Learn how to use a flexible system to control what displays on your site and where through configuration. Learn how to configure per-page or per-section layouts; or set up custom layouts for anonymous or selected roles; and control where content is displayed.
Panels is a popular Drupal module used to create individual pages with complex layouts of your content (3 column vs 2 column layout, with or without a top header or footer, etc). We’ll show you how to use Panels to take over existing pages such as the node creation page, and cover how to use Panels in conjunction with Views to create context-specific displays of your data. We'll explain how to embed views within Panels, create custom block sections, create custom node displays, and create custom administration pages.
Acquia offers this course for Drupal versions 6 and 7.
Completion of Drupal in a Day and Site Builder training or equivalent experience with Drupal.
By the end of the training you will be able to:
Create customizable, configurable layouts.
Create a system to allow users to modify layout without touching code.
Employ contexts and variants for a control over display of content depending on context such as page or user role.
What is provided:
Some events provide lunch and refreshments. Check the individual event listings for details.
Participants will receive a printed manual which outlines step-by-step activities.
Depending on venue, participants will either be provided with a sandbox environment in a computer lab, or they will use their own computers.