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Drupal Workshop

UPDATED - see below

I'll be leading a workshop on installing and using Drupal on 15 Jul 2007, at the local DeVry facilities (room 216). This workshop will be between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The agenda for the workshop and more details are provided below.

The workshop is free and open to the public. A donation to CLUG is encouraged if you are not a member, but not mandatory.

If you plan on attending, you are encouraged to bring a computer to work on. We'll be using VMWare virtual machines to facilitate the workshop and minimize time to setup the individual computers/laptops. So, if you are bringing a system to work on, you may want to install VMWare Player or VMWare Server (both are free downloads). If you need assistance getting these installed on Linux, ask on the CLUG-Talk or CLUG-Tech mailing lists. (these links point to the sign-up page, in case you are are not already on there... )

In addition, make sure you bring along everything you need to run any system you may be bringing. Power cords, keyboard, mouse, network cable, monitor, etc. We will be providing a switch and a basic network.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there!

UPDATED (13 Jul 2007 01:35am)
I've added a point to the Agenda - backing up a Drupal site.
Also, I've been asked if the VMWare setup is necessary. It would be helpful, but I fully appreciate "Murphy's Law" and expect there'll be a system or two that cannot run VMWare for some reason. So in this case I have an alternative setup. It's not quite as convenient, but you won't be missing anything if you don't have VMWare. It'll just be tougher for you to take your hands on work home with you... :)

And here's the agenda:

Drupal Workshop Agenda

09:00 - 10:00 Workstation Setup (if needed)
10:00 - 10:30 Diving In (Installing Drupal)
10:30 - 11:00 User Tasks
  • Account management
  • Creating content
  • Adding comments (if available)
11:00 - 12:00 Admin tasks:
  • The Site Configuration Menu
  • The Site Building Menu
  • The User Management Menu
  • The Content Management Menu
  • Extending Drupal:
    • Adding Modules
    • Adding Themes
    • Enhanced Security
    • Adding content
13:00 - 14:00 Admin Tasks (continued)
  • Backing Up your Drupal Site
14:00 - 14:30 Building a simple Business Brochure Site
  • picking a theme
  • determine what modules we want
  • adding content
14:30 - 15:00 Building a community site
  • picking a theme
  • determine what modules we want
  • setting up user access
  • adding content
15:00 - 16:00 Make it your own
  • Build a custom theme
  • Build a custom module
16:00 - 17:00 Wrapping up - Towards the Future!