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Drupal 7 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-53030-6
768 pages
May 2011
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Guidance for administrators, content managers and web publishers on using Drupal for content management

Start building and managing web sites with the open-source content management system Drupal 7 and this in-depth guide. Whether you're new to Drupal or migrating from another system, you'll find the tips and techniques you need to understand Drupal, create a new web site, or manage an existing one. Learn how to create, modify, and delete items-and much more-with the detailed tutorials in this step-by-step guide.

  • Teaches you how to use a Drupal site, as well as how to set up, configure, and customize a new site, including obtaining code and deploying it to a server
  • Covers advanced topics like multilingual content management, publishing workflows, or Views and Panels
  • Shows you how to work with Drupal 7's new fields and custom content types

Get on the Drupal bandwagon with this complete guide.

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Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Drupal Content Management System.

Chapter 2: Obtaining and Installing Drupal.

Chapter 3: Taking Your First Look at Drupal.

Chapter 4: Configuring Your Drupal Site.

Part II: Using Drupal's Site Building Tools.

Chapter 5: The Default Drupal Themes.

Chapter 6: Working with the Default Modules.

Chapter 7: Working with Blocks.

Chapter 8: Working with the Menus Manager.

Chapter 9: Using Actions and Triggers.

Part III: Working with Content.

Chapter 10: Content Management with Drupal.

Chapter 11: Managing Taxonomies.

Chapter 12: Formatting Content and Media.

Chapter 13: Managing the Front Page of Your Site.

Chapter 14: Employing Advanced Content Management Techniques.

Chapter 15: Working with the Comment Functionality.

Chapter 16: Managing Blog Content.

Chapter 17: Using the Book Module.

Part IV: Working with Content-Related Modules.

Chapter 18: Using the Aggregator Module.

Chapter 19: Working with Forms.

Chapter 20: Using the Forum Module.

Chapter 21: Using the Poll Module.

Chapter 22: Managing Multilingual Content.

Part V: Managing Users.

Chapter 23: Understanding the Drupal User System.

Chapter 24: Controlling User Access.

Chapter 25: Configuring User Registration.

Part VI: Customizing and Extending the System.

Chapter 26: Customizing Drupal’s Appearance.

Chapter 27: Customizing the Display of Content.

Chapter 28: Customizing Drupal Functionality.

Chapter 29: Extending Your Site.

Chapter 30: Implementing eCommerce with Ubercart.

Part VII: Drupal in the Enterprise.

Chapter 31: Securing Your Site.

Chapter 32: Managing Site Performance.

Chapter 33: Creating a Search Engine-Friendly Site.

Chapter 34: Making an Accessible Site.

Chapter 35: Handling Change Management.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: The Directory Structure of a Drupal Installation.

Appendix B: Location of Key Files.

Appendix C: Installing XAMPP.

Appendix D: Installing MAMP.

Appendix E: Beyond the Book—Additional Help Resources Online.


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Ric Shreves is a partner at water&stone (www.waterandstone.com), a digital agency focused on open-source technologies and new media. He's been building Web sites professionally since 1999 and writing about technology for almost as long. His books include Mambo Visual Blueprint, Ubuntu Visual Blueprint, and Joomla! Bible.

Brice Dunwoodie is the founder of Simpler Media Group, Inc., and the publisher of CMSWire (www.cmswire.com), a niche online magazine focused on information management, enterprise collaboration, and Web publishing. For the past 15 years, he has consulted with a broad range of international clients, including Singapore Telecom, IBM, France Telecom, and others.

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