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Drupal Cookbook for New Drupallers

Speaker: Nancy Wichmann A whirlwind trip through the author's "Beginner's Cookbook" on Drupal.org. You will get the basics that you need to get a site up and running, and customized how you want it.

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Thank you
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My notes…

Nancy’s Site – Drupal Cookbook..
http://nanwich.com/DrupalCookbook.htm

This Video..

01:37
No installation info.
No multi-site info.
No synchronizing info.
No Error Page info.

02:38
‘Node’ generally..
– Points or areas in-common
between 2 or more separate things.

03:15
Drupal ‘Database’..
– A collection of separate ‘tables’
that are full of ‘all’ the stuff.

03:30
A Drupal ‘node’ is the intersection
of a minimum of two
database tables’ stuff.

03:59
Page Areas.
- Header.
- Sidebars.
- Footer.
- Content Area.

Each area has multiple sections.

05:00
Theme

- The look and feel of a site.
- The code.

Block.

Module. (aka Contributed Modules).
- Views.
- CCK. (‘Image field in cck’
conflicts with ‘Image’ module ??)
- Image.
- FAQ.
- Weblinks.
- Taxonomy Image.

07:00
Do(s)

08:30
No programming needed.

[CSS (cascading style sheets)
for theme changes]

09:15
Don’t(s)

11:10
Avoid ‘automated script installation’
of Drupal to avoid future troubles.

11:35
Lamp- Wamp- Mamp-
Package with Drupal
php 5.2.5 for Drupal 7.

Php 5.3 problems with Drupal 6.

12:35
Clean-URLs ar good.

13:15
Core Modules ‘Enable’ recommended.

- Comment. For Guests.
- ‘Path’. Human readable URLs.
– [‘Path_Auto’ for automatic.]
- Taxonomy.
- Color.
- Blog. More than one author.
- Book.

14:48
Content types

- Story. Title; and Body as teaser.
- Page. (same as Story except default settings.)
(In the future, ‘page’ will be the full screen ??)
- Book. (same as Story except default settings;
and intended for multi-level
collaborative collections.)
- Blog. (same as story except default publishing options;
and intended as ‘time’ ordered collection.)

16:50
Creating Content.

- Home page is Front page.
- Welcome Story.
- Stories are intended to be
‘multiple per page’.

Title and body.

18:04
- If using ‘revisions’, use ‘Log message’.
?? utilities ?? module ??

Comments: See globally with “content type”
but can be changed on a node-by-node basis.

19:00
URL path settings.

19:20
Menu Settings.

- Not intended for Blog.
- ‘Title’ shows in menu.
- ‘Description’ displays on hover.
- ‘Parent item’ allows you to create
collapsing and expanding
multi-level menus.
- ‘Weight’ assigns relative positioning
of menu items. Drag-and-drop weight settings.

20:08
Authoring Info.

- Do not change ‘author info’.

20:20
Publishing Options.

- Set ‘Sticky at top of list’
for ‘front page’ (home page)
‘Welcome Message’.

20:40
Teaser.

- For multiple node pages.
- 600 character ~~ unlimited
and with ‘break comment’.

21:52
Avoid WYSIWYG editors.

22:10
Contacts.

EMail address exposure.
- Enable ‘Contact’ Module.

Admin >> Site building >> contact form.
Admin >> Site building >> menus.

Contact Us.

24:05
FTP is insecure.

Use WinScp (free) though you may
need your webhost’s help.

25:55
[para-phrased]

With Drupal, you will soon have
experience having uploaded/ installed
your site multiple times, and
it will become second nature to you.
[End poetic-license}

28:00
Disable Login / User registration.

Admin >> Site Building >> Blocks >>
Change ‘Region’ setting for
“User Login” block to ‘none’.

Back-Door into off-line site..
http://sample.com/user
…“/user”.

29:40
Taxonomy.
- A way to classify ‘posts’.

Vocabulary.
- A collection of terms that must
be assigned to be of value.

31:30
Tagging; ‘Free Tagging".
- ’Term’(s) can be added later to posts.

http://drupal.org
http://groups.drupal.org
http://nanwich.com/DrupalCookbook.htm

New-User as best Documentation
creators for new users.

Add D6 modules
- Administrator Theme ??
- Administrative Menu ??
to simulate D7.

Posted 4 years by Christopher James Francis Rodgers

You don’t recommend installing Drupal with Fantastico however according to Ucwebhost, Drupal can be updated through Fantastico. Is this Ok?

Posted almost 4 years by Dynamata

thanks sukant

Posted over 3 years by Anonymous 00:00:45

how to increase volume

Posted almost 3 years by Anonymous 00:02:52

no audio

Posted over 2 years by Anonymous 00:00:01

how to increase volume

Posted over 1 year by Anonymous 00:03:19

how to increase the volume

Posted over 1 year by Anonymous 00:02:55

grrrrrrrrrrrttttttttttttt

Posted 4 months by Anonymous 00:00:05

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