Agenda

Goals

  • People attending the workshop should come away with a good understanding of what Drupal does and what types of sites it can be used for.
  • They should be exposed to the basics of building a site in Drupal.
  • They should be exposed to the modules most people use to build Drupal sites.

To achieve these goals, this hands-on workshop will guide participants step-by-step through getting Drupal set up and creating a sample site: a basic web site with a photo gallery.

Schedule

Note: The step-by-step page has more details about the hands-on portions of this agenda.

Day 1 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Introduction to Drupal - Presentation

The presentation (Intro to Drupal Part 1) is available on the Notes and Resources page

  • Introduce leader and volunteers.
  • Presentation: Intro to Drupal

Day 1 - 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM - Getting set up - Hands on

We'll make sure everyone has either a temporary web hosting account at WebEnabled (www.webenabled.com), or a local Apache, PHP, and MySQL stack: XAMPP (www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html), WAMP (www.wampserver.com/en/), or MAMP (www.mamp.info/en/index.html) to run Drupal on. Then we'll each install Drupal 7.

Day 2 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Basics of Drupal - Hands on

  • Enabling modules
  • Changing and configuring the theme
  • Setting up automatic URL aliases
  • Creating "Page" content
  • Setting your site's home page, and other settings on the Site Information page
  • Editing the Primary Links menu

Day 2 - 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM - Content types and Fields - Hands on

  • Creating a custom content type with custom fields (image, text, taxonomy)
  • Creating content for this content type
  • Changing how the content is displayed (image size, etc.)

Day 3 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Views and Blocks - Hands on

  • Using the Views module to create a photo gallery
  • Using the Views module to create a Latest Photo block
  • Arranging and configure blocks on different pages of the site

Day 3 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Additional Topics and Wrap-up - Presentation, discussion

The presentation (Intro to Drupal Part 2) is available on the Notes and Resources page.