In this class, Brian shows you how to use version 2 of Organic Groups, the major social networking module for Drupal.The Organic Groups module lets you create groups. A group is simply a collection of content or people. Groups have three basic components:
- Group type
- Group members
- Group content
Group type denotes which pieces of content should be handled as groups. Brian will show you how to create a group content type in Organic Groups Setup.
A group can have one or more associated users, either by subscribing to the group or having been assigned to the group. We’ll refer to these users as the group members, and we'll be talking more about group memberships.
The last component is group content. This refers to the articles or other content types that are posted in the group. We’ll take our first look at how to add content to our groups in Configuring Content Types for group “Content create links”.
We’ll also cover group roles, permissions, how to layout our groups using Panels and a whole lot more.
I got back into Drupal about a year before Drupal 7 was released, so I built a couple of sites in Drupal 6. Then in January I completely switched over to D7 when it was released. Because I decided to make the switch right away, I was running into a lot of bugs/issues that hadn't been resolved yet. So, I started to make videos helping other people with the problems I found.
With the videos I made, I realized that I had shown some solutions, but people still had a lot of questions about edge cases. That was when I saw the light, and had the idea to put together series of short videos covering different topics. This format allowed me go in-depth with each module. I'm glad to be sharing these videos on OSTraining!