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5.10 Generating Sample Data

Once again, we need to fill our site with enough sample data to make sure that we like our current structure and layout. If not, this would be a good time to make more tweaks and changes to the content type displays.

5.10 Generating Sample Data

Now that we have our CONTENT TYPES beginning to display in a way that we're starting to like, now it's time to really blast in some content and really see how our site is going to take shape. And then we can start to in our minds figure out how we can structure our data maybe via lists or blocks to really provide some benefit to the end user to show them maybe some upcoming events and maybe events by a particular user group or we can start to really brainstorm on how we wanna organize our data. So once again here I am in the configuration section, click on Configuration, go to the Development section and then go to Generate content and now I can generate a bunch of content types. Now once again remember, this is the Devel module, so if you didn't install it before now is definitely the time to do it. So we're gonna come in here, let's generate some conferences, some speakers and some user groups. And I think 100 is gonna be a good number that's what we'll stick with. And we'll generate this as far back as a year cuz I just kinda like to do that. And the Maximum number of words in the titles, let's drop it down to 2 just so it's of reasonable size. Now let's go ahead and click the Generate button and Devel is gonna go through the process of generating all of these content types for us. So now here we are with our generated content. Let's go over to the Content section and we can now see we have a lot of content. So we've got Speakers, we have Conferences, we have User Groups. This is really starting to take shapes. So we can take a look at Speakers here a little bit. We see we have an image, we have a nice wrapping bio to go around it and then at the bottom, we've got some information about it. We have the Speaker Websites which are actual, at least structured as URLs. And now we have some Speaking Ats. We have some other conferences. So we can go ahead and click on one of those and it will take us over to the conference and we can see information about the conference. We can also see when it is, URL for that and some conference topics. We can click on these and we can bounce around all over our site to really see what's going on. And this is gonna be incredibly useful for us. Once we start to brainstorm really about how we wanna lay this out. And over the next couple of lessons, we're going to start to create some custom views and some blocks to really start to showcase our data.

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