Foundation Drupal 7

Learn How to Use the Drupal Framework to Quickly Build Feature-rich Websites

Authors: Townsend, RJ

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  • This book covers everything you need to build Drupal-powered web sites quickly. It explains in simple terms how Drupal works, and it provides concepts, tips, and code snippets for every step of the development process. A 200-plus page reference manual and cookbook is included

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Drupal is a content management framework that powers web sites from simple online brochures to more advanced sites including social networking sites, blogs, e-commerce sites, business portals, and more. It is free, open source software that allows anyone to quickly and easily build web sites. Its full range of modules—including user permissions, security mechanisms, JavaScript menus, image uploaders, WYSIWYG editors, and more— helps you easily create the foundation for a powerful web site. With its templating system (and a few tips and tricks), any graphic design file can be used to create a Drupal web site.

Foundation Drupal 7 covers all the topics necessary to quickly build Drupal-powered web sites, explaining in simple terms how Drupal works and providing you with concepts, tips, and code snippets for every step of the development process. From setting up a Drupal-ready web host and installing Drupal to using the administrative interface and configuring a site from start to finish, there is something here for everyone. In addition to thoroughly discussing all of Drupal’s core modules, this book reviews more than 50 contributed modules, including WYSIWYG HTML editors, JavaScript drop-down menus, web forms, and even the powerful Views module. Stephanie Pakrul, creator and maintainer of the Fusion theme, coauthors a chapter on how to lay out and add graphics to a site through Drupal’s administrative section. After reading this book, you will walk away with everything you need to know to quickly and successfully build a Drupal-powered web site.

Whether you’re an experienced Drupal site builder looking to expand your skills, a web developer or designer interested in learning Drupal, or a weekend hobbyist looking to build your first site, Foundation Drupal 7 will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to bring your ideas to life.

About the authors

R.J. Townsend is a graphic designer, computer programmer, and entrepreneur with eight years experience using web-based technologies to automate research programs and work processes. He started Cultivate Marketing Technologies, LLC in 2007, focusing on web applications for small businesses, and most recently started CodeMyDesigns.com, providing Drupal content management systems for graphic designers. He earned his master's degree in research psychology from California State University, Fullerton and is currently working towards his master's in business administration at the University of Delaware. He has published several articles on integrating research and technology and won an award for his research in 2004.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • An Overview of Drupal

    Townsend, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Setting Up a Web Host and Installing Drupal

    Townsend, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Configuring a Basic Drupal Web Site

    Townsend, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-65

  • Adding Content Types and Fields

    Townsend, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • People, Roles, and Permissions

    Townsend, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 91-103

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2809-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2808-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundation Drupal 7
Book Subtitle
Learn How to Use the Drupal Framework to Quickly Build Feature-rich Websites
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
R.J. Townsend
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2809-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2809-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2808-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
328
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