Learning Drupal Fundamentals

Many of you already know what a huge Drupal fan I am, but on October 19th I am going to show you.  I hope you'll join me for a two hour online class about the fundamentals of building a Drupal site.  This class is ideal for those of you who are just getting started using Drupal, or who are curious about why and how you should use it.  As I am sure you know, Drupal is behind some pretty large-scale web sites and applications, and you've probably spent some time visiting Drupal sites such as Ubuntu.com and SpreadFirefox.com.  I'll show you the basics of getting a Drupal site up and running so you can start on the path to use Drupal's flexibility for your own projects.

Since many of you have your own open-source projects to promote and support, but may not be as well-versed in web development, I will create an open-source project site for the Billix distribution to demonstrate site building.  When you'd like to expand beyond your SourceForge page, you can turn to Drupal.

Drupal Fundamentals

Drupal is a leading content management platform used to build everything from small-scale blogs to major media and government agency sites, as well as complex enterprise applications. We'll show you how to put its power and flexibility to use on your own project. This online class will cover the basics of building a Drupal site, including essential module selection, configuration, and theme selection and modification. Using an open-source project site as an example, we will go through the major points essential to getting your first Drupal site online. We will demonstrate installation, basic architecture, content types, content display and layout.

Register at http://linuxjournal.webex.com

I'd also like to thank our sponsor, Codero, for helping to make the class possible.


Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit


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Where can we find the recording?

emkamau's picture

Too bad I missed this! Where is the recording available?


Drupal is great tools, I Use

Mufti's picture

Drupal is great tools, I Use drupal to create my social bookmarking http://www.webdev5.com

The recording is available

Webmistress's picture

The recording is available here: http://www.linuxjournalstore.com/products/Drupal-Fundamentals-with-Kathe...

Sorry you missed it, but please feel free to ask me questions in our forum: http://www.linuxjournal.com/forums/hot-topics/drupal-questions

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Where is the registration link

Anonymous's picture

Can't find it on the link given.


Anonymous's picture

Thank you I await for that intro to drupal. I recently started using it in my Ubuntu desktop. I know it is server sided and I am a little nervous of what to expect upon running it on a hosted site. I know in ubuntu I usually go to localhost/drupal6, but what will happen upon installing it on a hosted site. I hope that upon going to a website drupal will take people directly to the index page. Little nervous specially since my boss wants me to learn it and put content in production very soon.

its easy

markh's picture

when you place it on your hosted site just install it to your root html directory and then edit your .htaccess file to make index.php your directory root page instead of index.htm etc.


markh's picture

there are some great tutorials here as well http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcast

Please record :D

bennyboy's picture

Andy G +1: for non American people (European for example) it would be interesting to follow your conference. Even if you sell the recorded file to participate as the followers do.


It will be recorded, and will

Webmistress's picture

It will be recorded, and will be available for purchase and download. You will get to participate in the Q&A if you watch it live.

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit


Andy g's picture

Please can you record it and put it up for download. Just incase we miss it.

Thanks ;)