By Todd Kelsey

Long ago, with a view to make an internet site, you needed to manually gather the entire records and boost a good quantity of technical services; in spite of the fact that, an open resource content material administration method (CMS) like Drupal can automate and considerably simplify many elements of the method. This booklet comprises an easy-to-understand creation to comparable techniques and a chain of step by step examples that may assist you find out how to use Drupal to create and preserve an internet site. The insurance additionally contains utilizing a "quick-install" hosting account, that may vastly decrease the complexity of putting in Drupal. you will discover that this booklet is written with novices in brain; no earlier services is needed, other than a few familiarity with find out how to browse the net and use a laptop. by means of the tip of the publication, you should have a operating wisdom of content material administration structures, fitting and development a website in Drupal, and numerous net promoting strategies which could assist you percentage your new website with the realm.

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37). 37 The “Sign-in” link at the bottom of any Google site. They may also need to sign up for a Google Account or Gmail address. To see what the user experience is like, try adding someone, for example, yourself, at a non-Gmail address. Learning More About Google Sites Congratulations on taking a tour of Google Sites. 38. You might also want to bookmark it. 38 Remember the “Help” link is always there. 39 Google Sites Help—thanks Google! 39). com. 47 48 Chapter 2 n Learning About Content Management Systems Conclusion Dear Reader, Congratulations on learning more about CMS.

13). 21 22 Chapter 1 n Why CMS? 13 A simple HTML page—it works, but could be better. 14). ” There’s nothing technically wrong with the design I came up with, but the second looks better, and the second is not Google Sites. The long and short of it is that for a website, you might end up wanting to work with a designer, but you’ll probably want to at least start gathering content on your own. And in some cases, you might end up creating a website manually (but you might want to explore integrating or customizing Drupal, for a variety of reasons).

Some of the functions you’ll see require custom development, but many are based on modules that are available to any Drupal site. Modules are basically free packages that you can plug in to an existing Drupal site, to add new features and functionality without having to write any code. Part of the great thing about the open source community is that people are coming up with new features all the time, and they contribute them, and you can use them, for free. We’ll discuss modules later in the book.

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