Drupal User's Guide by Emma Jane Hogbin
Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

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Finally, Drupal Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide from Planning to Finished Site


The open source content management system Drupal offers amazing flexibility, sophistication, and power. The catch? Many first-time users find it difficult to get started, and most Drupal books don’t help with the initial stages. Drupal™ User’s Guide is different: easy to use, fun to read, practical, and complete!


Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides you through every step of building sites with Drupal, from installation and site planning through launching your first site. Drawing on her experience teaching thousands of beginners, she covers both Drupal and Web design tasks, showing exactly how they fit together.


Drupal™ User’s Guide shows how to use Drupal 7’s newest improvements to build more modern, manageable sites for any business or organization. Hogbin covers crucial topics other Drupal books ignore, including search engine optimization and accessibility.


Walk through installing Drupal on Mac OS X and Linux Web servers Get comfortable with Drupal 7’s new administrative interface Build a basic site in minutes Create S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) site goals Audit your existing content so you can make the most of it Explore, choose, and customize Drupal themes Walk through building a community site with private discussion area Build a complete business association directory site Use Web forms to capture and display any kind of content Take advantage of Drupal’s powerful Views module Choose the right Drupal and third-party modules to build virtually any site Optimize your site for Google and other search engines Use advanced techniques to improve your visitors’ experiences


If you want to create great sites with Drupal–with no hassle, no confusion, and no degree in computer science–this is the book for you!


About Emma Jane Hogbin

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Emma Jane Hogbin makes Drupal easier through her books, videos, classes, and conference presentations. She has been teaching Internet technologies since 2002 and has been building Web sites since the 1990s. Hogbin has taught Drupal in France, Belgium, Hungary, Canada, New Zealand, England, and across the U.S. She has served as technical college instructor at Humber College and Seneca College and worked on curriculum development for the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Her first book, Front End Drupal, is recognized as the most important book for Drupal designers.
Published September 15, 2011 by Prentice Hall. 464 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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