Drupal In A Day

Speaker: Pavithra Raman | Solution Architect | Acquia | India

Date: 7th November 2014

Time: 10:45 to 14:00

Venue: Workshop Room 2

Fee: Rs. 1250/-

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Get a solid  introduction to Drupal 7 in one day. Learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities. By the end of this day you will be familiar with Drupal terminology and be able to identify how Drupal sites are constructed. You will know how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality you need.

Course Objectives:
The main objective of this course is to make the participant well versed with basic concepts of Drupal and to make them familiar with the best practices while using this very powerful open source tool.
Understanding Drupal core concepts and its internal structure.
* Drupal Modules
* Content Management in Drupal
* Site building
* Extending Drupal

Course Contents:
Session 1: What is Drupal?
Unit 1.1 – Drupal’s strengths!
Unit 1.2 – What’s in the box?
Unit 1.3 – Common modules
Unit 1.4 – Installing modules

Session 2: Content management
Unit 2.1 – Creating and managing content
Unit 2.2 – Designing Content types
Unit 2.3 – Categorize content with Taxonomy
Unit 2.4 – Manage users

Session 3: Site Building with Drupal
Unit 3.1 – Create lists of content with Views
Unit 3.2 – Information architecture
Unit 3.3 – Layout
Unit 3.4 – Navigation

Session 4: Extending Drupal
Unit 4.1 – Modules “Can Drupal do X?”
Unit 4.2 – Themes
Unit 4.3 – Distributions and Install profiles

Session 5: Practical review. Apply what you have learned.

Benefits/ Takeaways

* Configure and set up a basic Drupal site.
* Select, install and configure modules and themes from Drupal.org
* Create content and configure content types, Create listings of content.
* Manage user roles and accounts.
* Manage aliases and URL paths.
* Create blocks and place them in the layout

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is looking for a hands-on introduction on building a Site in Drupal. Developers, Web Designers or Marketing professional looking to build their customer’s Digital assets. Anyone from any level in the industry can get into this course to understand the basics of Drupal and how it can power their Digital Experience.


An understanding of a Content Management System is helpful. Experience using and building websites using systems such as WordPress, Joomla!, or HTML and CSS.
Because this class will be an overview and not an in-depth course, it is perfect for people who are on the fence about using Drupal or who are looking for a hands-on introduction.

As this is a BYOD type session, you need to get your own device and have a xAMP stack like XAMPP for OSX/Windows/Linux, Wampserver for Windows to be installed.


4 hours

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