As an open source, community-based content management system andweb site application development framework, Drupal allows you tocreate interactive, media-based, database-driven web sites thatbecome a part of everyday activities and communications. Thisunique book is the first of its kind to tackle the challenging taskof leveraging Drupal to get a site done right and make that sitework for you, based on industry-wide software development bestpractices.
Within these pages, you will gain insight into how to work withany release of Drupal, approach your project, establish adevelopment environment, plan for deployment, and avoid pitfallsalong the way. A real-world example of a web site application basedon Drupalan online Literary Workshopis used throughoutthe book, and it walks you through the entire developmentlifecycle. You'll learn how to bring your web site into theexciting Drupal mainstream, customize Drupal for your specificneeds, and even make "non-Drupal" looking sites. With this hands-onguide, you'll discover how to use Drupal to efficiently publish,manage, and organize a wide variety of content on your website.
What you will learn from this book
Best practices to optimize the way you approach developmentprojects
Methods for setting up a development environment using versioncontrol and issue tracking tools
How the Drupal theming system works and how it separates contentfrom presentation and style
Techniques for upgrading and deploying the online LiteraryWorkshop
The future of Drupal and how it might be developed and used
Who this book is for
This book is for Drupal users of all levels of expertise who arelooking to put together a sophisticated web application.
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