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Drupal is a content management system and framework that is the tool of choice for many of the webs largest and most popular websites. It is remarkably powerful, free software that can be used to build any kind of website or web application. In this course, web designer and teacher Joe Chellman shows you how to build a basic website from scratch, demonstrating the power Drupal offers out of the proverbial box, with no programming experience necessary. Youll learn step by step how to install, manage, customize, and maintain your site with a minimum of hassle.

In this workshop youll learn how to use the content management system Drupal to build powerful and flexible websites. The contents of this course include:

Intro to Drupal
This chapter introduces Drupal and the installation process well be using in this course. We will also look at some ways of getting started with Drupal without having to do your own installation.

Installing Drupal Yourself
This chapter goes over how to install Drupal yourself on your own Unix-based web hosting account.

Initial Configuration
This chapter gives you an overview of the administrative interface of Drupal. If Drupal were a car, this would be showing you how to adjust the mirrors and seats to make sure your driving experience is comfortable.

Managing Content: Nodes, Blocks, and Comments
In this chapter, well get into the basics of managing content in Drupal. Youll learn how to add and edit content as well as how to work with menus, blocks, and comments.

Intermediate Content Management: Types and Tags
Two of Drupals differentiating features are its ability to create custom content types beyond pages and articles, and its sophisticated taxonomy system for organizing content. This lesson covers how to work with both of these powerful and useful features.

Visual Design and Themes
This chapter goes over the basics of making a Drupal site look and feel the way you want it to, first by going over the default theme in Drupal 7, and then by introducing the notions of base themes and subthemes.

Extending Drupal via Modules
While Drupal is very capable out of the downloadable box, there is a lot of customization you can do with modules. This chapter looks at what modules are and how to install them, and demonstrates several specific modules that are useful for the website were building in this course.

Maintaining Drupal
As with any web application, it is important to keep a Drupal installation healthy through regular maintenance, backups, and upgrades. This chapter shows you a few things you can do both before and after launching your site to help keep it healthy.

Help and Community
The Drupal community is a tremendous resource for help and a wonderful community in which to participate. This chapter will show you how to employ the community to get help with Drupal, and how to join in and give back.

The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. Also included are exercise files that give you an easy way to try out the techniques you learn.

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