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, 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 sitesShows you how to download Drupal; no programming experience requiredLooks 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 siteExplains how to organize and create your site's content, apply templates, and get your first site up and runningDetails 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • w. ill.
  • 1118083482
  • 9781118083482
  • 312,214

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Get your feet wet with Drupal and see how easy it is to build and manage your website Need 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 features

Adding pages -- learn the structure and format of a Drupal site and build your first Drupal basic pages

Managing content -- create and enable polls, blogs, forums, and contact forms, and update your site with a click

Planning your purpose -- decide whether your site should convey information, share news, sell products, or serve a community

Using modules -- understand modules and use them to create interactive site elements

Beefing it up -- pull content and data from other sites, customize colors, and add logos and art

Playing in the Garden -- see how Drupal Gardens lets you create a site without worrying about web hosting or installing software

Open the book and find:

Steps for installing Drupal

Dynamic things that Drupal can do to enhance your site

Sensible guidelines for user registration

How Drupal uses nodes

All about modules

Tips for creating blogs and forums

How to keep themes, modules, and Drupal up to date

Directions for building a storefront
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About Lynn Beighley

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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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
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