Site Building with Drupal 7

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2017-11-13 (All day) - 2017-11-14 (All day) UTC
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

This course is suitable both for users who are new to Drupal and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. You'll learn how to make custom content types and use Views as well as use the block system and taxonomy to organize content. You'll also be able to create custom pages, blocks, and RSS feeds on your site. Building calendars and using popular modules to execute complex, dynamic queries of content is also covered in depth.

Duration: 2 days

Price: 995.00
GSA Price: 952.39
Online Price: 995.00

Course Prerequisites
Experience with web development.
Course Objectives
Know how to use the block system and taxonomy to organize content.
Be able to create custom pages, blocks, and RSS feeds on your site.
Have created a photo gallery, an automated Workflow and Calendaring system
Know how to make custom content types and use Views, blocks and taxonomy

Course Outline
Session 1: Introduction

Unit 1.1: What is Site Building?
Unit 1.2: Your client, GlobalTravel
Unit 1.3: Site configuration review - Prepare your site
Unit 1.4: Improve the developer experience
Unit 1.5: Professionalize your development workflow
Session Summary

Session 2: Designing and planning content

Unit 2.1: Planning content types
Unit 2.2: Create and plan content types
Unit 2.3: Add and customize fields
Unit 2.4: Add taxonomy field to categorize content
Unit 2.5: Manage display
Unit 2.6: Set permissions
Unit 2.7: Content type test drive
Unit 2.8: Modify image styles and display
Session Summary

Session 3: Content display and organization

Unit 3.1: Building custom queries with Views
Unit 3.2: Create lists of content using Views
Unit 3.3: Related content
Session Summary

Session 4: Site structure and layout

Unit 4.1: Patterns, Paths and URL aliases
Unit 4.3: A custom menu
Session Summary

Case Studies: How did they do that?

Session 5: Functionality and interaction tutorials

Introduction: An architecture workshop
Step by step: Extend content types with new field types
Step-by-step: Company reference link
Step-by-step: Job list with drop-down filter
Step-by-step: About this author
Step-by-step: Member list and custom profiles
Step-by-step: Set custom error message
Step-by-step: Search and related content
Step-by-step: Challenges! A review

Session 6: Customizing appearance with Themes

Unit 6.1: What are themes?
Unit 6.2: Step by step - Install and configure themes
Session Summary

Session 7: Content and site maintenance

Unit 7.1: Improve content editing - Text formats and WYSIWYG
Unit 7.2: Content lists for content administrators
Unit 7.3: Taking a site offline
Unit 7.4: Backup and local testing
Unit 7.5: Updating a module
Unit 7.6: Security review
Session Summary