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Beginner's Introduction to Drupal: Basic Concepts and Features

09:30am - 10:45am
Novella Room
Drupal for Beginners

This session is targetted at people who have never used Drupal before. After a brief overview of Drupal, the session will proceed through a series of basic demonstrations of common Drupal actions. These demonstrations will serve as examples to help explain most of the following concepts and features:

  • Installing Drupal (version 6)
  • Themes
  • Content Types
  • Nodes
  • Blocks
  • Modules
  • Users
  • Roles
  • Permissions
  • Menus
  • Clean URLs
  • Aliases
  • Drupal Help

This session will use Drupal 6, but differences between Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 will be noted where applicable. No knowledge of HTML or PHP is necessary.

Philip Kiff is the webmaster at the Institute for Work & Health. He began learning Drupal at Toronto Drupal Camp 2008.

Post- presentation follow-up:
Those at the essions will have noticed that I only managed to cover the first few items of the topics listed above. I definitely underestimated the time that a hands-on demo would take! I'm making my slides available as a PDF document since they do include some basic term definitions along with some embedded hyperlinks to more information:
Beginner's Introduction to Drupal: Basic Concepts and Features (PDF, 150 KB)