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Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours)by Jesse Feiler
Synopses & Reviews
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful, easy-to-maintain websites with Drupal–fast! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill you’ll need, from organizing sites and using Drupal’s design themes to setting up search, polls, forums, and security. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Drupal tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the
discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to
perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Jesse Feiler provides consulting services to small businesses and non-profits through his company, North Country Consulting (northcountryconsulting.com). His recent books include FileMaker Pro 10 In Depth, The Bento Book, How to Do Everything with Web 2.0 Mashups, and iWork ‘09 For Dummies®.
Register your book at informit.com/register for convenient access to all sample project source code, as well as updates and corrections as they become available.
Category: Web Development
User Level: Beginning—Intermediate
Learn how to…
Book News Annotation:
This tutorial explains how to build web sites with Drupal. The lessons, 24 in all, are in sections on getting started with Drupal, socializing and communicating, and creating a site. Appendixes provide information on updating Drupal and the background of Drupal. Learning features include chapter quizzes and exercises, question and answer boxes, tips and cautions, notes on alternate ways of performing tasks, and checklists. B&w screenshots illustrate step-by-step directions. Feiler is a consultant. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Until recently users needed programming skills to use Drupal because there were gaps in its modules. However, since the release of Drupal 6, users can build powerful sites without having recourse to PHP or even CSS. This book covers both Drupal 6 and the soon-to-be-released Drupal 7.
About the Author
Jesse Feiler has taught and spoken at a variety of conferences and meetings including several Geek Cruises, nonprofit and community technology groups, as well as developer user groups. He appears regularly on WAMC/Public Radio for the Northeast speaking about new technologies. A recognized expert on all things Mac and FileMaker, his books have provided introductory and advanced guidance to users of Mac OS X, FileMaker, Apple Script, and Automator.
Table of Contents
I. GETTING STARTED WITH DRUPAL
HOUR 1. USING THE 21st CENTURY WEB
HOUR 2. EXPLORING DRUPAL
HOUR 3. SETTING UP AND INSTALLING DRUPAL
HOUR 4. ADMINISTERING DRUPAL THEMES AND MODULES
HOUR 5. USING DRUPAL NODES, PAGES, AND FRONT PAGE
HOUR 6. USING IMAGES
HOUR 7. MANAGING USERS, ROLES, AND PERMISSIONS
II. SOCIALIZING AND COMMUNICATING
HOUR 8. USING COMMENTS, DISCUSSIONS, AND USER CONTRIBUTIONS
HOUR 9. USING POLLS
HOUR 10.CREATING CONTACT FORMS AND WEB FORMS WITH CCK
HOUR 11. USING BLOGS
HOUR 12. WORKING WITH TAGS, TAXONOMIES, AND CATEGORIES
HOUR 13. SEARCHING AND AUTHORSHIP
III. CREATING A SITE
HOUR 14. BUILDING YOUR FIRST LIVE SITE
HOUR 15. CHOOSING A THEME
HOUR 16. USING BLOCKS
HOUR 17. WORKING WITH MENUS
HOUR 18. LAYING OUT PANEL PAGES
HOUR 19. USING EVENTS AND CALENDARS
HOUR 20. WORKING WITH VIEWS
HOUR 21.CLEANING URLS AND USING PATHAUTO
HOUR 22. MANAGING THE SITE: USING TRIGGERS AND WORKFLOW
HOUR 23. LAUNCHING THE SITE
HOUR 24. CUSTOMIZING THEMES AND THEIR CSS
APP A: INSTALLING DRUPAL
APP B: DRUPAL BACKGROUND
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