Drupal For Dummies

Drupal For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Computer/Tech)

By (author) Lynn Beighley, By (author) Seamus Bellamy

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 20mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118083482
  • ISBN 13: 9781118083482
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 201,898

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Learn to set up, manage, and administer a Drupal web site Drupal offers unparalleled flexibility for content-managed web sites, and Drupal 7 is the easiest version to use yet. This new edition teaches you the fast, fun, and easy way to get started with Drupal. Even if you have no Drupal experience, you'll quickly learn how to download and install Drupal, set up your first content-managed site, apply templates, use modules, and more. Drupal gurus Lynn Beighley and Seamus Bellamy show you how to take advantage of what Drupal has to offer, make the most of the new features in Drupal 7, and demystify perplexing Drupal issues. Drupal is a free, open source modular framework and content management system designed for content-managed web sites Shows you how to download Drupal; no programming experience required Looks at Drupal 7 and explains new features that make it is easier to use than previous iterations of Drupal for a creating a blog, content site, or eBusiness site Explains how to organize and create your site's content, apply templates, and get your first site up and running Details the ways to use modules and third-party templates Whether you're looking to implement a flexible content management system, turbocharge a blog with photo galleries, or administer a third-party Drupal site, this book gets you off to a running start!

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Lynn Beighley is an author, web designer, and web developer who has written both books and training courses. She is the author of jQuery For Dummies . Seamus Bellamy , a former tech journalist who has worked in the security intelligence community, is the author of Joomla! For Dummies .

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Get your feet wet with Drupal and see how easy it is to build and manage your websiteNeed to build a website but don't want to drown in technical mumbo-jumbo? This book and Drupal 7 are just what you need. You don't have to know coding; you don't even need to know how to create web pages. Here's how to get and install Drupal, build a basic site, add a blog, manage user activities, even set up a shopping cart. Why not dive right in?Getting started -- conquer the challenge of installing Drupal and take advantage of its free, flexible, and customizable featuresAdding pages -- learn the structure and format of a Drupal site and build your first Drupal basic pagesManaging content -- create and enable polls, blogs, forums, and contact forms, and update your site with a clickPlanning your purpose -- decide whether your site should convey information, share news, sell products, or serve a communityUsing modules -- understand modules and use them to create interactive site elementsBeefing it up -- pull content and data from other sites, customize colors, and add logos and artPlaying in the Garden -- see how Drupal Gardens lets you create a site without worrying about web hosting or installing softwareOpen the book and find: Steps for installing DrupalDynamic things that Drupal can do to enhance your siteSensible guidelines for user registrationHow Drupal uses nodesAll about modulesTips for creating blogs and forumsHow to keep themes, modules, and Drupal up to dateDirections for building a storefront

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Drupal 7 Chapter 1: The Big Picture 9 Chapter 2: Getting and Installing Drupal 21 Chapter 3: Essential Administration 47 Chapter 4: Tackling User Management 61 Part II: Your First Drupal Site 81 Chapter 5: Creating Content: Basic Pages and Articles 83 Chapter 6: Managing Your Content 99 Chapter 7: Changing Themes 117 Chapter 8: Building Blocks and Managing Menus 125 Chapter 9: Using Modules to Create a Site with a Blog and Forum 147 Part III: Bending Drupal to Your Will 173 Chapter 10: Advanced Administration 175 Chapter 11: Customizing Themes 199 Part IV: Taking Drupal to the Next Level 217 Chapter 12: Creating a Robust Website 219 Chapter 13: Using Drupal Gardens 239 Chapter 14: Interacting with Other Sites 259 Chapter 15: Building a Storefront 275 Part V: The Part of Tens 299 Chapter 16: Ten Must-Have Drupal Modules and Themes 301 Chapter 17: Ten Places to Help You Do More with Drupal 313 Index 321