Drupal, as a content management platform, has a lightweight, modular core system that has given rise to thousands of powerful modules. However, understanding how to make use of the wide array of options or even where to get started can be a daunting task.
This tutorial will examine some of the core best practices in Drupal site building by creating an entire site live. Watch as authors of Using Drupal take the base download of Drupal from installation to complete website by using some simple best practices. See how to make the most of this awesome platform and get a taste of the “Drupal way”.
James Walker is Lullabot’s Director of Education where he oversees the company’s public workshops, seminars and private Drupal trainings. A leader in the Drupal community, James is a founding member of the non-profit Drupal Association and the Drupal security team. As a long time member of the Drupal community, James maintains over a dozen modules and has contributed countless patches to Drupal core. A long time believer in Open Source and Open Standards, James has spent years co-ordinating Drupal’s involvement with other communities such as Jabber/XMPP and, most recently, OpenID. An engaging speaker, James is a frequently requested presenter at many types of technical conferences. His humorous and informative lectures have been among the most well-attended at DrupalCons, starting with the first – four years ago. James is known as “walkah” on drupal.org.
Addison Berry has been involved with the Drupal project for over 3 years and is the project’s current Documentation Team Lead. She works for Lullabot, an Open Source consulting and training company that specializes in Drupal, and co-authored O’Reilly’s “Using Drupal” book. She helps maintain the Drupal.org website and is a permanent member of the Drupal Association General Assembly. In addition to her focus on documentation, both written and video, she is involved in core and contributed development, and has been involved with mentoring programs such as the Drupal Dojo and Google’s Highly Open Participation (GHOP) program.
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