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Drupal for Content Editors

Class Code

ITS-2581

Class Description

Get the most out of Drupal by learning how to use the content management system that powers Stanford sites and another quarter million sites around the world. Learn to create and edit content, along with how to apply tags, and add menus and navigation.

Content is King, as the saying goes. This class will teach you how to bring together the essential skills needed to manage content and make interacting with Drupal, effective, easy and efficient.  

Topics include: 

  • Basic content management workflows
  • How to create, edit, archive and delete content
  • How to apply tags and classification to content
  • How to add menus and navigation to help visitors find content
  • Tricks for targeting content with Drupal pages, blocks, and views.

 

Activities:

Get started with content creation, formatting, and management using a mock site of a fictitious department. We will walk you through a basic content management workflow to allow you to become more familiar and help your build confidence! 

 

With some content to work with, we will add classification to our content with tags and keywords (called taxonomy), and see how these features help our visitors (and us) easily find what they are looking for. 

 

We will add text to our site with blocks and pages, use views to format and display lists of data, and tables to deliver a rich experience to our visitors. We will play with the display and basic content targeting to ensure visitors are not overloaded, and our new content doesn't get lost in the crowd.

 


 

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, or students. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.