Basics

What do we learn in the Drupal Basics class?

The foundation of any website is the basic pages. How-to for every aspect of creating or editing a Basic Page can be found in this support site. Watch the recording of a Drupal Basics session or check out any of the tasks below for specific how-to instructions.

The goal for Drupal Basics class is to get you capable with the following tasks:


Add New Content
Drupal Help Resources
Find Content
Insert Images
Links & Anchors
Login to Drupal
Security
SEO
, Metadata & Taxonomies
Upload Files
WYSIWYG editor


Guidelines Every Editor Should Know

The Drupal Sandbox is a safe place to practice these tasks.  Login to get the credentials to use this sandbox.

What is a Basic Page and how is it different from Basic Page, Members?

There is no difference in terms of creating and editing--the difference is in relation to rights.  In order to grant editting rights to members for a page, use the Basic Page, Members content type when creating new pages.  In order to keep the training materials in tact on this sandbox, all the pages that you are free to edit as the Test users are created as Basic Page, Members so they can be editted by any member who wants to practice their basic Drupal skills.

What Other Content Types are there in Drupal?

Although the focus of the Drupal Basics class focuses on how to find, edit and create a Basic Page, there are several other content types in use on the ALA website that you can  learn more about:

Committees

Use the power of the iMIS database to dynamically display roster, charge and even RSS posts from ALA Connect for your committee or Round Table.

Feature Slides

Get events, initiatives and other important mentions featured on a slideshow on the ALA website.  Learn how everything from how to prepare your slide to proposing it to appear on the ALA-homepage

Navpods

Graphically dynamic way of directing users to content

What are some of the Security Issues we should be aware of when creating content?