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Drupal

Book Description

A complete guide to every aspect of creating a variety of different websites using Drupal.  A trove of well-considered and practical information is presented in a logical and intuitive manner so that you can either build up your site step by step by reading from cover to cover or, alternatively, focus on your specific needs by diving into each chapter as required. 

This book has been written against the latest release v4.7.


Table of Contents

  1. Drupal
    1. Drupal
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. Preface
      1. What This Book Covers
      2. Conventions
      3. Reader Feedback
      4. Customer Support
        1. Downloading the Code for the Book
        2. Errata
        3. Questions
    6. 1. Introduction to Drupal
      1. Drupal—An Overview
      2. How Drupal Came to Be
      3. What Drupal Has to Offer
      4. Uses of Drupal
      5. Building a Drupal Site
        1. Planning Your Site
        2. Analyzing the Proposed Solution
          1. Feasibility
          2. Phone a Friend
          3. Critical versus Desirable Criteria
        3. The Demo Website
      6. The Drupal Community
        1. Support
        2. Handbooks
        3. Forum
        4. Downloads
        5. Contribute
        6. Contact and Community
      7. The Drupal License
      8. Summary
    7. 2. Setting Up the Development Environment
      1. The Drupal Environment
      2. Obtaining and Installing PHP, Apache, and MySQL
      3. Obtaining and Installing Drupal
      4. Upgrading Drupal
      5. Troubleshooting Common Problems
      6. A Short Tour of Drupal
        1. A Couple of Important Settings
        2. Creating an Administrative User
        3. Using the Administrative Panel
        4. A Sample Drupal Page
      7. Summary
    8. 3. Basics I: Site Configuration
      1. Before We Start
      2. General Settings
      3. Error Handling
      4. Cache and File System Settings
      5. RSS Feed Settings
      6. Date Settings
      7. Site Maintenance
      8. String Handling
      9. Summary
    9. 4. Basics II: Adding Functionality
      1. Adding Modules
      2. Third-Party Modules
        1. Downloading Modules
        2. Installing Modules
      3. Configuring Modules
        1. Forum
        2. Locale
        3. Comments
        4. Content Types
        5. Search
        6. Upload
      4. Menus and Primary Links
      5. Using Modules
      6. Working with Blocks
        1. Adding Blocks
        2. Configuring Blocks
      7. Summary
    10. 5. Users, Roles, and Permissions
      1. Planning an Access Policy
      2. Roles
      3. Permissions
        1. Setting Permissions with Taxonomy Access Control
      4. Users
        1. Administering Users
        2. Configuring Users
      5. Access Rules
      6. Summary
    11. 6. Basic Content
      1. Content Types
      2. Working with Content
        1. Content Options
        2. Administering Content
      3. Content-Related Modules
        1. Aggregator
        2. Archive
        3. Similar Entries
        4. Taxonomy Block
      4. Summary
    12. 7. Advanced Content
      1. HTML, PHP, and Content Posting
        1. Input Formats and Filters
        2. HTML
        3. Creating a Feature-Rich Page
        4. Posting a Feature-Rich Page
      2. Categorization
        1. What and Why?
        2. Implementing Taxonomies in Drupal
          1. Introduction to Vocabularies
          2. Dealing with Descriptors
          3. Posting Content with Categories Enabled
          4. Hierarchies
          5. Content Structure
      3. Summary
    13. 8. Drupal's Interface
      1. Planning a Web-Based Interface
        1. Visual Design
        2. Language
        3. Images
      2. How Drupal's Interface Works
      3. CSS
      4. Themes
        1. Choosing a Base Theme
        2. Configuring Your Themes
        3. Customizing Your Theme
        4. Images
        5. Colors
        6. Page Modifications
      5. Summary
    14. 9. Advanced Features and Modifications
      1. Flexinode
        1. Downloading and Installing Flexinode
        2. Creating a Custom Content Type
        3. Adding Structure
      2. AdSense
        1. Installing and Configuring AdSense
        2. Adding Google Ads to Your Pages
        3. Adding Google Ads to Your Content
      3. Advanced Site Modifications
        1. Scrolling News Ticker
          1. Obtaining the Ticker
          2. Creating the Content
        2. Dynamic Content Page
          1. Incorporating the Application into the Theme
          2. Building the Content Page
      4. Summary
    15. 10. Running Your Website
      1. Backups
        1. phpMyAdmin
        2. The mysqldump Utility
      2. Cron and Scheduled Tasks
        1. The Crontab
        2. Windows Scheduled Tasks
        3. Poormanscron
      3. Throttling
      4. Patching
      5. Website Activities
        1. Search Engine Optimization
        2. Maintaining Users
      6. Summary
    16. A. Deployment
      1. Getting Ready to Deploy
        1. Make Sure the Host Is Ready
        2. Get the Files Ready
        3. Get the Database Ready
      2. Transfer the Files
      3. Setting Up the Site
        1. Set Up the Files
        2. Set Up the Database
        3. Configure the Site
        4. Access Problem?
      4. Testing
      5. Summary