Drupal For Dummies

Drupal For Dummies

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Learn to set up, manage, and administer a Drupal Web site Drupal offers unparalleled flexibility for content-managed Web sites, but most Drupal books are written for expert developers. Drupal For Dummies shows you the fast, fun and easy way to get going with Drupal, set up a site, apply templates, use modules, and more, even if you have no programming experience. Drupal For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of everything in Drupal that is ready to use, demystifying what may appear to be a complex set of tools.* Drupal is a free, open source modular framework and content management system designed for content-managed Web sites* Learn how to download Drupal, install the LAMP stack, and set up a site; no programming experience required* Organize and create your site's content; apply templates, and get your first site up and running * Use modules and third-party templates* Follow plain-English instructions for site management, including making changes across the site and managing user access and privileges Drupal For Dummies is designed to help the non-programmer who simply wants to turbocharge a blog or is responsible for administering a content-managed site.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470556110
  • 9780470556115
  • 369,407

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Drop in and check out Drupal, the free, flexible framework for building and managing Web sitesEven if you've never built a Web site and the only thing you've programmed is your DVR, you really can set up a site with Drupal. This book shows you how to find and install the right version of Drupal, how to plan your site, and how to manage it. You can even beef it up with data from other sites, a storefront, an image gallery, and much more!Start here -- find the free software and get simple solutions on things like setting up a database and installing Drupal on a Web hostWho's in charge -- manage an administrator account, establish rules, and control site users What's on your site -- create, manage, and edit your content, and decide whether to allow commentsWhere's your region? -- work with themes and regions and manage menusOpen forum -- create a site with a blog and forum and set up appropriate securityStay current -- keep Drupal up to date, monitor activity on your site, and locate new modules and themes to useCover your bases -- maintain your database, back it up, and know how to restore itMove up -- see how Drupal can build a robust site that interacts with other sites and how to set up an online storeOpen the book and find: What Drupal is and what it's notTools you need to install DrupalHow to decide on rules and settings for your siteTips for telling your story quicklyAdvice on choosing, changing, and configuring themesAll about modulesHow to use reportsSecrets of good site security
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started with Drupal. Chapter 1: The Big Picture. Chapter 2: Getting and Installing Drupal. Chapter 3: Essential Administration. Chapter 4: Tackling User Management. Part II: Your First Drupal Site. Chapter 5: Creating Content: Pages and Stories. Chapter 6: Managing Your Content. Chapter 7: Changing Themes. Chapter 8: Building Blocks and Managing Menus. Chapter 9: Using Modules: Create a Site with a Blog and Forum. Part III: Bending Drupal at Your Will. Chapter 10: Advanced Administration. Chapter 11: Customizing Themes. Part IV: Taking Drupal to the Next Level. Chapter 12: Creating a Robust Web Site. Chapter 13: Developing an Image Gallery. Chapter 14: Interacting with Other Sites. Chapter 15: Building a Storefront. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Must-Have Drupal Modules. Chapter 17: Ten Places to Help You Do More with Drupal. Index.
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About Lynn Beighley

Lynn Beighley is a Web designer, Web developer, and the author of several books and training courses. She creates Web applications of every imaginable type and has used Drupal for several years, valuing its capacity for quickly publishing robust, manageable, multi-user sites.
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