Top 10 Tutorials for your Drupal Website


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Drupal is one of the most popular and powerful content management systems. Creating your website with Drupal will allow you endless options for design and function. Use these 10 Drupal tutorials to easily give your website features and options you may have never thought possible.

1. Tutorial For Site Setup

Every Drupal website owner should begin with a basic site-building tutorial. The first thing to do, after getting Drupal-compatible web hosting, is to review such a tutorial to create your site’s key elements. This site-setup tutorial will walk you through building your website’s administration menu, site editor, pages, menus, and slideshows.

2. Update Drupal Using Minor Updates and Patches

There are a few types of updates you will come across as a Drupal website owner including, minor, major and patch updates. This tutorial will show you how to keep your installation current to avoid bugs and errors, and maintain the latest module compatibility. Patch updates are often aimed at fixing bugs or security issues and may be released at any time. Minor updates fix site functions errors, and are released less often.

3. Autoloading Awesomeness

This tutorial will show you how to take advantage of autoloading in your visitors web browsers. This is helpful when you want to display video or other media without the user having to click ‘Play.’ Use the Auto-loading Awesomeness tutorial to follow in the steps of major media and social companies who know rely on the feature, such as Facebook and Instagram.

4. Preparing Your Site for Drupal 8

The latest release of Drupal, as of 2017, is Drupal 8. This tutorial will help you get prepared for a major update to any outdated Drupal sites. IT discusses manual site audits, security updates and audit modules. While your updated your Drupal and installing Drupal 8, you should check that you have Drupal optimized web hosting, so that you can make the most of your Drupal installation.

5. Installing and Editing Drupal Themes

This tutorial is perhaps among the most important for any Drupal user. It shows you how to install and modify themes for your Drupal site by giving you the basics on how themes work. After reviewing this tutorial, even a beginner will be able to choose and install a Drupal theme that’s right for their site. Those with just a few minutes on their hands can learn how to change colors, module positions and add or remove elements.

6. Drupal SEO Tutorial

If you’re focused on marketing and Search Engine Optimization, then this is the Drupal tutorial for you. It will teach you how to create SEO-friendly posts, tags, and headers. Beginning with a focus on mobile Drupal templates and themes, this handy guide will ensure your site doesn’t get buried in the search results.

7. Drupal Modules Tutorial

This tutorial is invaluable for those who want to begin developing Drupal modules and backend coding. It will show you how to use Object-Oriented PHP to create Drupal modules with function in the backend of your site and interactive features for your website’s frontend. Some PHP knowledge is required for this tutorial. Object-Oriented PHP will keep your Drupal site coding from being redundant, and save you time behind the keyboard.

8. Use Node.js with Drupal

Many web developers are used to node.js and want full javascript integration on their Drupal based website. This tutorial will teach you to seamlessly integrate the popular node.js package with Drupal to use them inherently together. Using Node.js on your Drupal site will allow you to build web applications that are as scalable as you need them to be. This would work great for any new social media site or mobile application.

9. Create a Custom Slideshow

Slideshows have many purposes on websites, including rotating content to keep the site fresh, and ensuring certain content has a front-page standing. This tutorial will show you how to easily create a slideshow on your Drupal site using theme libraries and the Slick module. It involves some simple HTML markup and Java which you can copy and paste or make modifications to. Your finished product will look great on any business website, and will rotate three or more images or embedded media modules at your desired speed.

10. Loop Over Objects

This tutorial is among the more advanced on the list, but should appeal to anyone with even a little coding background. It will show you how to loop over objects using the built-in tag IteratorAggregate. If you’re looking to get started practicing your PHP skills on a live site, this tutorial is a great choice and will provide convenient, functional results.

Drupal can be used for personal websites, business and corporate sites, and even blogs. It’s a diverse CMS that allows countless customizations. By following these tutorials you will gain a better understanding of your Drupal interfaces, and be able to add creative elements to your website.

VideoWhisper in Drupal


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VideoWhisper.com provides web based video communication software that can be installed and integrated on virtually any type of website.

VideoWhisper Live Streaming Integration in Drupal

VideoWhisper Live Streaming provides web based live video streaming:
http://www.videowhisper.com/?p=Drupal+Live+Streaming+Module

Before installing this make sure all hosting requirements are met:
http://www.videowhisper.com/?p=Requirements

Install the RTMP application using these instructions:
http://www.videowhisper.com/?p=RTMP+Applications

Server Support for VideoWhisper

* Flash Media Interactive Server
* Red5 – Open Source Server
* Wowza Media Server

Install Red5 1.0 RC1 on CentOS Latest

Install RTMP server for Video Whisper

# cd /usr/local/red5/webapps
# wget http://www.videowhisper.com/downloads/videowhisper_red5.zip
# unzip videowhisper_red5.zip
# service red5 restart

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Important Links for Drupal Video Live Stream Plugin

http://www.domain.com/vls/channel.php
http://www.domain.com/vls/channel.php?n=Studio245
http://www.domain.com/vls/live_broadcast.php

You need a cookie enabled browser!

Debug Video Whisper

This tries to connect to a VideoWhisper application located at the rtmp address provided. The domain that hosts this needs to have access permissions on that RTMP server.

http://www.domain.com/demos/admin/vw_connectiontester.html

Video Whisper Drupal Video Live Stream Plugin uses COOKIES for user authentications, Alternately supply User Information if you get cookie’s error 😉

Online Learning – Sharable Content Object Reference Model


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E-Learning is a great way to spread knowledge in university, company or any other organization.

Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content and a host system called the run-time environment, which is commonly supported by a learning management system.

There are various open source e-learning applications that can be installed easily…

Moodle is one of the most popular open source e-learning system. It is built with PHP & uses MySQL or PostgreSQL to store data. It has powerful course management features that covers creating lessons, assignments, quizes, documents, studnets, staff, reporting & more.

eFront is a complete e-learning software enables admins to create & manage lessons.

Dokeos offers course management features, Flash based videoconferencing, Powerpoint presentations can be imported and converted in to SCORM courses.

SCORM Cloud is our hosted SCORM player – so instead of using the one back in an LMS to launch a course, you can use ours from your Google domain. It will play your course, track the data and provide pretty reports right from the dashboard.

Claroline is an Open Source eLearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web. Translated into 35 languages, Claroline has a large worldwide users’ and developers’ community.

ILIAS 4 e-Learning – Discover the flexible and powerful open source learning management system!

Sakai – A vibrant community creating technology that enhances teaching, learning and research.

ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules. Educators can quickly assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content, easily import prepackaged content, and conduct their courses online.

Fle3 is a web-based learning environment. To be more specific Fle3 is server software for computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL).

LAMS is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities.

OLAT offers a flexible online course system along with extensive features to guarantee learning and teaching independent of time and place. It has been created especially for public institutions such as universities, academies or colleges, but it is also suitable for other businesses.

guru.ijoomla.com – Joomla LMS that will turn your knowledge into dollars! Create an online course, university or school and make money while you sleep!

Joomla LMS – is an aggregate of e-learning tools compiling into a powerful learning management system for Joomla!. It is a fully functional eLearning platform with innovative training / testing options (self-assessments) and advanced conferencing applications. JoomlaLMS offers a wide range of useful online training features for teachers and learners.

Joomdle – Joomla + Moodle

Webinars – http://blog.svnlabs.com/?s=conference
http://blog.svnlabs.com/2011/07/bigbluebutton-on-centos/

BigBlueButton – BigBlueButton is a clean implementation of a web conferencing system that focuses on offering a simple user interface and an extensible platform for distance education.

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DimDim – Easy, open, affordable collaboration for online meetings, eLearning, desktop sharing, training, distance education, webinar, free web meetings.

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OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone or webcam, share documents on a white board, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users.

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We enable customers with advanced capabilities to manage Online Learning using above any web based tool. We can provide scheduling of Web Meetings, Logging, Tracking, Course Management, Staff / Student / Attendee / Host Management.

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