Absolute Beginner's Guide To Drupal


Location: Iowa Memorial Union http://imu.uiowa.edu/about/
Room: Penn State Room 337 http://imu.uiowa.edu/penn-state-room/
Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/qGJ43
Registration starts at 8:30 in front of the Main Lounge on the ground floor
Course starts at 9am and Ends at 5pm
Lunch will be from Noon to 1pm.

This is the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Drupal. You’ll learn all of the key concepts you need to understand, navigate and begin building a Drupal site. We’ve taught new Drupal users from the White House to Harvard and the New York Transit Commission to the small business owner. We’ll help it make sense.

Part 1: Introduction to Drupal: What? Who? When? Why?
Part 2: Installing Drupal
Part 3: Navigating the Drupal interface
Part 4: Understanding Drupal content
Part 5: Managing Drupal content using content types
Part 6: Adding data fields to Drupal content
Part 7: Choosing and configuring modules
Part 8: Choosing and configuring themes
Part 9: Configuring and working with Drupal user permissions
Part 10: Building a full Drupal site so that students can practice everything they learned during the class


Attendees will need a laptop with Acquia’s Dev Desktop installed, if they wish to follow along with the tasks.

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Rod Martin holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations.

Rod's extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Moodle and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorbike pretty much everywhere he can.


If you have specific questions about this training session, please contact Rod Martin.





Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 09:00 to 17:00