Drupal is a free and open source Content Management System written in PHP. With Drupal you can create a simple personal homepage, a company website, a blog, an ecommerce site, etc. Hundreds of modules are available for use with Drupal. You can create events calendars, a contact form, product catalogs, polls or surveys, guestbook, a forum, or newsletter signup. The possibilities are endless. Basically, there are no limits with Drupal, you really can make any type of website you want. No programming skills are required!
This class is for anyone that is interested in creating a personal, club, or group site/blog using Drupal. In this class we will plan and design our own web site/blog in Drupal. No knowledge of XHTML, CSS, or PHP is necessary. I will give you written and visual instructions that will take you step by step through the lessons. We will create content, add and manage users, select a theme, and other exciting things. The main intent for this class is to learn the basics of Drupal. There are many Drupal blogs and web sites on the web. When we finish you will have a completed blog/web site that you can continue using. We will be doing a site on whatever "G" rated subject that you choose or you can use the material provided to make a Garden Club site. In Drupal Basics II and III you can add more functionality to your site. We will use the same site for all Drupal Basics classes.
You will need the following components running on your web server before you begin the installation process:
LVS Online Hosting has plans that will work or you can use a different webhost. Please note that the free personal hosting account will not work for this class.
Students should be able to work through the lessons step-by-step, accurately, with the course materials provided. Each lesson builds on the previous one so each should be completed sequentially.
Students should have working knowledge of their operating system and must understand directories and paths:
Free Windows Class Here
Directory Structure Tutorial Here
Winzip Tutorial Here
"Very well written lessons. Covered all the basics, with understandable explanations. Drupal has enormous capabilities, and this was a great introduction."
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