Drupal Introduction

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BARRIERS

  • static HTML & org capacity

CMS

  • WP has biggest market, Drupal is 2nd

Reviewing the UI

Drupal is a software and requires hosting for Apache and MySQL

DRUPAL

  • MySQL
  • broader Platform than WP
  • includes API > functions out of the box

DRUPAL 8

  • releases tomorrow
  • 2 versions are supported (D6&7 currently)
  • Drupal has a big focus on contributed modules


OUT OF THE BOX

  • Drupal Core has a fair amount of functions (less than WP)
  • Drupal must be built in order to be useful


ROLES

  • can be assigned to org members
  • permissions can be assigned to different roles


FIELDS

  • each content type has a field
  • fields are configured after content type is made
  • fields also include widgets, expanding the field function


MODULES

  • WYSIWIG
  • there are standards that help to build the site
  • more modules await in Drupal
  • a lot can be done with modules

EXAMPLE : KRC (Korean Resource Center)

  • Drupal code and modules


SOMETHING ABOUT BACKDROP

  • is a fork of Drupal
  • takes from D7 and pulls back D8
  • this allows smaller sites to stay up longer
  • simplifies some drupal functions


OTHER NOTES

  • Drupal 8 will improve its extensive multilingual functions
  • Rule : don't hack core
  • Drupal.org > Project > DL & Extend (>Themes)
  • Custom themes are often made with base theme
  • Adaptive Theme is a good base theme, this can be built on