Drupal For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 360

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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