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Understanding Drupal

Drupal is an extremely flexible system. To achieve this, various layers of abstractions were built into it. A lot of concepts were created to explain these abstractions. Unfortunately, they are not always intuitive. This session aims to explain the basic building blocks for assembling a Drupal site and how they relate to each other. Many examples will be presented to help you understand Drupal and why it is so powerful.


Learning objectives:

  • What is a node?
  • What is a content type?
  • What are fields and why are they useful?
  • What is a block and what can I do with it?
  • What is a view?
  • What is a module and its purpose?
  • What is a theme and how can it change the look and feel of my website?
  • How does the taxonomy system work?
  • How are users and permissions managed?
  • How can I create the navigation of my website?
  • Why does a kitten passes away every time I make a quick fix in the downloaded code? How can I prevent that?
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