Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites

Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites

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By (author) David Mercer

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  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 234mm x 20mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Birmingham
  • ISBN 10: 1904811809
  • ISBN 13: 9781904811800
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,521,189

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This book will suit anyone who has a need to create a content rich website. Whether you are: Adding a personal web page Building a forum Writing a collaborative book Retailing goods Creating a blog Launching a community Website This book will prove to be an indispensable companion. Both experts and beginners to computing alike will find the information contained herein to be accessible and easy to intuit.

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David Mercer was born in August 1976 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Having always had a strong interest in science, David came into regular contact with computers at university where he graduated cum laude with majors in applied math and math (although he minored in computer science). As a programmer and professional writer who has been writing both code and books for about ten years, he has worked on a number of well known titles, in various capacities, on a wide variety of topics. His books have sold many tens of thousands of copies and have been translated into over 9 different languages to date. David believes that everyone should be able to benefit from the vast potential of the Internet. He founded Site prebuilder (http://www.siteprebuilder.com) to provide hassle free, all-in-one web packages to reduce the barrier to entry for Internet newcomers. Site prebuilder also provides free Drupal distributions, mentoring services, and educational material including courses. The aim of Site prebuilder is to empower ordinary, non-techie people with the knowledge and skill required to run any website efficiently. When he isn't working (which isn't that often) he enjoys playing guitar (generally on stage and unrehearsed) and getting involved in outdoor activities ranging from touch rugby and golf to water skiing and snowboarding.

Table of contents

Introduction Setting up the development environment Site configuration Adding functionality Users Basic content Advanced content Drupal's interface Modifications Running your website Cron