You have found yourself newly-responsible for administering and updating a Drupal site created by somebody else, and you’re struggling. Maybe you’re new to Drupal and you’ve been thrown into the fire. Or maybe you’re experienced with Drupal but the site creator used an unfamiliar approach. Or even worse, perhaps the site was not built according to best practices, and you need to dig deep to figure out how it works and keep it updated. Whatever your situation, this presentation has something for you.
This session will step you through incrementally understanding your site. We will cover some Drupal basics and resources for learning more. We will also look at Drupal techniques to accomplish common CMS tasks, and show clues to identify the techniques used in your inherited site. Finally, we’ll look at some examples of bad practices you might find in your inherited site, and how to get past them.