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Introduction to Drupal 6 Tutorial


Drupal is an open source content management framework that allows you to develop and deploy simple and complex Web sites rapidly. This practical "how to" course by author and Drupal expert, Trevor James, begins by showing you how to install and configure Drupal and progresses into showing you how to build functional blogs, polls, forms, podcasts, and photo galleries, and the specific modules and themes you need to use to do so. After taking the course you’ll be on your way to becoming a Drupal expert and look forward to designing state of the art Web sites using this powerful open source tool. The course uses the latest version of Drupal 6.x. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

Introduction to Drupal & the Course

Drupal
Example Drupal Web sites
Technology & System Requirements pt. 1
Technology & System Requirements pt. 2

Installing Drupal

Installing MOWES Portable pt. 1
Installing MOWES Portable pt. 2
Downloading & Extracting Drupal
Running Drupal Installer
Installing Shared Host/Prod Server pt. 1
Installing Shared Host/Prod Server pt. 2
Installing Shared Host/Prod Server pt. 3

Drupal Configuration

Status Report & Cron
Input/Logging/Performance/Information

Drupal Content

Content Types – Page & Story
Posting Content
Navigation Menus & Admin Menus
Intro to Blocks

Blocks & Modules

How Blocks & Modules Interact
Adding Custom Blocks
Enabling Blog/Forum & Poll Modules

Using Core Drupal Modules

Contact Form pt. 1
Contact Form pt. 2
Aggregator Module pt. 1
Aggregator Module pt. 2
Aggregator Module pt. 3

Core & Contributed Modules

Contributed Modules – FCKEditor & IMCE
FCK pt. 1
FCK pt. 2
Posting Blog Content using FCK & IMCE pt. 1
Posting Blog Content using FCK & IMCE pt. 2
IMCE & FCK Image sizing
IMCE Image sizing & Text Alignment

Module Functionality

Contributed Modules – Administration Menu
File Uploads & File Attachments pt. 1
File Uploads & File Attachments pt. 2
Uploading PPT/Word/PDF

Site Maintenance & User Management

Site Maintenance
User Roles
Permissions/Roles & Users

Drupal Forums Module

Forum pt. 1
Forum pt. 2
Forum pt. 3
Forum pt. 4
Disabling User Login Block

Drupal Themes & Theming

Intro to Theming
Garland pt. 1
Garland pt. 2
Garland pt. 3
Garland pt. 4
Pushbutton
Configuring the Global Theme Settings
Configuring User Themes

Contributed Themes

Contrib Themes pt. 1
Contrib Themes pt. 2
Contrib Themes pt. 3
Contrib Themes pt. 4
Editing the Zen Theme pt. 1
Editing the Zen Theme pt. 2
Editing the Zen Theme pt. 3

Patching Drupal Core

Patching Drupal & Contrib Modules pt. 1
Patching Drupal & Contrib Modules pt. 2
Installing Contrib Modules pt. 1
Installing Contrib Modules pt. 2

Taxonomy

Taxonomy pt. 1
Taxonomy pt. 2
Taxonomy pt. 3
Taxonomy pt. 4
Taxonomy pt. 5
Taxonomy pt. 6

Content Construction Kit

CCK pt. 1
CCK pt. 2
CCK pt. 3
CCK pt. 4
CCK pt. 5
CCK pt. 6
CCK pt. 7

Imagecache & Views

Introduction to Views Module
ImageCache pt. 1
ImageCache pt. 2
ImageCache pt. 3
Build a Photo Gallery pt. 1
Build a Photo Gallery pt. 2
Build a Photo Gallery pt. 3
Build a Photo Gallery pt. 4
Build a Photo Gallery pt. 5

Panels

Panels Intro
Panels pt. 1
Panels pt. 2
Panels pt. 3
Panels pt. 4
Panels pt. 5
Panels pt. 6
Panels pt. 7

Book Module

Book pt. 1
Book pt. 2
Book pt. 3

Comments Module

Comments pt. 1
Comments pt. 2
Comments pt. 3
Comments pt. 4

Path & URL Alias Module

Path pt. 1
Path pt. 2

Poll Module

Poll pt. 1
Poll pt. 2

Webform Module

Webform pt. 1
Webform pt. 2
Webform pt. 3
Webform pt. 4

Drupal Multimedia & Web 2.0

Podcasting pt. 1
Podcasting pt. 2
Embedding Web 2.0 Code pt. 1
Embedding Web 2.0 Code pt. 2

Wrap Up

Wrap Up/Final Thoughts

Credits

About This Author


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