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Drupal Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training)

Video Description

Drupal Fundamentals LiveLessons walks you through the basics of Drupal 7 and then teaches you how to customize the powerful Drupal framework for your website's needs. The videos touch on each of the major factors of a successful content management system: functionality, content, people and permissions, work flow, and display. Through step-by-step instructions you will learn how to customize Drupal's content editing screens, create navigation systems with the module Views, refine the work flow used to publish content, and create private, member-only content areas on your site. The video lessons highlight many popular modules to extend Drupal's functionality and also teach you how to evaluate any one of the 10,000 additional modules available for Drupal.

This video series is for people who are comfortable on the Web, but new to site building in Drupal. It was specifically designed for people just learning how to build sites with Drupal, including project managers, small business owners, and designers.

The video is complemented by a support website at www.drupalfundamentals.com.

About the Author:

Emma Jane Hogbin has been working as a Web developer since 1996. She is well known in the Drupal community not only for her technical knowledge, but also for her engaging and humorous means of bringing Drupal to a wider audience–such as the Drupal socks and their GPLed pattern. Emma volunteers with the Drupal documentation team and blogs at emmajane.net. Emma is the co-author of Front End Drupal and the author of Drupal User’s Guide.

About Sneak Peek:

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction to Drupal Fundamentals LiveLessons 00:03:36
  2. Lesson 1: Installing Drupal Core and Creating Your First Site
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:51
    2. 1.1 Navigate Drupal Core 00:01:08
    3. 1.2 Install Drupal 00:00:47
    4. 1.3 Install Drupal on Windows 00:06:54
    5. 1.4 Install Drupal on shared hosting 00:22:36
    6. 1.5 Explore Drupal’s administrative screens 00:08:56
    7. 1.6 Understand content types 00:01:08
    8. 1.7 Create Front Page News with the Content Type Article 00:00:57
    9. 1.8 Add images to articles 00:01:46
    10. 1.9 Alter default image styles 00:00:48
    11. 1.10 Create basic pages 00:01:41
    12. 1.11 Create site navigation 00:01:28
    13. 1.12 Customize your site’s design 00:01:29
    14. 1.13 Enable in-site searching 00:03:34
    15. 1.14 Configure RSS settings 00:01:35
  3. Lesson 2: Storing Content
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:51
    2. 2.1 Introduction to content storage in Drupal 00:09:53
    3. 2.2 Use core content types 00:00:47
    4. 2.3 Use the core content type, basic page 00:05:30
    5. 2.4 Use the core content type, article 00:02:21
    6. 2.5 Use the core content type, blog 00:06:09
    7. 2.6 Use the core content type, book 00:11:26
    8. 2.7 Use the core content type, forum 00:08:34
    9. 2.8 Use the core content type, poll 00:07:49
    10. 2.9 Modify core content types to extend their storage capabilities 00:14:58
    11. 2.10 Create a custom content type, portfolio, to store galleries of images 00:03:20
    12. 2.11 Add fields to custom content types 00:08:12
  4. Lesson 3: Navigation and Static Lists of Content
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:43
    2. 3.1 Introduction to menus and menu items 00:01:40
    3. 3.2 Add menu items from the menu administrator screen 00:04:28
    4. 3.3 Place a node into a menu 00:02:26
    5. 3.4 Create menus 00:02:36
    6. 3.5 Display a new menu block on your site 00:03:07
    7. 3.6 Create tiered navigation 00:13:57
  5. Lesson 4: Adding Functionality with Contributed Modules
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 4.1 Finding and evaluating community contributed modules for use on your site 00:27:30
    3. 4.2 Install a contributed module: Backup and Migrate 00:05:55
    4. 4.3 Install a contributed module using alternate methods: FTP (use only if the initial install fails) 00:06:01
    5. 4.4 Enable contributed module: Backup and Migrate 00:00:58
    6. 4.5 Setup the module: Backup and Migrate 00:04:50
    7. 4.6 Download a backup of your site's database using Backup and Migrate 00:01:20
    8. 4.7 Install additional contributed modules: Generate content 00:05:46
  6. Lesson 5: Creating Custom, Dynamic Lists of Content With Views
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:13
    2. 5.1 Identifying menu-generated and views-generated lists of content 00:03:15
    3. 5.2 Install and configure the module Views 00:03:26
    4. 5.3 Review the permissions for importing new views 00:02:27
    5. 5.4 Install the module Advanced Help 00:01:31
    6. 5.5 Review the default views 00:07:45
    7. 5.6 Alter the default view for the front page 00:06:29
    8. 5.7 Configure Drupal to use your custom view as the front page of the site 00:01:12
    9. 5.8 Open the editing screens for your view 00:00:35
    10. 5.9 Create a new view with a page display 00:08:15
    11. 5.10 Customize the display's title, header, and footer 00:04:59
    12. 5.11 Customize the URL for your view's page display 00:01:49
    13. 5.12 Add a menu tab for your view's page display 00:03:45
    14. 5.13 Use the sort criteria to alter how data is sorted in your view 00:17:48
    15. 5.14 Use filters to refine what data is retrieved for your view 00:05:42
    16. 5.15 Update your list dynamically with contextual filters 00:10:14
    17. 5.16 Use fields to refine what data is displayed in your view 00:11:39
    18. 5.17 Alter the layout of items in your view with format settings to create a simple image gallery 00:19:00
    19. 5.18 Create a block display within an existing view 00:02:39
    20. 5.19 Use the random sort function to display images from a gallery 00:08:17
    21. 5.20 Place a views-generated block into the layout of your site 00:03:42
  7. Lesson 6: Layout and Site Design
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:04
    2. 6.1 Introduction to Drupal’s region-based layout system 00:02:04
    3. 6.2 Understand block administration 00:09:22
    4. 6.3 Use view modes to customize how content is displayed on your site 00:13:49
    5. 6.4 Create new image styles 00:06:35
    6. 6.5 Enhance the display of images with the module Colorbox 00:14:10
    7. 6.6 Enhance your site’s custom gallery with the module Views Slideshow 00:09:56
    8. 6.7 Apply a new theme to your site 00:17:12
    9. 6.8 Configure your theme 00:26:00
  8. Lesson 7: User Accounts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:42
    2. 7.1 Configure system messages for users 00:08:21
    3. 7.2 Create user accounts 00:12:27
    4. 7.3 Gotchas for new user accounts 00:04:06
    5. 7.4 Extend user profiles 00:08:27
    6. 7.5 Disable user accounts 00:04:53
  9. Lesson 8: Restricting Access, Working with Permissions
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:16
    2. 8.1 Review Drupal's default roles 00:06:58
    3. 8.2 Create your own roles 00:01:16
    4. 8.3 Refining permissions for each role 00:11:52
    5. 8.4 Assign roles to a user 00:05:11
    6. 8.5 Install and enable modules needed for private content 00:10:52
    7. 8.6 Prepare forum topics 00:02:56
    8. 8.7 Configure the permissions for your private content 00:09:21
    9. 8.8 Create private content 00:05:23
    10. 8.9 Debug an error message 00:07:39
  10. Lesson 9: Content Work Flow
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:55
    2. 9.1 Install the module Diff 00:02:43
    3. 9.2 Use the module Diff 00:07:02
    4. 9.3 Install the module Total Control 00:08:05
    5. 9.4 Use the module Total Control 00:03:50
    6. 9.5 Install the module Workbench Moderation 00:04:48
    7. 9.6 Use the module Workbench Moderation 00:04:12
  11. Lesson 10: Site Builder Work Flow
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:04
    2. 10.1 Use the module Backup and Migrate to replicate your site at another location 00:10:28
    3. 10.2 Import content with the module Feeds 00:08:41
    4. 10.3 Export and import groups of settings with the module Features 00:09:05
    5. 10.4 Update Drupal core 00:19:27
    6. 10.5 Update Drupal contributed modules 00:06:50
    7. 10.6 Uninstall Drupal modules 00:04:54
  12. Summary
    1. Summary of Drupal Fundamentals LiveLessons 00:02:43