Customise Content Using Display Suite, Panels and Panelizer

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Speaker(s) Ivan Zugec
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How do you customise the look and feel of an article in Drupal? You can change the order of fields and their formatters from the “Manage display” page, however, you don’t have a lot of flexibility doing it this way. If you’re a beginner and you ask “how can I change the layout on the Page content type?”, you’ll get a lot of opinions. Like many things in Drupal there are couple of ways it can be done.

In this session, you’ll learn about three important site building modules in Drupal: Display Suite, Panels and Panelizer. These modules are very powerful, but they can also be complex. It can be difficult to know how and when to use these modules when you’re starting out. Once you have a basic understanding, it’ll change the way you build websites. Drupal itself becomes even more powerful when used with these modules.

This session is targeted towards beginner site builders who may have heard of these modules but have never used them. We’ll look at each module’s key strengths and weaknesses. When you should use it and when you shouldn’t. I’ll also share real-world examples on how we’ve used these modules at Morpht.

Session outline:

- Display Suite: Control View Modes
- Panels: Build Custom Pages
- Panelizer: How to Customise Individual Pages
- Real-world examples
- 1 Minute Intro to Panopoly

Audience
Experience level Beginner