Drupal For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Get your feet wet with Drupal and see how easy it is to build and manage your website

Need to build a website but don't want to drown in technical mumbo-jumbo? This book and Drupal 7 are just what you need. You don't have to know coding; you don't even need to know how to create web pages. Here's how to get and install Drupal, build a basic site, add a blog, manage user activities, even set up a shopping cart. Why not dive right in?

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Drupal For Dummies

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Overview

Get your feet wet with Drupal and see how easy it is to build and manage your website

Need to build a website but don't want to drown in technical mumbo-jumbo? This book and Drupal 7 are just what you need. You don't have to know coding; you don't even need to know how to create web pages. Here's how to get and install Drupal, build a basic site, add a blog, manage user activities, even set up a shopping cart. Why not dive right in?

  • Getting started — conquer the challenge of installing Drupal and take advantage of its free, flexible, and customizable features

  • Adding pages — learn the structure and format of a Drupal site and build your first Drupal basic pages

  • Managing content — create and enable polls, blogs, forums, and contact forms, and update your site with a click

  • Planning your purpose — decide whether your site should convey information, share news, sell products, or serve a community

  • Using modules — understand modules and use them to create interactive site elements

  • Beefing it up — pull content and data from other sites, customize colors, and add logos and art

  • Playing in the Garden — see how Drupal Gardens lets you create a site without worrying about web hosting or installing software

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for installing Drupal

  • Dynamic things that Drupal can do to enhance your site

  • Sensible guidelines for user registration

  • How Drupal uses nodes

  • All about modules

  • Tips for creating blogs and forums

  • How to keep themes, modules, and Drupal up to date

  • Directions for building a storefront

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118147504
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,207,964
  • File size: 31 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Lynn Beighley is an author, web designer, and web developer who has written both books and training courses. She is the author of jQuery For Dummies.

Seamus Bellamy, a former tech journalist who has worked in the security intelligence community, is the author of Joomla! For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Drupal 7

Chapter 1: The Big Picture 9

Chapter 2: Getting and Installing Drupal 21

Chapter 3: Essential Administration 47

Chapter 4: Tackling User Management 61

Part II: Your First Drupal Site 81

Chapter 5: Creating Content: Basic Pages and Articles 83

Chapter 6: Managing Your Content 99

Chapter 7: Changing Themes 117

Chapter 8: Building Blocks and Managing Menus 125

Chapter 9: Using Modules to Create a Site with a Blog and Forum 147

Part III: Bending Drupal to Your Will 173

Chapter 10: Advanced Administration 175

Chapter 11: Customizing Themes 199

Part IV: Taking Drupal to the Next Level 217

Chapter 12: Creating a Robust Website 219

Chapter 13: Using Drupal Gardens 239

Chapter 14: Interacting with Other Sites 259

Chapter 15: Building a Storefront 275

Part V: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 16: Ten Must-Have Drupal Modules and Themes 301

Chapter 17: Ten Places to Help You Do More with Drupal 313

Index 321

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    But...

    But i can do better site security with my raw php skills... and set up a site on a server hosted in my basement. No hosting company. $2 a month for a domsin and i have a website. No drupal. Stay 31337!

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