New Drupal Book: Drupal for Dummies | drupal.org

new book, Drupal for Dummies, is now available. My intended audience is non-technical, so if you’ve got a friend who wants you to build a Drupal site for them, this might be worth mentioning to them. The companion Web site, http://drupalfordummies.com was created using only the information presented in the book.

About the Book

Like other books in the for Dummies series, Drupal for Dummies is for beginners. As my publisher puts it:

Everyone has to start somewhere. Before you can go about modifying the Drupal code base by writing PHP scripts and creating your own custom themes, you first have to download Drupal, install the LAMP stack; organize and create your site’s content; apply templates, get your first site up and running, and administer the site.

That’s precisely what Drupal For Dummies shows readers how to do, and much more Designed for non-programmers, Drupal For Dummies shows readers how to take advantage of everything in Drupal that is ready to use, including modules and third-party templates. For those readers who have been tapped to administer a Drupal site designed and programmed by a third-party developer, Drupal For Dummies provides the plain English instructions necessary to make changes across the site, manager user access and privileges, and many other high-frequency administrative tasks.

Topics Covered

  • Start here — find the free software and get simple solutions on things like setting up a database and installing Drupal on a Web host
  • Who’s in charge — manage an administrator account, establish rules, and control site users
  • What’s on your site — create, manage, and edit your content, and decide whether to allow comments
  • Where’s your region? — work with themes and regions and manage menus
  • Open forum — create a site with a blog and forum and set up appropriate security
  • Stay current — keep Drupal up to date, monitor activity on your site, and locate new modules and themes to use
  • Cover your bases — maintain your database, back it up, and know how to restore it
  • Move up — see how Drupal can build a robust site that interacts with other sites and how to set up an online store with Ubercart

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Contents at a Glance

Introduction ………………………………………………………. 1
Part I: Getting Started with Drupal …………………………. 7
Chapter 1: The Big Picture ……………………………………………………………………………………9
Chapter 2: Getting and Installing Drupal …………………………………………………………….21
Chapter 3: Essential Administration……………………………………………………………………45
Chapter 4: Tackling User Management ……………………………………………………………….57

Part II:
Your First Drupal Site ………………………………. 77
Chapter 5: Creating Content: Pages and Stories ………………………………………………….79
Chapter 6: Managing Your Content …………………………………………………………………….97
Chapter 7: Changing Themes ……………………………………………………………………………117
Chapter 8: Building Blocks and Managing Menus ……………………………………………..127
Chapter 9: Using Modules: Create a Site with a Blog and Forum ……………………….151

Part III: Bending Drupal at Your Will …………………… 183
Chapter 10: Advanced Administration ………………………………………………………………185
Chapter 11: Customizing Themes ……………………………………………………………………..207

Part IV: Taking Drupal to the Next Level……………….. 227
Chapter 12: Creating a Robust Web Site ……………………………………………………………229
Chapter 13: Developing an Image Gallery ………………………………………………………….251
Chapter 14: Interacting with Other Sites …………………………………………………………..273
Chapter 15: Building a Storefront ……………………………………………………………………..295

Part V: The Part of Tens ……………………………………. 321
Chapter 16: Ten Must-Have Drupal Modules …………………………………………………….323
Chapter 17: Ten Places to Help You Do More with Drupal ………………………………..339
Index ……………………………………………………………. 349

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