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DRUPAL 7 ESSENTIAL TRAINING

Drupal 7 Essential Training shows how to get the most out of Drupal, the content management system (CMS) that powers over a quarter million web sites. The course demonstrates how to download and install Drupal, add content and graphics to a site, change layout and design elements, control visitor interactions, and expand the site's capabilities beyond what's available in Drupal core. Discussion of established best practices in each step to ensure that a site remains streamlined, secure, and up-to-date.

Topics include:

  • Understanding nodes
  • Creating basic content
  • Creating new content types
  • Managing users, roles, and permissions
  • Creating and modifying block regions
  • Adding menus

HOW TO LOG INTO LYNDA.COM

  1. Navigate to https://www.lynda.com/ and enter ucmerced.edu in the field.
  2. If you aren't logged into CAS, you will be prompted to sign in.

UNDERSTANDING HOW DRUPAL WORKS

Understanding key terms in Drupal

Touring Drupal's interface

BUILDING A DRUPAL SITE

Understanding nodes

Creating basic content

CHANGING A SITE'S INTERFACE

Understanding Drupal page layout

Taking advantage of block regions

Creating and modifying blocks

DRUPAL 7 ADVANCED TRAINING

Understanding views

Creating views

Modifying views