myDropWizard offers support and maintenance for Drupal sites that we didn't build initially. We've learned the hard way which site building mistakes have the greatest potential for creating issues later.

Before taking on a new client, we do an in-depth site audit looking for security issues and checking if the site follows best practices or has any problems that would make it harder to maintain the site going forward.

In 2016 alone, we did 64 site audits!

Looking at that many sites has taught us A TON about the most common mistakes that people make when building Drupal sites. Some of them were very surprising to us as experienced Drupal site builders!

In this presentation, I'd like to share the most common pitfalls we've seen, so that you can avoid making the same mistakes when building your sites!

NOTE: even though they might take a slightly different form depending on the version, most of these same pitfalls apply equally to Drupal 6, 7 and 8! There's bad practices enough to go around that you'll have something to learn regardless of which Drupal you use ;-)

Attendees should have done some site building with Drupal in the past, but this is really targeted at beginners, so you don't necessarily have to have built production sites yet. In fact, this could help do a better job on your first production site!

There should be some interesting information for very experienced site builders too, and certainly an opportunity to discuss and share your own experiences and pitfalls as well :-)

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Randy Moore at 14:18 on 3 Apr 2017

As a Drupal noob just wanted to say David was clear and didn't talk over my head. I understood everything. Thanks David!