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Drupal Gardens: The fastest way to create a gorgeous Drupal 7 site

Fast theming + fast site building + hosted Drupal 7
Introducing Drupal



Introducing Drupal



Drupal Gardens: The fastest way to create a gorgeous Drupal 7 site

Day:  Thursday, 26. august 2010
Time:  09:00-09:50
45 minutes (+15 minutes Q&A)



Want to easily create a free Drupal 7 site and make it beautiful without opening up a text editor or using CSS tools? Want an easy way to check out Drupal 7 without any installation? We'll show you how to quickly create a Drupal site with a wide set of features and a custom theme using a new service called Drupal Gardens. If you're new to Drupal - there is no easier way to get started with Drupal. If you're a Drupal expert - cool, this will save you time prototyping your site with clients and you can export your site's complete code and database at any time, allowing you to customize it and host it wherever you want. This service will always have a free tier, and in 2010 all tiers are free including using your own custom domain.

We'll show you how to save time and money when you need to:
- Build small production sites
- Quickly prototype sites and themes for clients
- Create your own base themes and site templates to make future sites even easier to build

This session is for beginners to experts and will cover Drupal fundamentals and features to make site building easier. You'll learn to create a site with a variety of features - and we'll also show you now to duplicate your site and use it as your own template.

  • Custom theme
  • Different layouts for different pages
  • Rotating banner on your home page
  • Blocks and navigation
  • Blog and forums
  • Custom content types
  • Images via a media browser and library
  • Custom roles and permissions
  • Feedback link and contact us page
  • Follow us and Share this features
  • And more!

You'll see how you can start with a theme and customize it to make it unique. And we'll save plenty of time for Q&A session, so come with lots of questions!

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