Your step by step guide with easy to follow instructions for navigating Drupal 8 Key Features Build a great Drupal website easily How to structure, create and maintain different types of content Design roles for secure editing of your site Book Description Drupal is a powerful content management platform, flexible enough to accommodate almost any content requirements. This flexibility comes with a cost: complexity. Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide will clear your path from installation to a building usable site in minutes, and to a customized site in one sitting. You will begin with installation of Drupal and going through the main sections of the Drupal UI. Then, you will create a content type that describes its content, which simplifies the act of creating and editing the actual content later. You will learn about user roles, using real-world examples. This will help you to learn how to design roles, and how to assign appropriate permissions to them. Next, you will learn to use the WYSIWYG editor, configure it for other roles, navigate the various fields on the content creation form, and publish content. To begin to appreciate the flexibility and expandability of Drupal, you will make use of popular content-focused modules that extend Drupal's power. You will learn how to expand your market to other readers directly and through other sites by configuring content and UI translations and creating a View that provides an RSS feed. Finally, you will put everything together by customizing the home page for your new website. What you will learn Create and customize Drupal structures, such as menus, tags, and content categories Extend Drupal's capabilities with add-on modules Administer site users, their roles, and the actions to which they are granted access Understand user roles and permissions Create, edit, and publish content Use Views for custom content selection and display Expand your audience with custom RSS feeds Configure a home page with meaningful sections for a better UX Who this book is for This book is for content administrators, developers, site builders and administrators who are new to Drupal 8.
Drupal 8 comes with a release cycle that allows for new functionality to be added at a much faster pace. However, this also means code deprecations and changing architecture that you need to stay on top of. This book updates the first edition and includes the new functionality introduced in versions up to, and including 8.7.
This is a fun, informative, hands-on learning guide that uses an actual case study. In an interactive and informal manner, this guide presents purposeful examples that continue to build on each other. Clear, concise instructions and practical examples mean you can learn quickly how to take care of the content in your Drupal site. This book is designed for those who run the site day-to-day but didn't set it up, and aren't necessarily that well versed in Drupal or web technologies. You could be a content editor, proofreader, graphic artist, feature editor, or anyone else concerned with managing content on a Drupal installation.
Visual QuickStart Guides, designed in an attractive tutorial and reference format, are the quickest, easiest, and most thorough way to learn applications, tasks, and technologies. The Visual QuickStart Guides are a smart choice and guide the learner in a friendly and respectful tone. Visually presented with copious screenshots, the focused discussions by topic and tasks make learning a breeze and quickly take you to exactly what you want to learn. The free and open-source package Drupal is one of the most user-friendly and popular web content management systems (CMSes) available. Sites built on it are highly visible and include The White House and Amnesty International. Its web-based interface allows those with little or no experience to create professional-looking sites quickly while its flexibility gives them access to such features as blogs, polls, and forums. Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide uses plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions to walk a reader through the process of building a site using Drupal. To begin, the book details the process of downloading and unpacking Drupal, creating the MySQL database, and installing Drupal. It then moves on to explain the administrative interfaces, how to select a visual theme and create and customize content, and how to improve access to that content. Next the book walks readers through managing user accounts, customizing Drupal’s look and feel, and extending Drupal with modules. Although Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide is written for beginners, it goes beyond the basic package to ease readers into advanced topics. A glossary and cross-references throughout the book give readers complete possession of the concepts, vocabulary, and steps necessary to reach Drupal mastery. From start to finish, it’s a complete guide for getting up and running with Drupal 7.
The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 is the most comprehensive book for getting sites done using the powerful and extensible Drupal content management system. Written by a panel of expert authors, the book covers every aspect of Drupal, from planning a successful project all the way up to making a living from designing Drupal sites and to contributing to the Drupal community yourself. With this book you will: Follow practical approaches to solving many online communication needs with Drupal with real examples. Learn how to keep learning about Drupal: administration, development, theming, design, and architecture. Go beyond the code to engage with the Drupal community as a contributing member and to do Drupal sustainably as a business. The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 was written by the following team of expert Drupal authors: Benjamin Melançon, Jacine Luisi, Károly Négyesi, Greg Anderson, Bojhan Somers, Stéphane Corlosquet, Stefan Freudenberg, Michelle Lauer, Ed Carlevale, Florian Lorétan, Dani Nordin, Ryan Szrama, Susan Stewart, Jake Strawn, Brian Travis, Dan Hakimzadeh, Amye Scavarda, Albert Albala, Allie Micka, Robert Douglass, Robin Monks, Roy Scholten, Peter Wolanin, Kay VanValkenburgh, Greg Stout, Kasey Qynn Dolin, Mike Gifford, Claudina Sarahe, Sam Boyer, and Forest Mars, with contributions from George Cassie, Mike Ryan, Nathaniel Catchpole, and Dmitri Gaskin. For more information, check out the Drupaleasy podcast #63, in which author Benjamin Melançon discusses The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 in great detail: http://drupaleasy.com/podcast/2011/08/drupaleasy-podcast-63-epic
Over 60 hands-on recipes that get you acquainted with Drupal 8's features and help you harness its power About This Book Discover the enhanced content authoring experience that comes with Drupal 8 and how to customize it Take advantage of the broadened multilingual and tools of the new version to provide an internationalized website This step-by-step guide will show you how to deploy from development, staging, and production of a website with Drupal 8's brand new configuration management system Who This Book Is For The audience of the Drupal 8 Cookbook have been using Drupal and are ready to get a grasp of what to expect in Drupal 8. They have worked with Drupal as site builders, back-end developers, and front-end developers and are eager to see what awaits when they start using Drupal 8. This book will be a resource that allows them to get started and have a reference to building new applications with Drupal. What You Will Learn Extend Drupal through contributed or custom modules and themes Develop an internationalized website with Drupal's multilingual tools Integrate third-party front-end and back-end libraries with Drupal Turn Drupal into a web services provider using REST Create a mobile-first responsive Drupal application Run SimpleTest and PHPUnit to test Drupal Understand the plugin system that powers many of Drupal 8's new APIs to extend its functionality Get to grips with the mechanics of the configuration management system and the ability to import and export site configuration In Detail Began as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. With Drupal 8's exciting features it brings, this book will be your go-to guide to experimenting with all of these features through helpful recipes. We'll start by showing you how to customize and configure the Drupal environment as per your requirements, as well as how to install third-party libraries and then use them in the Drupal environment. Then we will move on to creating blocks and custom modules with the help of libraries. We will show you how to use the latest mobile-first feature of Drupal 8, which will help you make your apps responsive across all the major platforms. This book will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps. Style and approach This practical, recipe-based book will provide you with actionable techniques and methods to improve your existing Drupal development skills.
Successfully architect a Drupal 8 website that scales to meet project requirements of any size and scope. Starting with a one-chapter review of Drupal basics, you'll dive into deeper topics including software development processes, architecting a Drupal site, scaling Drupal, working effectively with themes, and more. In addition to a thorough discussion of custom module development and how to develop modules as building blocks, you'll also review many common ways of integrating Drupal with other 3rd party systems. Building and maintaining an enterprise-ready Drupal website presents a unique set of challenges and complexities. From development processes and content management to deployments, version control and more, all aspects of Drupal development are impacted when two or more developers are on a project. If you are involved in a Drupal project that requires frequent updates and long-term support from a team of developers, system administrators, and end-users, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development is for you. Whether you're an experienced Drupal developer looking to expand your skills, a systems administrator managing a Drupal project, or a PHP developer new to Drupal, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to manage large and complex projects. What You'll Learn Architect Drupal for development teams and apply best practices for large Drupal projects Integrate 3rd party applications with Drupal Manage content, code, and configuration across multiple staging environments Build a consistent user experience for administrators and content creators Who This Book Is For The primary audience is intermediate to advanced Drupal developers who are working on large-scale Drupal projects and advanced PHP developers new to Drupal The secondary audience is IT Professionals such as Systems Administrators managing Drupal projects
WordPress is free software that allows you to build a website with no coding experience required-- but you supply the work that makes the site great. Goodman introduces you to building a website that will achieve your library's goals and objectives.
Key Features Up-to-Date: This is the newest version of the best-selling Drupal book. Clear instruction: Learn Drupal 7 by following plain English, clear visuals and enjoyable step-by-step instructions. Hands-on learning: Master Drupal 7 by building a complete Drupal site. Book Description Drupal 7 is an amazingly powerful web content management system. But many newcomers find it confusing, and most Drupal books are just too complicated to help. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you! Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners - and thousands more who've experimented with Drupal but haven't mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Drupal users up the learning curve! Burge and the OSTraining team make learning fun. Like their online training, you learn by following enjoyable, step-by-step instructions. OSTraining books are written in plain English and are supported by plenty of online documentation and videos. Drupal 7 Explained requires absolutely no experience with Drupal, content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Please note: This book is 100% aimed at Drupal beginners. Drupal 7 Explained contains very little code, and that is absolutely deliberate. If you want to learn how to create themes or code modules, there are other books for you. What You'll Learn You'll master Drupal 7 hands-on, through a complete case study, crystal-clear visuals, simple explanations, and on-target analogies, all extensively tested with real Drupal beginners. Burge walks you through installing Drupal 7, planning sites that are easy to use and manage, adding content, and incorporating powerful site features without programming. Finally, Burge shows you how to run your site securely and efficiently, no matter how big or popular it becomes! About the Authors Stephen Burge has split his career between teaching and web development. He now runs OSTraining.com, which specializes in teaching website development. OSTraining.com's clients include Apple, Pfizer, and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Education, and Commerce. Burge's books are some of the world's best-selling guides to the software they cover. Other books by Burge include: Joomla Explained (Addison - Wesley, 2011) Drupal 7 Explained (Addison - Wesley, 2013) Joomla 3 Explained (Addison - Wesley, 2014) MySQL Explained (OSTraining, 2015) Drupal 7 Explained (OSTraining, 2017) Drupal 8 Explained (OSTraining, 2017) Joomla 3 Explained (OSTraining, 2017) Multilingual Joomla Explained (OSTraining, 2017) Magento Explained (OSTraining, 2017) WooCommerce Explained (OSTraining, 2017) WordPress Explained (OSTraining, 2017) Cindy McCourt is an experienced Drupal trainer, who coaches clients side-by-side to build internal Drupal capacity while planning and developing their Drupal solutions. She specialized in user experience planning, configuration, and code strategizing, site building and project management. Table of Contents Drupal Explained Drupal Planning Explained Drupal Installations Explained Drupal Administration Explained Drupal Content Explained Drupal Fields Explained Drupal Taxonomy Explained Drupal Modules Explained Drupal Menus Explained Drupal Themes Explained Drupal Blocks Explained Drupal Views Explained Drupal Layout Modules Explained Drupal Users Explained Drupal Site Management Explained