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Using Drupal
     

Using Drupal

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by Angela Byron, Addison Berry, Bruno De Bondt
 

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Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites— including a job posting board, photo gallery, online

Overview

Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites— including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar.

The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system. Each project spans an entire chapter, with step-by-step "recipes" to help you build out the precise functionality the site requires. With this book, developers new to Drupal will gain experience through a hands-on introduction, and experienced Drupal developers will learn real-world best practices.

  • Learn Drupal’s concepts and building blocks, and how everything works together
  • Hit the ground running—build your first Drupal site hands-on
  • Explore solutions that meet each project’s requirements, and discover why specific modules were selected
  • Understand the projects through case studies, including the client’s needs and desires
  • Learn how to configure modules with a bird’s-eye view of how they work
  • Discover new modules, including Drupal Commerce, Media, and Workbench

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449390525
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Angela Byron is an open source evangelist, and has been called a Drupal freak by those in the know. She got her start as a Google Summer of Code student in 2005 and since then, she has immersed herself in the Drupal community. Her work includes coding and reviewing patches, creating and contributing to modules and themes, testing and quality assurance efforts within the project, improving documentation, and providing user support on forums and IRC. Angela is on the Board of Directors for the Drupal Association, and helps drive community growth by leading initiatives to help get new contributors involved. She is a sought-after lecturer on many themes, especially the topic of women in Open Source.

Addison Berry is deeply involved with Drupal and takes part in many aspects of both the software and the community. She contributes patches to core Drupal, maintains several contributed modules, and is active in various mentoring programs such as the Drupal Dojo group and Google's Highly Open Participation (GHOP) program. Addison helps maintain the drupal.org website, and is a permanent member of the Drupal Association General Assembly. Her work focuses on improving Drupal documentation and she has worked to provide a wide range of tutorials covering all aspects of Drupal from community involvement to code.

Bruno De Bondt has been theming and developing with Drupal since 2005, specializing in independent media sites. After stumbling upon Drupal while looking for an open source CMS to build a major Belgian citizen journalism website, he was captivated with its flexibility and the project's community. His contributions to Drupal include documentation and usability testing, with a focus on multimedia, and modules that improve editorial workflows.

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Using Drupal 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I bought this book because I'm trying to create my first Drupal-based website. Chapters are organized according to specific real-world projects/goals, which is good if those projects match what you're trying to do. Some details are left out or misleading, which, combined with what I've finding on the web, makes the process of learning to use Drupal and various modules frustrating. I am <em>slowly</em> getting the hang of the system. (Note the emphasis on "slowly." I know that there are some other beginners' books for Drupal on the horizon, but until then, this will have to suffice.