|00:01||Welcome to the spoken tutorial on “Overview of Drupal”.|
|00:06|| In this tutorial, we will learn about:
Content Management System Drupal
Salient features of Drupal and Overview of this series.
|00:19||First, let us understand what is Drupal. Drupal is a free and open source, Content Management System (CMS).|
|00:30|| What is a CMS?
It is not like the old days where we have several html files, uploaded on a server.
|00:40||In the traditional way, each webpage has its own html file.|
|00:47||Now it is very different.
Each page is constructed using various components.
|00:55||Each of the component can come from different places.|
|01:00||These components are assembled on the fly, using some programming logic.|
|01:06||So, depending on where you are viewing, say a desktop or a mobile, it could be different.|
|01:14||It can also change depending on who is viewing it from where.
You may be a student viewing it from India,
|01:23||or a customer buying something from Singapore.
Each of you could see a different page.
|01:32||CMS is the program behind this presentation logic.|
|01:47||All CMS usually use a database to store information content without any formatting.|
|01:55||The formatting of content is done separately.|
|02:00||CMS makes even non-technical users to manage a website easily.|
|02:07||Drupal is one such CMS that is open source, meaning the code is freely available.|
|02:15||Anybody can download and change it.|
|02:18||Drupal was founded in 2000 by Dries Buytaert, when he was a student.|
|02:24||Since making it open source, several thousands of people have helped in modifying the code.|
|02:32||They then give it back to the community with small improvements.|
|02:37||Drupal community is one of the largest and closely knit open source community.|
|02:43||This community has developers, site-builders, volunteers who make Drupal what it is today.|
|02:51||It is said that in Drupal, you “Come for the code, stay for the community”.|
|02:58||May be, you will stick to the community for the same reason.|
|03:02||Let me list out the top 10 features of Drupal.|
Drupal is free and completely open source.
|03:11||Anybody can download the source code and modify it.|
|03:15||Even if you’re a developer, Drupal is very useful.|
|03:20|| Number 2:
Drupal is flexible.
|03:24||Drupal is one of the most adaptive systems available today.|
|03:28||Drupal works well with sophisticated websites that require many different custom data structures.|
|03:35||Developers use it as both CMS and as a broader web development platform.|
|03:42|| Number 3:
Drupal is mobile-ready.
|03:46||We can view and administer every page on our Drupal site, from any mobile device we choose.|
|03:54|| Number 4:
Drupal is fantastic for big projects.
|04:00||From the whitehouse.gov to weather.com and Dallas Cowboys, Drupal can handle any project.|
|04:08||Drupal shines with more complex websites.|
|04:12||It’s one of the best solutions for people who want to build a feature rich website.|
|04:19||And it’s also highly suitable for large enterprises.|
|04:24|| Number 5:
Drupal is friendly, social and searchable.
|04:29||Drupal helps people find my site and my content.|
|04:34||Also, Drupal allows site editors to add tags, descriptions, keywords and human-friendly URLs.|
|04:45|| Number 6:
Drupal is safe and secure.
|04:50||Drupal keeps our site safe with regular security updates, hash passwords,|
|04:57||session IDs that change when permissions change,|
|05:01||Text format permissions restricting user input and a lot more.|
|05:07||Drupal takes security very seriously.|
|05:11|| Number 7:
We can extend our Drupal site by using thousands of Modules that add features to the Drupal site.
|05:18||Think of any feature and somebody has mostly built a Module and made it available free.|
|05:27||We can have multiple Themes or versions of a Theme on the same site.
And yet, have complete control over the visual presentation of your website data.
|05:40|| Number 8:
If you need help, there is a helpful community around Drupal and it is huge!
|05:48||There are Drupal events all over the world.|
|05:52||Local events are called Drupal camps.|
|05:55||And every year, there are major DrupalCons all around the world.|
|06:01||There are very active Forums, User Groups and IRC chats dedicated to Drupal support.|
|06:08|| Number 9:
There are some very large and experienced companies around Drupal.
|06:15||Acquia, partner for this series, is the largest Drupal company.|
|06:21||In India, there are more than sixty Drupal service companies. There are also hundreds of freelancers who know Drupal.|
|06:32|| Number 10:
Drupal is everywhere. There are over 1.2 million websites at the time of this recording.
|06:40||Drupal runs 3 percent of the entire web and 15 percent of the top ten thousand websites.|
|06:50||Drupal is highly popular with governments, education, non-profits and large enterprises.|
|06:58|| In this tutorial series, we will learn the following topics-
How to install Drupal.
|07:04||We will show you how to install Drupal and other associated software.|
|07:10||Almost anybody can do this, you need not be Linux or Windows administration savvy for this.|
|07:18|| The content workflow-
Here, we will learn how the basic content of a website is organized within Drupal.
|07:26||We will also create a simple website content as though you are editing it in a word processor.|
|07:34||Then we will learn some of the powerful features that make Drupal unique.|
|07:40||They are relationships between content, programmatic formatted display of several contents and so on.|
|07:49|| How to extend Drupal-
The second most powerful feature of Drupal is Modules or Extensions.
|07:56||As mentioned before, there is a Module, like an app, for almost any feature you require.|
|08:05||Given that there are tens of thousands of Modules, we will show you how to select a Module for your purpose.|
|08:13||How to layout the site-
Once the basic content and features are ready, we need to make a beautiful display of it.
|08:24||In the layout part, we will learn how easy it is to change the look and feel of the website.|
|08:31||Like Modules, the layout or Themes are also available as community contributions.|
|08:38||How to manage people-|
|08:40||Unlike other single user oriented CMS, such as WordPress, Drupal is often used in situations where different users to do different things in the website.|
|08:53||In people management part, we will learn how to set up different roles and give them different permissions.|
|09:01|| How to properly manage the site;
Finally, in the last part, we will learn how to manage the code of Drupal.
|09:11||It is important to keep the site updated for security and stability.|
|09:17||It is also helpful to get new features to make the site more user friendly.|
|09:24||With this, we come to the end of this tutorial.|
|09:28|| Let us summarize.
In this tutorial, we have learnt about: Introduction to Drupal Salient features of Drupal and Overview of this Drupal series.
|09:41||This video is adapted from Acquia and OSTraining and revised by Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay.|
|09:51||The video at the following link summarizes the Spoken Tutorial project. Please download and watch it.|
|09:59||The Spoken Tutorial Project team conducts workshops and gives certificates to those who pass online tests. For more details, please write to us.|
|10:11||Spoken Tutorial Project is funded by NMEICT, Ministry of Human Resource Development and NVLI, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.|
|10:24||This is Varsha Venkatesh, signing off. Thanks for joining.|