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Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)by Tom Geller
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Visual QuickStart Guides, designed in an attractive tutorial and reference format, are the quickest, easiest, and most thorough way to learn applications, tasks, and technologies. The Visual QuickStart Guides are a smart choice and guide the learner in a friendly and respectful tone. Visually presented with copious screenshots, the focused discussions by topic and tasks make learning a breeze and quickly take you to exactly what you want to learn.
The free and open-source package Drupal is one of the most user-friendly and popular web content management systems (CMSes) available. Sites built on it are highly visible and include The White House and Amnesty International. Its web-based interface allows those with little or no experience to create professional-looking sites quickly while its flexibility gives them access to such features as blogs, polls, and forums.
Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide uses plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions to walk a reader through the process of building a site using Drupal. To begin, the book details the process of downloading and unpacking Drupal, creating the MySQL database, and installing Drupal. It then moves on to explain the administrative interfaces, how to select a visual theme and create and customize content, and how to improve access to that content. Next the book walks readers through managing user accounts, customizing Drupal's look and feel, and extending Drupal with modules.
Although Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide is written for beginners, it goes beyond the basic package to ease readers into advanced topics. A glossary and cross-references throughout the book give readers complete possession of the concepts, vocabulary, and steps necessary to reach Drupal mastery. From start to finish, it's a complete guide for getting up and running with Drupal 7.
Book News Annotation:
Geller, an experienced web developer and trainer, presents a guide to Drupal 7 providing beginner web developers with practical information and instruction in creating dynamic websites with the popular open source website building and content management tool. Beginning with a section on installation and configuration of Drupal and its underlying dependencies, the book covers topics such as setting up a Drupal site, creating and managing content, customization, interactivity, managing access, managing users, and extending Drupal capabilities with modules. Chapters include illustrations, screenshots, and sidebars, as well as information on accessing additional online Drupal resources. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The free and open-source package Drupal is one of the most user-friendly and popular web content management systems (CMSes) available. Sites built on it are highly visible and include The Onion and Amnesty International. Its web-based interface allows those with little or no experience to create professional-looking sites quickly while its flexibility gives them access to such features as blogs, polls, and forums.
This Visual QuickStart uses plenty of screen shots and step-by-step instructions to walk a reader through the process of building a site using Drupal. It starts with installation and initial configuration, discusses content and user management in depth, and concludes with ways to improve your new site's appearance and interactivity.
About the Author
Tom Geller (Oberlin, OH) is a full-time freelance writer whose recent clients have included Apple, IEEE, ACM, Nature.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, Safari Books Online, and Lynda.com.
Table of Contents
GETTING DRUPAL UP AND RUNNING
ESTABLISHING YOUR DRUPAL SITE
CREATING AND MANAGING CONTENT
MAKING CONTENT INTERACTIVE
IMPROVING SITE ACCESS
CUSTOMIZING THE LOOK AND FEEL OF DRUPAL
GLOSSARY OF DRUPAL TERMS
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