A Drupal 7 User Guidebook
A collection of video tutorials and articles about using and configuring Drupal CMS. The series, structured as a web book, is mainly about Drupal 7, however much of the information presented can be used for version 6 if the differences in terminology and structure are considered.
Graphicline's collection of articles and video tutorials provides a user guide for the Drupal content management system. Learners can follow the practical guides to learn to use Drupal.
Learn Drupal by Doing Drupal
There is no better way to learn Drupal than to use Drupal. Learning by using Drupal will give you the foundation of understanding to tackle the more advanced features available as contributed modules. Trial and error style learning will place the student in a position to use Drupal with the confidence that comes from successfully achieving a task
What You Will Need to Start Learning Drupal
Anyone wanting to learn Drupal will need to download a localhost version of Drupal and install it on their computer. Versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Bitnami.org offers the download package most recommended. It is an easy installation; running the installer package creates a local Apache server with MyPHP on your computer, then instals Drupal.
Simply follow the installer steps onscreen and enter the required information when asked.
In this Drupal Guide Book
This guide to Drupal 7 looks at the basics of Drupal CMS, nodes, fields roles, and blocks. A major section is devoted to Views, the essential yet challenging content display and organising subsystem that powers many of Drupal's features.
Drupal Guide Contents
Further articles and videos covering topics not yet featured in this guide will be added over time. We will look deeper into Drupal Commerce and Chaos Tools Suite as well as more coverage about the basic functions.
The reader will find each articles is based on a video tutorial. These video guides to Drupal hare presented by Drupal training specialists, many of whom are also contributors to Drupal core technology, so have a thorough understanding of their subjects. In one or two instances 'near duplicate' videos have been included, where the presenters' approach and style may offer different outlooks on the same topic. (I am still busy writing the video summaries, sorting and organising the individual entries - bear with me, this is a spare time activity)
- Download Drupal Stack for Localhost Installation (bitnami.org)
- Drupal Home (drupal.org)
- Drupal Documentation (drupal.org)