Drupal Architecture (Custom Content, Fields and Lists)

Date and Time:
Nov 1 2011 - 9:30pm - Nov 2 2011 - 5:30pm


This two-day workshop will explore modules and configurations you can combine to build more customized systems using Drupal. You’ll create many examples of more advanced configurations and content displays using the popular Content Construction Kit (CCK) and Views modules.

We’ll guide you through the complex User Interfaces that Drupal provides for controlling and customizing the many different ways to present lists and tables of your site’s content.

What you will learn

  • Creating custom content types
  • Building RSS feeds
  • Allowing viewers to filter results
  • Building interactive tables
  • Displaying content in a grid
  • Adding a date field to your content, and sorting by date
  • Creating iCAL feeds and other date displays
  • Using views arguments to dynamically filter your results based on the URL
  • How other modules integrate with Views

Site you will build: http://architecture.training.larks.la


Days: 2 days: This training is from 9:30am-5:30pm and begins at 9:30am sharp.


Previous experience using Drupal and a basic understanding of nodes, comments, blocks, modules and themes. Drupal Fundamentals, Site Building with Drupal or Drupal in a Day by Exaltation of Larks, Chapter Three or Acquia will satisfy this requirement.

What to bring

Each attendee will be given a Drupal site on our servers, so just bring your laptop, a power adapter and any other cables you usually use. Lunch is provided.

This training is being held at Droplabs, a Drupal coworking and event space in Downtown Los Angeles. There is plenty of free parking in our parking lot.

Other trainings

Are you interested in a more introductory training? Try Drupal Fundamentals on October 31, 2011.

Would you like to follow up with more advanced trainings? We're offering Scalability and Performance on October 31, 2011, and Developing Web Services and APIs on November 3, 4 & 5, 2011.

651 Clover St.
Los Angeles, CA
United States