Presentation: Ten Steps to Becoming a Panels Pro

Panels is an extremely powerful module with its own steep learning curve. To take the pain out of learning panels on your own, this session will take you through 10 Steps on how to approach Panels, from setting up Panels; to writing custom plugins; to enhancing layouts and functionality. The steps that will be covered are:

  • Intro to Panels Interface and Layouts
  • Intro to Mini panels
  • Setting up Variants
  • How and why you should use selection rules
  • How and why you should use custom
  • Panels content types
  • How to write your own custom Panels layouts
  • Passing Panels arguments to Views
  • Using Panels and Views together
  • Keep Panels settings in code with the Features module
  • Tips on better Panels theming