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DRUPAL How to create a website Summer Tech Academy 2010 Mercedes Conde
TABLE of CONTENTS Creating content Creating a page Adding a table Attaching files Creating hyperlinks Adding images Creating a poll Creating a story Other applications Photo Slideshow Video playlist Power Point play list
1. Go to http://training.amherst.k12.va.us 2. Log in: GETTING STARTED
Adding the title Add a title to the page. Use the same title here.
Page location Make sure the content you are creating is under your name in the parent item.
Body options HTML cutpastecopy undo/redoerasebolditalicunderline listindent alignmentlinkimagetableline It looks similar to the Microsoft Word text editor.
Font options You can choose different formats, fonts, sizes, colors… Although, your website should be consistent with the design of your schools website.
Tables can be very useful when creating a website. Tables will help you keep the information organized and easy to find. ADDING A TABLE
Adding a table Click on the table button. Go to the BODY menu
Adding a table How many rows and columns do I need? Where do I want it?
You need to attach files in order to: - Create hyperlinks - Publish documents (word, pdf, ppt…) - Add pictures ATTACHING FILES
Attaching files Scroll down the page. The file attachments are after the body section.
Attaching files Click on Choose File Find the file you want to attach. Then, click Attach
Attaching files Once your file is attached, uncheck the LIST option.
Attaching files Now your file is attached to your website, but it is not published yet. We are going to use hyperlinks for publishing our files. This is the information you need when creating hyperlinks.
Any graphic or text that you can click on to be taken to another page or website is called a hyperlink. Hyperlinks help visitors find their way around the website. CREATING HYPERLINKS
Different uses Create hyperlinks to: 1. Files (word, power point…) 2. Other pages in your website 3. Other websites
Hyperlink to other websites Repeat the same steps from the hyperlink to other pages section. The only difference is that the link is not redirecting to one of the pages inside your website, but to another website. This is very useful if you want to redirect your visitors to other webs.
A picture can say a million words Pictures make websites less boring Pictures make content easy to find ADDING IMAGES
Adding images First of all, you have to attach your files to your website. Go to Attach new file and click on Choose File Find the picture you want to attach. Click Ok. Click Attach.
Adding images Once you have attached the picture you are going to use, you have to copy the address. (Same thing you did before when attaching files) Select the address. Click on copy.
Adding images On the body section, click on the image button. Click on URL. Here is where you are going to paste the address you copied on the previous step from your attachments. Click on the right button of your mouse and select Paste
Adding images Once you paste the address, you need to adjust the size of your picture.
Adding images Decide where you want to place your picture.
Story Go to CREATE CONTENT and select the STORY option
Story The difference between a story and a page is that a story allows your students to post and share their comments. First step is adding your storys title. Be careful where you put your story into!!
Story Write your story on the body section. This is just like creating a page, so you can also add pictures, tables, links…
Story Scroll down and find COMMENT SETTINGS. Make sure the read/write option is checked, so your students can read and write comments. Once you have finished, click on SAVE.
Using SLIDESHARE to embed: - Power Point play lists Embedding a Play List
Power Point Play List First of all, you have to sign up and create an account. Go to www.slideshare.netwww.slideshare.net
Power Point Play List Once you are registered, and logged in, click on upload Click on Upload publicly and select the.ppt you want to upload
Power Point Play List While your file is uploading, you can complete the file information
Power Point Play List Once you have finished uploading all the files, click on My uploads
Power Point Play List The uploaded files should be inside the MY UPLOADS tag. Next step is to create a play list for your presentations.
Power Point Play List Scroll down, and click on Widgets for your blog
Power Point Play List Select my uploads You can change the name of your playlist
Power Point Play List Your playlist should show all the files you have uploaded
Power Point Play List Now, it is time to embed your playlist on your website. You will find the embedding code on your playlist
Power Point Play List Click on the text box to select the code. Then, click on the right button of your mouse and click on copy.
Power Point Play List Go back to your website. On the BODY menu, click on SOURCE. Then, paste the embedding code, using the right button of your mouse.
Power Point Play List Once you have saved the changes, your website should look like this This playlist allows visitors to see Power Point Presentations even if they dont have Microsoft Office installed at home.