Workbench for Wookies

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Site Building

Different organizations need different kinds of administrative tools. This presentation will examine how the Workbench suite of modules might be used by organizations and characters in the Star Wars universe.

Workbench is a suite of Drupal modules that provides authors, editors, and publishers with a unified interface for managing content relevant to them. Organizational size, hierarchy, culture, and numerous other factors affect the way the administrative side of a site needs to operate. The Rebel Alliances wants to administer their blog in a way very different from The Empire.

This presentation will demonstrate how organizational structure impacts Workbench module implementation. You will see what Workbench can do out of the box, explore how far Workbench's configuration options can take you, and walk through some easy ways to extend Workbench. We'll also discuss how Workbench integrates with other modules and take a look at what new features are in development.

You'll learn:

  • What modules make up the Workbench suite and how to discern the ones your organization needs.
  • How Workbench integrates with other modules to show only the content you need to see.
  • Best practices for customizing Workbench settings.
  • New features in development for Workbench, and how you can help.
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Time slot: 
19 May 10:30 - 11:30