By Robert J. Townsend, Stephanie Pakrul (auth.)

Drupal is a content material administration framework that powers websites from easy on-line brochures to extra complicated websites together with social networking websites, blogs, e-commerce websites, company portals, and extra. it's loose, open resource software program that enables someone to fast and simply construct websites. Its complete diversity of modules—including consumer permissions, safety mechanisms, JavaScript menus, photo uploaders, WYSIWYG editors, and extra— is helping you simply create the basis for a strong site. With its templating procedure (and a number of information and tricks), any photograph layout dossier can be utilized to create a Drupal site.

Foundation Drupal 7 covers the entire subject matters essential to quick construct Drupal-powered sites, explaining basically how Drupal works and giving you techniques, assistance, and code snippets for each step of the advance strategy. From establishing a Drupal-ready internet host and fitting Drupal to utilizing the executive interface and configuring a website from begin to end, there's something the following for everybody. as well as completely discussing all of Drupal's center modules, this booklet reports greater than 50 contributed modules, together with WYSIWYG HTML editors, JavaScript drop-down menus, internet varieties, or even the robust perspectives module. Stephanie Pakrul, writer and maintainer of the Fusion subject matter, coauthors a bankruptcy on easy methods to lay out and upload photographs to a domain via Drupal's administrative part. After examining this e-book, you are going to stroll away with every little thing you want to understand to fast and effectively construct a Drupal-powered website.

even if you are an skilled Drupal website builder seeking to extend your talents, an internet developer or clothier attracted to studying Drupal, or a weekend hobbyist seeking to construct your first website, Foundation Drupal 7 provides you with the data and proposal you must carry your principles to life.

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Next, you can select your language preference and install Drupal in a language other than English. This can be performed after Drupal has been installed and is covered in Chapter 6. Select Install Drupal in English, and click Save and continue (see Figure 2-14). Figure 2-14. You can choose your language during installation or afterward. After selecting the language, Drupal checks your server to ensure requirements are met and provides you with a report of any problems. Drupal will automatically continue to set up the database once all requirements are met.

My recommendation is to configure as much of the site as possible before theming, with the goal of creating content, blocks, menus, and page views that can transfer between themes. When it comes time to theme, you then devote your time to arranging markup and displaying graphics using HTML and CSS. This logical distinction makes it easier to update graphics in the future by simply dropping a new theme in the themes folder. Practically speaking, this means a site takes on two different stages. In the first stage, I am simply adding content, arranging blocks, adding menu links, enabling modules, and more.

Php to begin the install process. Select the Standard installation profile, as shown in Figure 2-13. 31 CHAPTER 2 Figure 2-13. php to begin the installation process. Next, you can select your language preference and install Drupal in a language other than English. This can be performed after Drupal has been installed and is covered in Chapter 6. Select Install Drupal in English, and click Save and continue (see Figure 2-14). Figure 2-14. You can choose your language during installation or afterward.

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