Beginning Drupal, 1st Edition by Jacob Redding

By Jacob Redding

A radical advent that lessens the educational curve to development websites with Drupal 7Drupal 7 is the most recent model of the loose, open resource content material administration method Drupal. a robust content material administration procedure and framework Drupal has an unlucky attractiveness of getting a steep studying curve. This consultant to Drupal 7 methodically demystifies Drupal and shortening the training curve.Author Jacob Redding is deeply embedded within the Drupal neighborhood, and walks first-time Drupal builders throughout the install and configuration of a Drupal approach. In-depth details on key components of Drupal discover the Drupal hook method, Drupal's theming layer, and Drupal's API. you are going to additionally get pattern code, and classes that consultant you thru a number of elements of Drupal.Introduces you to each element of Drupal 7Demystifies key components of Drupal and shortens the educational curve for even the main amateur beginnerFeatures classes and pattern code that supply additional perception right into a Drupal net siteExploring uncomplicated unmarried web site installations and extra complex a number of web site installations that percentage clients and/or content.Addresses find out how to use Drupal's theming layer for your advantage. With this accomplished and transparent booklet through your aspect, you'll quick discover ways to leverage Drupal's notable power.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't incorporated as a part of book dossier.

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But a hosted Drupal solution takes your site, your code, and your system and makes sure it’s rock-solid. com. org/hosting. ➤ Drupal professionals The Drupal community is teeming with dedicated professionals that are ready to help you build your website, provide a bit of custom development, or give you advice. Companies exist for customers with nearly any budget, from the hobbyist to the Fortune 500 enterprise customer. If you choose to hire a professional be sure to inquire about their launch and ongoing support options.

Why is setting a strong password on the first user account created important? Answers to the Exercises can be found in the Appendix. Summary ❘ 25 WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THIS CHAPTER ➤ Drupal’s installer will automatically install and configure your database. org/project/translation. ➤ Your site’s database settings, modules, themes, and uploaded files are stored within the sites folder. com). ➤ If Drupal does not find a folder for your site’s URL it will use the settings found in the default folder. ➤ The word “Core” represents all files and folders outside of Drupal’s sites folder.

Likewise, other module developers will maintain their module if you maintain yours, so that everyone’s site can grow and expand. You do not have to be a developer to participate in the community. There are groups of designers, users, administrators, and others at all levels working together to build great sites. The worst thing you can do when starting out with Drupal is to ignore the community. WHERE IS THE COMMUNITY? The Drupal community meets online and, better yet, in the real world. org/forum) Installation, configuration, migration, translation, upgrading, and module development are just some of the topics covered in the forums.

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