Workshop A: Get Down with Drupal

Title: Workshop A: Get Down with Drupal
Instructor: Audrey Troutt, Goodwin College at Drexel University

Description: Drupal is a flexible website development tool that you can use to build a blog, an online portfolio, a campaign website, an online store… anything!

It makes it easy to create and manage your website, even if you aren’t a technical person. You can point-and-click to add pages, menus, images and file uploads to your site.

Drupal is one of the best website development tools available and is used for major websites at places like Harvard, MIT, the Economist, MTV, Sony and even the Whitehouse. What’s more, it’s free and supported by a wide community of professionals and volunteers. Bring your laptop and come prepared to build your very own Drupal site–create a site on Drupal Gardens (it’s free) and I will show you how to get started. Try it out ahead of time if you like and send me your questions on Twitter @auditty.

6 thoughts on “Workshop A: Get Down with Drupal

  1. If you have a specific project that you are working on or your have questions, let me know. If you want I can use your project as an example during the workshop.

  2. Glad to hear it, Jon! We will be using Drupal Gardens in the workshop, which has some limitations, specifically with regard to adding modules. If you want to have a store on Drupal it might be better for you to use Drupal on a regular host outside of Drupal Gardens so that you can take advantage of the ecommerce modules out there. I still think the workshop will be valuable for you to get started, though! I don’t have a lot of experience with ecommerce on Drupal, but I’d be happy to talk about it tomorrow.

  3. FYI, I reached out to some Drupal folks on IRC and for ecommerce sites in Drupal they recommend for being easy to set up and widely used. You can hook it up to accept payments via PayPal or I’m not sure how much you know about Drupal currently, but this is a module, which extends the built-in functionality of Drupal. I can talk more about it tomorrow at the end once we get through the basics.

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