Drupal 7 Site Building Best Practices (2 day Online Instructor Led)


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About this course

Have you inherited a Drupal site? You may be wondering how you can improve on and expand your site.

This five day package would suit junior developers with no prior experience with programming. These may be a team of developers at a digital agency. Or it may be cross-functional teams from across an organization. This package is suitable at the start of a project where a team will want to get familiar with how Drupal works to plan and implement. Or it is also suitable when moving development and customization in-house after another agency has done the development work previous.

Event details

This 2-day course provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for managing content and configuring Drupal 7 websites. Hands-on labs will include work with Content Types, Taxonomy, Views, Menus and many useful modules.

Course Outline
Day 1: Site Building
Setting up a local environment

  • Planning Your New Site
  • What is Site Building?
  • Content Types
  • Taxonomy
  • Anatomy of a Drupal Page
  • Designing Structured Content Collection
  • Planning Content Types
  • Create a Content Type
  • Adding New Fields & Modifying Existing Fields
  • Adding Taxonomy Fields to Categorize Content
  • Manage Display: Modify Image Styles and Display
  • Set Permissions
  • Content Type Test Drive

Content Display and Organization

  • Introduction to Views
  • Create List of Content Using Views
  • Views Display Types
  • Adding Related Content with Views
  • Views Caching and Modules to Extend Views

Day 2: Site Building
Site Navigation and URLs

  • Custom URL Aliases
  • The Menu System

Module Configuration Workshop

  • Selecting Modules to Extend Drupal Functionality
  • 7 Step-by-Step Labs: experiment with common functionality including Calendar and complex Views

Customizing Appearance with Themes

  • What are Themes?
  • Install and Configure Themes

Content Workflows and Site Maintenance

  • Custom Content Editing, CKEditor
  • Workbench

Should I Take this Course?
This course is perfect for those who are:

  • newly responsible for a Drupal 7 website,
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 7
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal 7 development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal 7 Certification

Recommended Experience
A basic understanding of the following technologies is helpful, but not required:

  • Authoring content using a Content Management system
  • Experience with Drupal's administrative interface

Online This is an online event.

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