New Class: How to Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site

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How to Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site

We're happy to add another large and highly-useful new class to the OSTraining library today, How to Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site.

This class has over 60 videos and is a complete introduction to the principles and skills needed to build websites in Drupal 7. This is a practical hands-on class and you can follow along with every step.

During this class, you're going to build a job-posting site:

  • We start the class by getting you set up with a Drupal site.
  • You'll learn about content types, taxonomy, content display, image styles and permissions.
  • You'll get an introduction to Views, landing pages, blocks, caching and more.
  • You'll build menus and URLs.
  • You select modules, test new features, add calendars and explore powerful extra features.
  • You'll discover and install great themes.
  • You'll learn about content editing and content workflows.

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Intro Video for the Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site Class

Outline of the Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site Class

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Getting Ready for the Class
  • How to Install a Module
  • Preparing to Build the Site
  • Planning Your New Site

Users

  • Planning the User Roles
  • Creating User Roles
  • The Masquerade Module
  • Configuring the User Settings

Site Building

  • Understanding Content Types
  • Understanding Taxonomy
  • The Anatomy of a Drupal Site
  • Site Building Exercises
  • Site Building Summary

Content Types

  • Planning Content Types
  • Planning Field Types and Widgets
  • Plan a New Content Type
  • Create The Job Posting Content Type
  • How to Modify Existing Fields
  • How to Reuse a Field
  • Creating a New Taxomomy
  • Add a Taxonomy Field to a Content Type
  • Add a Term Reference Fields
  • Manage the Display of Fields
  • Manage the Display of Articles
  • Creating Image Styles
  • Permissions for a Content Type
  • Using the Devel Module to Generate Content

Content Display and Organization

  • Introduction to Views
  • Installing Views
  • Create a List of Content With Views
  • Create a View for the Job Postings
  • Different Displays With Views
  • Create a Related Content Block with Contextual Views
  • Create a List of Terms With Views
  • Create a Contextually Filtered Block
  • Views Caching
  • Adding a Entity Reference Field

Site Navigation and URLs

  • Customizing URL Aliases
  • Using the Pathauto Module for URLs
  • Understanding Drupal's Menu System
  • Create a Quick Links Menu
  • Create a Quick Links Menu Block

Modules

  • How to Select Drupal Modules
  • Adding Date Fields
  • Adding Link Fields
  • Introducing the Entity Reference Module
  • Installing the Entity Reference Module

Views and Display Suite

  • Creating an FAQ Page With Views Relationships
  • Showing a User Image in Views With Relationships
  • Allow Users to Filter Your Views
  • Create an Exposed Filter for Job Listings
  • Introducing Display Suite
  • Create a View of All Users
  • A Custom Layout for User Profiles
  • Create a Photo Gallery

Event Calendar and Event Listings

  • Create an Event Content Type
  • Add a Menu Link for Submitting Events
  • Create an Events Calendar with Views
  • Custom Error Messages

Themes

  • Evaluating Themes
  • Install the AdaptiveTheme and Corolla Themes
  • Install the Adminimal Administration Theme

Content and Site Maintenance

  • Text Formats and CKEditor
  • Edit the New Text Formats
  • Customize the Content Editor Experience
  • Introducing the Workbench Module
  • Summary

How to take the Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site Class

If you're already an OSTraining member, you can click here to take the Build a Drupal 7 Jobs Site Class.

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About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.