11-01-2007

45 Screencasts to Get You Kicking Ass with Drupal

I’ve been working a lot with Drupal lately. Drupal is a content management platform that can be difficult to learn, partially because it is so flexible and modular. Though the Drupal learning curve can be steep, the Drupal project founder and leader, Dries Buytaert posted a useful road map for getting you past the “I Kick Ass” threshold with Drupal.

Even with the road map, there’s still the matter of how to learn it all. There are Drupal books, Drupal podcasts, Drupal documentation, Drupal forums, Drupal IRC channels, Drupal groups, Drupal blogs, Drupal mailing lists, and more.

I’ve spent the last year or so developing a variety of Drupal sites both at work and in my off-time. I’m not an expert, but I have learned a lot during that time. For me, the various Drupal screencasts have proven to be one of the easiest ways of picking up Drupal concepts quickly.

Luckily, there are Drupal screencasts for practically every step along the Drupal learning curve, which I’ve collected below. One caveat: because the screencasts are free and produced by a variety of individuals, the quality can vary and some will definitely overlap in what they cover:

Installation and configuration of Drupal core

Node system

Block system

Users, roles and permissions

Installing contributed themes and modules

Upgrading, patching, (security) monitoring

Navigation, menus, taxonomy

Locale and internationalization

Drastically customize front page

Theme and template modifications

Contributing documentation and support

Custom content types and views

Actions and workflows

Theme and module development

jQuery, FormAPI, security audits, performance tuning

Contributing code, designs and patches back to Drupal

More to Come

There are some gaps. For anyone who is interested in creating screencasts, the following topics from Dries’ list could use some more up-to-date coverage: drastically customizing the front page, security monitoring, security audits, performance tuning, locale and internationalization. If you find or create any screencasts covering these or other related Drupal topics, please leave a comment with a link.

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Posted by Matt in Drupal, learning, tech | RSS 2.0

16 Responses to “45 Screencasts to Get You Kicking Ass with Drupal”
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  5. Pierre Says:

    great post.. thanks!

  6. Geoff Hankerson Says:

    Here are 4 more! http://geoffhankerson.com/drupal

    1. TinyMCE for wysiwyg editing
    2. IMCE – for image uploads
    3. Webfom module
    4. Spellcheck for Drupal

  7. Drupal Theme Garden Says:

    Nice collection.
    Watch, learn and have fun (with drupal)

  8. brett-reid.com » Blog Archive » Drupal Quickstart Says:

    [...] 45 Kickass Screencasts [...]

  9. alda Says:

    thanks for the tutorial

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  12. John Says:

    And let’s also mention some great Drupal Video Tutorials in Spanish at:

    drupalcarmen.com

  13. Theo Says:

    What happened to theartlab.net – hasn’t worked for a long time now. And those were some good screencasts.

  14. John Says:

    Can you add this site that has several English speaking screencasts and many more in Spanish:

    http://www.drupalcarmen.com

    Thanks

  15. Matiki Says:

    You can check them from http://drupalschool.blip.tv/posts?view=archive&nsfw=dc

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