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Drupal 7 Advanced Training

Course Summary

  Teaches web site designers how to take their sites to the next level with a few advanced techniques and the free and open-source Drupal software.   

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    Course Syllabus

    Planning your Drupal career
    1. Moving from Development to Production
    Comparing development and production environments
    Configuring your settings.php file
    Running multiple sites from one Drupal installation
    Troubleshooting common issues
    2. Hosting Drupal on the Web
    Understanding your Drupal site's place on the web
    Selecting a web host
    Using Unix's command-line interface
    Working with your web host's access restrictions
    Using cPanel and other graphical web host interfaces
    Transferring files to and from your web host
    Moving databases using phpMyAdmin
    Moving databases using Unix commands
    Modifying server configuration files
    3. Building Out Your Site
    Learning from case studies
    Planning your site
    Populating your site with Devel Generate
    Managing URL paths
    Restricting access to downloadable files
    Reusing site components with the Features module
    4. Speeding Up Site Administration with Drush
    Understanding and installing Drush
    Installing Drupal using Drush
    Building a site using Drush
    5. Keeping Your Site Safe and Secure
    Backing up with the Backup and Migrate module
    Moderating comment spam
    Migrating from Drupal 6
    Migrating to Drupal 7
    6. Integrating with Other Sites
    Letting users log in through OpenID
    Letting users log in through Facebook, Twitter, and other services
    Republishing posts on Facebook and Twitter
    7. Changing Your Site's Design without Coding
    Understanding Drupal's base themes
    Introducing base themes: Zen and subtheming
    Introducing base themes: Fusion and extensibility
    Introducing base themes: AdaptiveTheme and responsive design
    Introducing base themes: Omega and mobile devices
    Using Firebug and other theming tools
    Modifying themes with Sweaver
    Modifying themes with Livethemer
    8. Making Your Site More Reactive
    Understanding the Rules module
    Demonstrating how Rules works in Drupal Commerce
    Creating practical rules
    Improving rules
    Defining conditions with the Context module
    Varying layout with the Context and Delta modules
    Varying layout with the Panels module
    9. Making Your Site More Social
    Enabling social features
    Implementing a voting system
    Rewarding good behavior with the Userpoints module
    Setting up Organic Groups
    Adding content to groups
    Seeing group activity better with views and panels
    Making groups private
    Letting each group have its own permissions
    10. Touring Drupal 7 Web Applications
    Understanding packaged Drupal distributions
    Getting a head start with Acquia Drupal
    Creating online storefronts with Drupal Commerce
    Creating government web sites with OpenPublic
    11. Final Project: A Political Campaign Site
    Taking the assignment
    Planning the project
    Preparing the infrastructure
    Starting the design
    Filling in the content
    Developing the layout
    Finishing the layout
    Refining the CSS
    Setting up sections for regional offices
    Configuring regional offices
    Connecting to social media
    Cleaning up
    Securing the site
    Next steps


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USD 25

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8 - 9 hours / week

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