Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
- Drupal is used by some of the biggest sites on the Web, like The Economist, Examiner.com and The White House.
- Drupal’s default installation is a database-backed web platform with file maintenance tools and a high level of security. Many developers take advantage of Drupal’s extensible architecture to go far beyond the “core” package.
- Drupal is an awesome content management and online marketing platform. Drupal Commerce is integrated into Drupal at the deepest level and takes advantage of all the power that Drupal has to offer. This ensures that both users and customers have a seamless experience when using your ecommerce website.
- Development time is less (compared to a two-platform system) since there is no need to develop and maintain a custom integration between two separate systems.
- There is also no need to develop two separate versions of your visual templates, and no need to manually configure the CMS with information about products held in the ecommerce store, such as you might need to do when building a landing page on the site that should feature both content and featured products.
- SEO, CRO (conversion rate optimization) and website analytics are much easier to control because you only have to work with one system, not two. Optimizing the customer journey is much easier because it’s all one journey, not two journeys with a bridge.
This class is aimed to train absolute Drupal beginners. Get a solid introduction to Drupal 7. Learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities. By the end of this day you will be familiar with Drupal’s terminology and will be able to understand how Drupal sites are created. You’ll learn the key concepts needed to navigate and use a Drupal site. You’ll also learn how to build a Drupal 7 site, from content and user organization, to using modules and themes. You’ll learn how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality you need.