Saturday, July 24, 2010

TUTORIAL DRUPAL : CREATING HOMEPAGE [part 1]

This tutorial is going to use a premature drupal. I dont want to use any modules or theme first. This tutorial supposed to target for a beginner user Or the user that only wants to create homepage. So for all of you who wants a custom homepage with drupal. This is the link [ sorry doesn't have link yet. i'll update it once i find it]

For this tutorial i’m using
· Drupal 6.17
· XAMPP (PHP, Apache, MySQL)
· Postgre 8.4 (optional)(you can use MySQL too. But i prefer Postgre)

First thing to do is install above softwares. The install tutorial already created not by me. Just google it. Its preety simple.

Ok now I presume you already done with installing. And you came across to this page. The very first page after installing Drupal.


And We going to create something like GoingOn.com but without its theme. i think its just Company Profile. so its supposed to be easy. i hope.



Before everything start. There's no harm to look and analyze GoingOn.com for a lil bit. This is my Premature Analysis. Sorry not very good at it






Ok i think thats cover all of the homepage. and i just hope the main modules can cover what we need.
The truth is i'm still learning. so there'll be alot of maybe. :P

What i'm going to do now is to create Menu. so this tutorial supposed to be called Analyze Homepage and Creating Menu with Drupal. but who cares.

After doing analysis the menu is being split into 2 parts. header part which is the main menu and at the footer parts which contain secondary menu. the secondary menu also split into 2 parts.

this is the list of the menu :
1. Main Menu
• About GoingOn
• Contact Us
2. Sub Menu
• Contact Us
• Building Communities
• Community Platform
• Community Deployment Exchange
• Social Learning
• Request A Demo
and
• Careers
• Privacy
• Site Map
• Resources

Now lets just create them.
Login as Administrator into your drupal web application.

Navigate to Menus : Click [Administer->Menus]

Now you’ll see “List menus, Add menu, Settings” and “Navigation, Primary Links, Secondary Links”.




I will Categorize the Menu into 2 Categories and that is the Primary and Secondary Links. So we going to Create Menu only in Primary Links and Secondary Links.
And here are the Menu that has been categorized :
Primary Links :
• About GoingOn
• Contact Us
Secondary Links :
• Contact Us
• Building Communities
• Community Platform
• Community Deployment Exchange
• Social Learning
• Request A Demo
• Careers
• Privacy
• Site Map
• Resources

Now Lets Create Primary Links

Click on Primary Links and then click Add item [Administer->Site Building->Menus->Primary Links->Add Item]



For the path field we only going to fill it with “” thats because we doesnt have any article or content to link for.
And Menu Link Title will be field by the name of Menu.



Ok now the primary link already made. Lets see the results

1 comment:

Macrosoft said...

Great drupal tutorial. This is really helpful for me.

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