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Drupal 7 Explained: Your Step-By-Step Guideby Stephen Burge and Cindy Mccourt.
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At last: Drupal made truly easy!
Master Drupal 7 hands-on, step-by-step, through easy examples from a leading Drupal trainer!
Drupal 7 is an amazingly powerful web content management system. But many newcomers find it confusing, and most Drupal books are just too complicated to help. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you!
Top Drupal trainer Stephen Burge teaches everything you need to know—and nothing you don’t need to know! You’ll master Drupal one easy step at a time, through a complete, real-world sample project. You’ll find crystal-clear visuals, simple explanations, perfect analogies—all extensively tested with real Drupal beginners.
This Guide’s quick, easy coverage includes
• Planning a site that will be easy to build and manage
• Installing Drupal and setting it up to work reliably and securely
• Quickly finding the Drupal tools and features you’re looking for
• Mastering an easy 3-step workflow for creating new content
• Delivering more interesting content with fields and new content types
• Creating intuitive site structures and user navigation
• Adding powerful site features with just a few clicks
• Completely redesigning your site in minutes with Themes
• Adding site search, registration, and more
• Presenting content in tables, lists, grids, or photo galleries
• Creating advanced layouts and 2- or 3-column designs
• Controlling what users on your site can see and do
• Preparing your site for launch
• Administering and updating a live site efficiently and safely
Drupal 7 Explained requires absolutely no experience with Drupal, content management, website construction,
programming, scripting, or even HTML. Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners—and thousands more
who’ve experimented with Drupal but haven’t mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Drupal users up the
learning curve—from confusion to results!
Master Drupal 7 fast, step-by-step, in plain English, through complete, hands-on business and personal site case studies! Drupal 7 Explained requires absolutely no experience with Drupal, content management, site construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Discover what Drupal does and how it works; then install Drupal 7, master site administration, simplify site creation via workflows, create highly-usable navigation, and much more. Quickly change site designs with themes; find, choose, install, and use modules, including View; create advanced layouts with Panels; customize user access; update and back up your sites; and build multiple site types, step by step! Author Stephen Burge is one of the world's leading Drupal trainers: he has had more face-to-face interaction with Drupal learners than practically anyone. This book reflects all he's learned about how beginners learn best. It teaches through crystal-clear visuals, explanations, and analogies — all extensively tested with real Drupal newcomers.
About the Author
Stephen Burge has split his career between teaching and web development. In 2007, he combined the two by starting to teach web development. His company, OSTraining, now teaches Drupal classes around the world and online. Stephen travels widely, helping people learn and thrive with open source software. Stephen is originally from England, and now lives in Atlanta.
Cindy McCourt is an experienced Drupal trainer, who coaches clients side-by-side to build internal Drupal capacity while planning and developing their Drupal solution. She specializes in user experience planning, configuration and code strategizing, site building, and project management. Cindy authored Getting Started with Drupal 7, a Refcard provided by dzone.com, and offers Drupal insights via her blogs on idcminnovations.com and ostraining.com.
Table of Contents
Part I. Beginner
1. Drupal Explained
2. Drupal Installations
3. Drupal Sites Explained
4. Drupal Content Explained
5. Drupal Modules Explained
6. Drupal Themes Explained
7. Drupal Menus Explained
8. Drupal Blocks Explained
9. Putting it All Together. Personal Site
Part II. Intermediate
9. Drupal Fields Explained
10. Drupal Views Explained
11. Drupal Design Modules Explained
12. Drupal Themes Explained
13. Putting it All Together. Business Site
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