Drupal in a Day

Drupal in a Day is a beginner level workshop designed to walk attendees through the creation of a Drupal website from start to finish. Using the instructor's prebuilt Drupal site for reference, participants will begin with a blank website and from there learn how to add and manage users as well as custom content (including turning on and off comments, or setting comments to read only). This workshop also covers creation of custom content types and views to display this content in various parts throughout the site including custom blocks and list pages. 

Because this class is designed to be an overview and not an in-depth course, it is perfect for people who are looking for a hands-on introduction, or are on the fence about using Drupal. Those seeking a more comprehensive Drupal site-building workshop should attend the Drupal for Site Builders course.

The workshop fee includes lunch and materials. It is recommended that you bring your own laptop. If you are unable to bring a laptop, we will supply you with a "loaner" provided that advanced notice is given to the workshop coordinator.

Learning Goals

  • Managing content, navigation and taxonomy
  • Extending Drupal through modules
  • Understanding theming and modifying page layouts
  • User management and permissions
  • Modifying and creating content types
  • Fields (CCK) basics
  • Simple views

Course Format

The is a one-day course with a mixture of lecture, demonstrations, exercises, and workshop time.

Intended Audience

This introductory workshop is suitable for those who have little or no previous experience with Drupal. It is ideal for students and employees from a variety of business roles (i.e. owners, managers, marketers, and web developers) who desire to see the power of Drupal in a hands-on, interactive, instructor led environment

Prerequisites

Attendees should have an interest in learning about content management systems. No prior web development or Drupal skiills are required. Some previous understanding of content management & Drupal are helpful. 

Additional courses

Drupal for Site Builders directly builds upon the skills taught in this class providing a more in depth look at CCK, views and other popular site building modules.