Overview

Introduction to Drupal at UNH
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Introduction to Drupal

The use of Drupal as a website Content Management System (CMS) has become increasingly more popular in recent years.  Often used by K-12 and higher education organizations, it is now spreading into the corporate and and non-profit sectors as well. It even powered whitehouse.gov during the Obama administration.

In this hands-on workshop, we will look at what Drupal can offer your organization by building a website for a fictional animal shelter.

By the end of this training, you will understand:

  • how to create, update, and delete content
  • how to manage access (users, roles, and permissions)
  • content types and fields - the basic building blocks of Drupal web pages
  • views - lists of content
  • modules - to add functionality
  • themes - to control the look at feel of your site
  • taxonomy - to classify and categorize your content
  • how to create and manipulate menus

This is the perfect course for anyone who uses Drupal's interfaces to manage a website on behalf of an organization, or anyone who is interested in learning more about how Drupal's fundamentals work.

Students need to bring a laptop, PC or Mac, with them to class.

What You Will Learn

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Introduction to Drupal

By the end of this training, you will understand:

  • how to create, update, and delete content
  • how to manage access (users, roles, and permissions)
  • content types and fields - the basic building blocks of Drupal web pages
  • views - lists of content
  • modules - to add functionality
  • themes - to control the look at feel of your site
  • taxonomy - to classify and categorize your content
  • how to create and manipulate menus

During class you will be using Drupal to build a website for a fictional animal shelter.

Tools & Materials

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Introduction to Drupal

Students need to bring a laptop, PC or Mac, with them to class.  If you do not have a laptop, contact Michael Mengers (michael.mengers@unh.edu) to reserve a loaner for use during the workshop.

All additional course resources and materials will be provided.

Instructor Bios

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Introduction to Drupal

  • Chris Wells

    Christopher Wells

    Chris is a co-owner of Redfin Solutions, LLC, a web development shop based in Portland, ME that has been specializing in building websites for Drupal for nearly 13 years. Chris and his partner met at what is now Wayfair, building truly custom web solutions for an ecommerce giant. When they decided to cut out on their own, they needed a technology that brought tons of power out of the gate, but could be adapted to the same extent that truly custom software could be, and they chose Drupal.

    Chris is passionate about Drupal, the web, and Open Source in general. But when he's not evangelizing one of those things, he's go three little ones to keep him busy. If he can eke any time away, he spends it on the disc golf course.

This course is currently unavailable.