Update: Second Edition also available in paperback
From the back flap
More than 100 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 will be discussed.
Drupal is one of the best content management systems (CMS) around. In fact, it has just won (for the second time) the Best Overall 2008 Open Source CMS Award and Best PHP Open Source CMS Award. For about 8 years now, Drupal has been providing users with one of the best and most versatile frameworks around. In this book, I will guide the reader through the different modules needed to build a solid community site. And I 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 is 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:
- Easy to update.
- Anyone can do it.
- 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 community site with Drupal after reading this book.
Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide.
With notes for Drupal 5
Now everyone can set up a community.
Author: Dorien Herremans MSc MIS
Available at http://book.drupalfun.com. From all sales through this affiliate link, 10% will be donated to the Drupal Association.
About the author
Dorien Herremans is a MSc Commercial Engineer in Management Information Systems, from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She has lectured IT and 3D Computer Animation at Les Roches University of Applied Science in the Swiss Alps. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Antwerp, developing a local search metaheuristic for computer aided music composition. She is also the founder of Sun Flare Ltd, a Drupal consultancy/development company. 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.