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Drupal 7 Bible

Ric Shreves, Brice Dunwoodie

ISBN: 978-1-118-25573-5 October 2011 768 Pages


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.

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.