book Content Type
      • Hierarchical Content
      • Outline a Book Subject
      • Book Navigation Menu
  • Taxonomy Structures
    • What Taxonomy Is
    • "Drill-Down" a Taxonomy
    • Create Controlled Tag Lists for Content Optimization
    • Create Terms for Glossary Use
  • Glossary
    • What Glossary Is
    • How Glossary & Taxonomy Work Together
    • Configure Glossary
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