Applicable Job Roles: web developer, web designer, and web content manager.
Objectives for this class are:
- Manual installation of Drupal on your web host
- How to use the Administration pages (Content Management, Site Building, Permissions and Roles, etc.)
- Building a navigation framework
- The importance of modules in adding functionality to your site
- How to find and install modules
- Knowing how to change the design of your site with themes
- Understanding how themes work behind the scenes
- Knowing options on how to speed up your site
- How to create custom content to store in your Drupal database using CCK
- Drupal is a CMS
- Basic architecture of Drupal
- Manual installation on a web server
- Uses of Drupal
- Understanding users, roles and permissions
- Creating menus
- What are nodes?
- Managing URLs
- Taxonomy overview
- Themes and Blocks Explaining the module architecture.
- Configuring the blog, poll, forum and webform modules Themes overview.
- How content works with Drupal
- Creating custom content types
- Adding new CCK modules: Date, Email and Link Using Views to display content
- How themes work
- Ways to create your own theme
- Sub-theming with the Zen framework
- Creating a Drupal 7 site from scratch
Good understanding of HTML. CSS and PHP knowledge would be helpful but not required.
You must have an UNIX/LINUX web host account that supports PHP and has a MySQL database.
|Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.|