This curriculum is designed to enable a new Drupal Content Author to understand the basics of page and module building after being trained using the ZenSource Lotus Administration interface, our foundational open source Drupal authoring environment. Each instructor is ZenSource Trainer Certified with advanced Drupal knowledge as well as the communication skills to effectively train content authors of all skill levels.
Training is conducted through instructor led training over a half a day.
- This training is designed for a non-technical person but one should understand basic website concepts like hyperlinks, media assets, menus and page layout structure.
- Previous Content Management System (CMS) experience is helpful but not required.
- A separate training demo web site will be setup with a ZenSource Lotus instance where users can practice outside of their website environment.
This session is geared for those content authors that are new to Drupal and focuses on getting to know Drupal, instead of diving the authoring team right into content creation we just get their feet wet....where to login, how to navigate through the CMS, how to find site content and where to go to edit & create content.
Where to log into the Drupal environment, how to change your login password, and a tour of the admin and its features.
How to use the Content Dashboard to find & edit existing pages.
How to upload images, manage and organize the media library.
Explanation of page types and creation of a basic/tier page along with basic content modules (accordions, link lists, etc.).
How to use the visual page builder interface - add modules to pages, add additional sections and blocks to customize your page layout.
Overview of the various navigation options – global nav vs. in page or rail navigation and where they're managed.
Overview of what taxonomy used for and where to go to manage taxonomy terms.
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