Drupal 7 Site Building Best Practices-Online

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This 2-day course provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for managing content and configuring Drupal 7 websites.

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This 2-day course provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for managing content and configuring Drupal 7 websites. Hands-on labs will include work with Content Types, Taxonomy, Views, Menus and many useful modules.

Should I Take this Course?

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • newly responsible for a Drupal 7 website,
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 7
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal 7 development

Recommended Experience

A basic understanding of the following technologies is helpful, but not required:

  • Authoring content using a Content Management system
  • Experience with Drupal's administrative interface
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Course Outline

Site Building Day 1

  • Under the Hood of a Simple Website
  • Setting up a local environment
  • Getting Started
  • What is Drupal?
  • What Features Does Drupal 7 Offer?
  • Important Drupal Terminology
  • Drupal 8 Administration Toolbar
  • Content Types and Content Modeling
  • Structured Content Types
  • Custom Content Types and Fields
  • Categorize Content with Taxonomy
  • Understanding Content Workflows
  • User Roles and Permissions
  • Creating Roles and Assigning Permissions
  • Account Registration Settings
  • The Authenticated User Registration Form
  • Creating a Content Editor Account via Administrator

Site Building Day 2

  • Building What Appears on the Page
  • Page Layouts with Blocks
  • Custom Blocks
  • Building Dynamic Lists of Content with Views
  • Views Displays
  • Custom URL Aliases
  • Configuration Synchronization
  • Building Complex Views
  • Contextual Filters
  • Relationships
  • Exposing Filter Options to Visitors
  • Creating a View that Returns a List of Content in JSON
  • Fielding Entities and Managing Displays
  • Review Adding Fields to a Content Type
  • Adding Fields to a Content Type
  • Adding Fields to a Taxonomy Term
  • Adding Fields to Block Types
  • Review Display Modes
  • Images and Display
  • drupal.org and Extending Drupal
  • drupal.org Community Resources
  • Extending Drupal with Modules
  • Using Themes

CANCELLATION POLICY: If your class is cancelled or does not confirm, we will make every effort to reschedule your enrollment to assure you get the training you need in a timely manner. If you are unable to attend class, you must notify Tyto ten (10) days prior to the class start date to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued after that time, though we will work with your organization to reschedule or reassign enrolled students.

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