Oct 20 & 21 2012 / Times 12:00-18:30

Drupal for Beginners with Jost Muxfeldt

Drupal is an extremely powerful, highly configurable, web content management system (CMS), which has gained popularity, particularly among artists, because of its flexibility and ease of use. More accurately, it is a framework with which you can realize anything from websites, blogs, to complex web applications.

In this Beginners Workshop, everyone will try to build a small website on their own laptop. We will cover:

How to install Drupal 7 on your Laptop.
The most important modules to use and how to install them.
How to use the backend and how to make custom page types and add fields.
Where to find themes, and how to install them
The basics of theming: modifying and customizing existing themes.
Introduction to Drupal hooks.
How to deploy your website, and what kind of an internet provider do will need.
Where to find documentation and help

You should have some HTML and CSS experience, and some basic programming knowledge (know what a variable, an array, a loop, and what a function is). Drupal is written in PHP, but it will not be necessary to actually know PHP in advance. You only need some basics in PHP for theming, and I will teach you those.

WHAT TO BRING for the Beginner’s Workshop:

You need to bring your own laptop, and it must be WLAN (WiFi) capable. If you are running linux, and do not know how to install LAMP and get it running, please let me know in advance. If you plan to deploy a web site, you will eventually need an internet account that offers PHP, and SqLite or (preferably) MySQL. I will show you what you need in the workshop, but most of you will not actually deploy your work until much later


Jost Muxfeldt is a German/American media artist who also has extensive experience with realizing web applications. He has developed highly complex applications and modules with Drupal as a freelance, as well as for one of Berlin’s top internet agencies.

Fee: EUR 70 for the Beginners workshop (2 Days). Registration is required and can be done by sending an email to info@nkprojekt.de with the subject line “Drupal for Beginners”

Number of Participants: Minimum 10/Maximum 15

Times: 12:00-18:30 with 30 min lunch break
Dates: Oct 20 & 21 2012
Location: NK Projekt Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059 Berlin