September 2008 | English | ISBN-13: 978-1-9215-2373-1 | 209 Pages | PDF | 5.65 MB
Drupal is a free and open source modular framework and content management system (CMS) written in the programming language PHP. Like many modern CMSs, Drupal allows the system administrator to create and organize content, customize the presentation, automate administrative tasks, and manage site visitors and contributors.
Drupal is sometimes described as a “Content Management Framework”as its capabilities extend from content management to enabling a wide range of services and transactions. Although Drupal does offer a sophisticated programming interface, basic web site installation and administration can be accomplished with no programming.
Drupal runs in many environments, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris 10, OpenSolaris and any platform that supports either the Apache (version 1.3+), or IIS (version IIS5+) Web server and the PHP language (version 4.3.5+). Drupal requires a database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL to store content and settings.
This book gives you insights in the techniques and technologies for building successful websites and online communities.
You will learn about this powerful free software’s ins and outs, become a community-building expert and examine successful Drupal sites. Get this book if you’re a web professional, developer, designer, and decision maker interested in applying Drupal knowledge.
This book covers an excellent introduction to the nuts-and-bolts ofarchitecting and building Drupal sites. Examine dissections of some of the most popular Drupal sites out there and learn about important topics such as the processes for building and growing successful Drupal websites.