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Beginning Drupal 7

By Todd Tomlinson

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This book covers why you should consider using Drupal when building a new web site, what Drupal is, installing and configuring Drupal, creating and managing content, managing users, adding functionality to your web site through Drupal modules, and more advanced topics on using themes, panels, and views.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2859-2
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: June 6, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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Full Description

This book focuses on the nontechnical user who is responsible for building, maintaining, and managing Drupal web sites. The book covers why you should consider using Drupal when building a new web site, what Drupal is, installing and configuring Drupal, creating and managing content, managing users, adding functionality to your web site through Drupal modules, and more advanced topics on using themes, panels, and views. By reading this book, you will:

  • Understand why you should use Drupal and the power of the platform.
  • Quickly build confidence in your ability to use Drupal.
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Drupal 7.

What you’ll learn

  • What Drupal is and why you should use it
  • How to install a basic Drupal web site from scratch
  • How to create content in your new Drupal web site
  • How to manage users on your new Drupal web site
  • How to change the look and feel of your new Drupal web site through themes
  • How to install and configure modules

Who this book is for

This book is for nontechnical users who need to use Drupal to manage content, as well as PHP developers who are new to Drupal.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Drupal
  2. Creating and Managing Content 
  3. Creating and Managing Users 
  4. Taxonomy  
  5. Creating Menus
  6. Installing Themes 
  7. Drupal Blocks 
  8. Drupal Modules 
  9. Enabling Interactive Capabilities  
  10. Content Types  
  11. Views  
  12. Panels  
  13. Theming 
  14. Administering Your Drupal Site  
  15. Putting It All Together 
  16. Case Study  
Errata

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On page Chapter 11 - Views:
The layout in Drupal 7 for creating and managing views is significantly different to that shown in the book. As a Drupal newbie I'm having a hard time relating the dook to the screen - I'm getting there but it's a chore.

On page 81:

The passage reads "change the Text format select list from Filtered HTML to PHP code," but there is no option for PHP Code, but rather Full HTML and Plain Text. I tried both, but neither renders this code the way the book says it should.