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Building a Drupal 7 site - from installation to full real life site

from installation to full real life site
Introducing Drupal

Building a Drupal 7 site - from installation to full real life site

45 minutes (+15 minutes Q&A)



Drupal | Site building

With Drupal 7 just around the corner (beta releases are planned for July), this session will demonstrate the creation of a simple real life site. The session starts with site sketching and a core Drupal 7 install and ends with a production-ready website.

In this session you will learn how to create a Drupal site that has:

  • a blog & news section
  • a product section with image gallery
  • client interaction - (contact page, forum and simple mailing list)
  • a custom front page (with the help of views, blocks and a little custom css)
  • basic SEO configuration

Session plan

  • Planning the look & function of the site
  • Selection of core and contributed modules
  • Drupal 7 basic installation - from database creation to a basic Drupal site
  • Drupal 7 site admininstrator's basics - content & users management, site configuration, modules and themes
  • Visual look - theme installation
  • Blog & news section - fields, wysiwyg editor with simple image and video embed support
  • Views introduction
  • Product section with product image gallery support
  • Basic SEO configuration
  • Home page tweaks with a little css
  • Contact page
  • Forum creation
  • Setting a simple mailing list
  • What can you do next?



3. July 2010 - 10:00