From the Publisher
A thorough introduction that lessens the learning curve to
building sites with Drupal 7
Drupal 7 is the latest version of the free, open source content
management system Drupal. A powerful content management system and
framework Drupal has an unfortunate reputation of having a steep
learning curve. This guide to Drupal 7 methodically demystifies
Drupal and shortening the learning curve.
Author Jacob Redding is deeply embedded in the Drupal community,
and walks first-time Drupal developers through the installation and
configuration of a Drupal system. In-depth information on key areas
of Drupal explore the Drupal hook system, Drupal''s theming layer,
and Drupal''s API. You''ll also get sample code, and lessons that
guide you through various aspects of Drupal.
- Introduces you to every aspect of Drupal 7
- Demystifies key areas of Drupal and shortens the learning curve
for even the most novice beginner
- Features lessons and sample code that offer extra insight into
a Drupal web site
- Exploring simple single website installations and more advanced
multiple site installations that share users and/or content.
- Addresses how to use Drupal''s theming layer to your
With this comprehensive and clear book by your side, you will
quickly learn to leverage Drupal''s impressive power.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary
materials are not included as part of eBook file.
From the Jacket
Shorten the learning curve and quickly leverage the power
Drupal is an open source framework and content management system
used to create web sites that is known for its steep learning
curve. This introduction offers you a clear and solid understanding
of Drupal so that you can get started programming a Drupal site
immediately. Author Jacob Redding walks you through the
installation and configuration of a Drupal web site and presents a
clear understanding of Drupal''s hook system, theming layer, views,
and API. Throughout the book, helpful examples and step-by-step
instructions provide you with a strong proficiency in the power and
capabilities of Drupal.
- Addresses ways to manage and moderate comments on your
- Looks at why Drupal''s node system is the pivotal structure of
- Explains the basics of the views modules and shows you how to
control the output of your content
- Guides you through Drupal''s built-in themes and modifying them
to suit your needs
- Examines the power of Drupal''s community and demonstrates how
to become engaged with it
- Covers the entire module-development process, including
creating custom configuration settings, blocks, and database
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About the Author
Jacob Redding is an open source evangelist and
technologist, and an active member in the Drupal community. In
addition to managing several modules on drupal.org and providing
Drupal-related training and consulting, he is also a board member
on the Drupal Association.