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Drupal 7 New Features

with Tom Geller

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Thanks for watching Drupal 7 New Features. I've tried to give you a sense of what's happened over the past two-and-a-half years to make this version possible. Well, let's take a look at some next steps. Of course, my Drupal 6 Essential Training course is still available for those of you who are still working on that version. Two other Drupal courses were produced for Drupal 6, but most of the information in them will still be good for Drupal 7. My Drupal 6 Online Presentation of Data course is still valid, particularly the sections about the Views module. And Chris Charlton's course Drupal: Creating and Editing Custom Themes is still a great way to thoroughly understand Drupal's graphical interface.

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Drupal 7 New Features
2h 38m Intermediate Oct 07, 2010

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In Drupal 7 New Features, author Tom Geller demonstrates changes to the Drupal 7 administrative interface and other enhancements that have come out of its three-year development period. This course covers its simplified installation process, new themes that will help kick-start design projects, the customizable shortcut bar that puts often-used commands in easy reach, update procedures that leverage its browser-based interface, and a new way of defining fields to create complex content types without additional modules.

Topics include:
  • Configuring the new Dashboard
  • Using contextual link controls
  • Exploring new themes
  • Reviewing the new modules
  • Understanding the expanded block system
  • Using images in content
  • Allowing users to delete accounts
  • Testing modules with the Testing module
  • Building themes using Drupal Gardens
Subjects:
Web CMS
Software:
Drupal
Author:
Tom Geller

Additional resources and what's next

Thanks for watching Drupal 7 New Features. I've tried to give you a sense of what's happened over the past two-and-a-half years to make this version possible. Well, let's take a look at some next steps. Of course, my Drupal 6 Essential Training course is still available for those of you who are still working on that version. Two other Drupal courses were produced for Drupal 6, but most of the information in them will still be good for Drupal 7. My Drupal 6 Online Presentation of Data course is still valid, particularly the sections about the Views module. And Chris Charlton's course Drupal: Creating and Editing Custom Themes is still a great way to thoroughly understand Drupal's graphical interface.

But the web development world doesn't stop with Drupal, of course, and the lynda.com website has dozens of series on the subject. On the lynda.com site, just go to Subject and scroll all the way down to Web Development near the bottom. In particular, I recommend you consider watching courses on CSS and PHP as those are Drupal's two main languages. To go even further, try a MySQL course, such as Bill Weinman's MySQL Essential Training, or you can get two courses in one with Kevin Skoglund's PHP with MySQL Essential Training.

JavaScript Essential Training and jQuery Essential Training are also good courses to study, particularly if you want to take advantage of the fact that jQuery is now part of Drupal 7. Finally, I'd like to recommend once again that you get an account on the drupal.org web site and get to know that site well. That's been the place to get Drupal news and information ever since Drupal got started, and that's not going to change. The Planet Drupal blogroll at drupal.org/ planet aggregates dozens of blogs about Drupal, giving you a multifaceted view of what's going on in the community.

I'm excited for everything Drupal's developers have done to make Drupal 7 the best version yet. I look forward to seeing what you do with it to bring great Drupal sites to the web.

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