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Drupal Gardens Essential Training

Course Summary

 Create and publish a complete web site with the powerful tools in Acquia’s hosted service, Drupal Gardens.       


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    Course Syllabus

     
        Introduction
            Welcome
            Previewing the finished project
            What's new in the late 2011 update?
            What is Drupal?
            What is Drupal Gardens?
            Getting started with Drupal Gardens
            Getting help
            Using the exercise files
        1. Getting Around Drupal Gardens
            Using the administrative overlay
            Using the dashboard, toolbar, and shortcut bar
            Touring the newly created site
            Configuring the site
        2. Content
            Creating and managing content
            Creating and managing content types
            Embedding YouTube videos and other media
            Subscribing to RSS feeds
            Categorizing RSS feeds
            Managing tags and taxonomies
            Creating dynamic pages with simple views
            Creating complex information collections with Views
            Creating image galleries
        3. Site Structure
            Working with blocks
            Setting up rotating banners
            Understanding menus
            Setting up contact forms
            Adding and removing functionality
        4. Site Membership
            Managing users
            Adjusting user permissions
            Managing comments
            Slowing spam
            Starting discussion forums
            Creating blogs
            Setting up mailing lists
            Allowing users to rate content
            Using best practices for online clubs
        5. Making Sites Interact with the World
            Getting feedback with webforms
            Publishing RSS feeds
            Taking advantage of social media
            Emphasizing external links
            Improving search engine optimization (SEO)
            Internationalizing sites
            Tracking site usage with Google Analytics
        6. Introducing the Theme Builder
            Understanding Drupal themes
            Understanding the Theme Builder
            Switching, saving, and copying themes
            Introducing custom CSS
            Refining selections in the Theme Builder
            Exporting themes
        7. Creating Site Designs with the Theme Builder
            Changing the site's color palette
            Changing the site's main logo and favicon
            Changing the column number and arrangement
            Adding background colors and images
            Changing element spacing and borders
            Adjusting typography
            Using fonts from outside sources
            Inserting raw CSS code into themes
            Adding visual effects with JavaScript libraries
        8. Perfecting Site Designs
            Finessing theme design
            Eight ideas for modifying themes
        9. Managing Sites
            Monitoring sites
            Duplicating and deleting sites
            Adding custom domains
            Using exported sites outside of Drupal Gardens
            Hosting exported Drupal Gardens sites
        Conclusion
            Goodbye
     


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

7 - 8 hours / week

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