Managing Content-Driven Websites with Drupal

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From 2011 CCCU Conference on Technology: Your website is most often a prospective student's first impression of the quality of your institution. Not only does it need to be visually attractive, but it needs to have all the features they are expecting an online application, campus visit requests, cost calculators, online catalogs, etc. and of course you need to do this on a tight budget. Drupal to the rescue. Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS) that is robust and flexible. In this session we will demonstrate the power of Drupal, look at some pre-built distributions built on Drupal, and provide you with a list of resources to get you started.

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Open-Source Content Management System (CMS) (GPL Version 2) 13. Mature Open-Source Project (10 years & 7 versions) 14. Strong Community (~1000 contributors on D7) 15. Core System Extended by Modules Styled by Themes 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Academic Websitesusing Drupal Penn State Universityhttp://drupal.psu.edu/ Portland State Universityhttp://www.pdx.edu/ University of Prince Edward Islandhttp://home.upei.ca/ Stanfordhttp://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/ Brown Universityhttp://www.brown.edu/ Arizona State Universityhttp://help.asu.edu/drupal Yale Universityhttp://drupal.yale.edu/ Middlebury Collegehttp://www.middlebury.edu University of Maryland(English)http://www.english.umd.edu/ (Nursing)http://www.nursing.umaryland.edu/ (Biology)http://www.biology.umd.edu/ Ohio Northern Universityhttp://www.onu.edu/ Brock Universityhttp://www.brocku.ca Confederation Collegehttp://www.confederationc.on.ca/ 25. 26. 27. Custom ContentTypes on Drupal 28. Custom ContentTypes on Drupal 29. Need a feature Install a feature! ( or build it quickly ) 30. Need a feature Install a feature! ( or build it quickly ) 31. Drupal is built for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 32. Drupal has robustroles & permissions 33. Customized installations of Drupal ready to go 34. Customized installations of Drupal ready to go 35. Customized installations of Drupal ready to go 36. Drupal Resources to get you started http://www.drupal.org/documentation http://acquia.comhttp://drupalize.mehttp://www.lullabot.com(Podcasts & Videos) http://buildamodule.com http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcast http://www.drupalgardens.com(Drupal 7 as a service) http://www.buzzr.com(Drupal 6 as a service) 37. Questions? http://go.tyndale.ca/cccu