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Beginning Drupal

by Jacob Redding

Wiley | April 19, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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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 advantage. 

With this comprehensive and clear book by your side, you will quickly learn to leverage Drupal''s impressive power.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 484 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: April 19, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470438525

ISBN - 13: 9780470438527

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Beginning Drupal

Beginning Drupal

by Jacob Redding

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 484 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: April 19, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470438525

ISBN - 13: 9780470438527

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING DRUPAL.

CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING DRUPAL.

CHAPTER 3: YOUR FIRST DRUPAL WEBSITE.

CHAPTER 4: ADMINISTRATION - CONFIGURATION, MODULES, AND REPORTING.

CHAPTER 5: ADMINISTRATION - BLOCKS, MENUS, AND THEMES.

CHAPTER 6: CONTENT.

CHAPTER 7: USER MANAGEMENT CHAPTER.

CHAPTER 8: TAXONOMY.

CHAPTER 9: SEARCH, PERFORMANCE, STATISTICS, AND REPORTING.

CHAPTER 10: TRIGGERS, ACTIONS, WORKFLOW, AND RULES.

CHAPTER 11: VIEWS.

CHAPTER 12: INTERNATIONALIZATION.

CHAPTER 13: THEMING.

CHAPTER 14: CONTRIBUTED MODULES .

CHAPTER 15: CUSTOM MODULES.

CHAPTER 16: DEVELOPMENT HOOKS.

CHAPTER 17: MODULE DEVELOPMENT START TO FINISH.

CHAPTER 18: ADVANCED DRUPAL INSTALLATIONS.

CHAPTER 19: PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST.

APPENDIX: EXERCISES AND ANSWERS.

INDEX.

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 advantage. 

With this comprehensive and clear book by your side, you will quickly learn to leverage Drupal''s impressive power.

From the Jacket

Shorten the learning curve and quickly leverage the power of Drupal

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.

Beginning Drupal:

  • Addresses ways to manage and moderate comments on your site
  • Looks at why Drupal''s node system is the pivotal structure of Drupal
  • 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 tables

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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.
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