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Building Online Communities with Drupal, Phpbb, and Wordpressby Robert T Douglass
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Whether you want to build a community with a content management system, a bulletin board, or a blog, Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress is the authoritative guide using Open Source software. Drupal (http://www.drupal.org/) is a full content management system that allows you to create any type of web site you desire, from an eCommerce to a community-based site. With phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/) you can set up a bulletin board or forum. And WordPress is fast becoming the software of choice for the exploding blog community. Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB, and Wordpress is authored by a team of experts, including Jared Smith, a long time support team member of the phpBBHacks.com web site who has been building sites with phpBB since the first beta releases, and Mike Little, the founder and a contributing developer of the WordPress project.
Content management, blogs, and online forums are among the most significant online trends today, and Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress are three of the most popular open source applications facilitating these trends.
Drupal is a full content management system that allows you to create any type of website you desire, from an e-commerce to a community-based site. phpBB enables you to set up a bulletin board or forum. And WordPress is the software of choice for the exploding blog community. All three technologies are based on PHP and MySQL.
Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB, and Wordpress is authored by a team of experts. Robert T. Douglass created the Drupal-powered blog site NowPublic.com. Mike Little is a founder and contributing developer of the WordPress project. And Jared W. Smith has been a longtime support team member of phpBBHacks.com and has been building sites with phpBB since the first beta releases.
Table of Contents
Section I: Drupal: Overview, Terminology, Installation; Key Concepts and Configuring the Site; Using Core Modules; Installing and Using Contrib Modules; Utilizing Themes; Maintenance Tasks and External Resources.- Section II: phpBB: Overview and Terminology; Installation and Configuration; Mods: Installation and Common Mods; Mods: Creating Your Own; Styles: Installation and Create of New Styles; Securing & Maintaining Your phpBB.- Section III: Wordpress: Overview and Terminology; Installation and Configuration; Plugins and Hacks: Installation and Common Plugins and Hacks; Plugins and Hacks: Creating your own; Themes: Installation and Creation of New Themes; Maintenance Tasks.
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