OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

500 - Diggin' Drupal Gardens

504 Engineering Blocks

Class Offered?: 
No

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

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

Blocks

  • Overview
  • Basic Configurations

Menus

  • Overview
  • Custom Menu Blocks
  • Contextual Menus

Beyond Menus

  • Overview
  • Enable Most Recent Poll Block
  • Configure Image Gallery Block
  • Configure Rotating Banner Block

This workshop is part of a progressive instructional series and utilizes or builds on content developed in previous workshops.  Completion of the Drupal 7 Developing Site Structures workshop, at a minimum, is recommended.

A Drupal Gardens training site is required.

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503 Developing Site Structures

Class Offered?: 
No
Prerequisite: 
501 Basics
Prerequisite: 
502 Content Types

Learn about the different site structures that can help provide order and optimization to your Drupal site.  This workshop is geared for the intermediate Drupal user and moves rather quickly.  Users will work out of their own personal training sites that they self-install in Drupal Gardens.

Topics include:

Understanding Systems

  • Overview
  • Planning

Site Set-Up

  • Overview
  • Create Site
  • Change Theme
  • Create Home Page
  • Change About Page
  • Site Information Settings

Books

  • Overview
  • Outline a Book
  • Build a Book

Taxonomy

  • Overview
  • Taxonomy Drill-Down
  • Create Vocabularies
  • Vocabulary Use

Pathauto

  • Overview
  • Configure Aliases

Summary

Conclusion

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502 Content Types

Class Offered?: 
No
Prerequisite: 
501 Basics

Learn about all of the different content types available in Drupal 7.  This workshop is slow-paced, interactive, and geared for the beginning Drupal user.  Users will work within the Discover Drupal multi-user training site hosted at Drupal Gardens.

Topics include:

Content Types

  • Blog Entry
  • FAQ
  • Poll
  • Book
  • Gallery Item

Images

  • Embed an Image

Video

  • Embed a Video
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501 Basics

Class Offered?: 
No

Welcome to the next generation of Drupal!  Developed in collaboration with the University of Oregon, we'll take a look at introductory Drupal 7 concepts using the amazing Drupal Gardens.

This workshop focuses on basic elements of using the Drupal 7 Content Management System (CMS).  This workshop is slow-paced, interactive, and geared toward beginning Drupal users.  Users will work within the Discover Drupal training site hosted in Drupal Gardens.

CMS Basics

  • About Drupal
  • Profiles & Distributions
  • Usability

Getting Started

  • Drupal Gardens
  • Permissions & Roles
  • Environment

Creating Content

  • Basic Terminology
  • Basic Page

Finding Content

  • Content List

Revision Tracking

WYSIWYG Editor

  • Basic WYSIWYG
  • Pasting Text
  • Styles
  • Links

URLs

Basic Menus

Summary

Conclusion

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