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ebook - Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide - 2nd Edition


Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide. 2nd Edition

With notes for Drupal 5

Now everyone can set up a social network with the free CMS Drupal


Table of contents

ISBN 978-2-8399-0490-2

Author: Dorien Herremans

Ebook: pdf file of 172 pages

This second edition contains updated screenshots and action-lists matching the latest modules including Panels 3.

A large number of screenshots will guide the reader through the process of setting up a community site with the Drupal 5 or 6 framework. A number of popular topics, such as profiles, picture and video galleries, maps, messaging, groups, friends etc are discussed.

Drupal is one of the best content management systems (CMS) around. In fact, it has won the Best PHP 2009 Open Source CMS Award and is a 2009 Webware 100 winner for the third time in a row. For about 9 years now, Drupal has been providing users with one of the best and most versatile frameworks around. The reader will be guided through the different modules and configuration settings needed to build a solid community site. And we go even further, by looking at how to structure content and making a few €, $, ¥, ¢, £,... from your site. It is going to be an exploration of modules and their features.

The main strategy of this book it to use only out-of-the-box, user contributed modules. So anybody can make a great site. This well thought strategy offers us the following advantages:

  1. Easy to update.
  2. Anyone can do it.
  3. Expansive: at any time, you can install a module safely, to allow additional functionality.

Every function will be explained using the fully integrated case study Drupalfun.

Anyone can build a social networking site with Drupal after reading this book.

About the author

Dorien Herremans is currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at C4DM, Queen Mary University of London. She got her PhD on the topic of Computer Generation and Classification of Music through Operations Research Methods (Compose≡Compute - Generating and Classifying Music through Operations Research Methods). She graduated as a commercial engineer in management information systems at the University of Antwerp in 2005. After that, she worked as a Drupal consultant and was an IT lecturer at the Les Roches University in Bluche, Switzerland. She also worked as a mandaatassistent at the University of Antwerp, in the domain of operations managment, supply chain management and operations research. Her current research focuses on applications of OR in the field of music. Among others, she loves life and Drupal, and has set up a multitude of sites, using creative techniques to get the maximum out of this great framework.

You are welcome to contact the author concerning Drupal consulting. You can get in touch with Dorien via drupalfun.com, or at dorien at drupalfun.com.

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