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Building Powerful and Robust Websites with Drupal 6

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This book updates the bestselling Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites for Drupal 6, the latest, much improved version of this popular open-source Content Management System. Targeting readers with little experience in website design, unfamiliar with PHP, MySQL or HTML, and with little to no experience of Drupal, it looks pragmatically at the step ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Packt Publishing (first published January 1st 2006)
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James Stewart
An update to David Mercer’s now two year old Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals and Community Websites, this version has been updated for the CMS’ latest revision and guides the user through from setting up a development environment and installing drupal through to building custom themes and deploying a fully built site.

The book is designed to be read sequentially and assumes very little prior Drupal knowledge, though a little familiarity with the interface would be helpful, and a lot of wi
Chris Chinchilla

This book will suit anyone who has a need to create a content rich website. Whether you are: Adding a personal web page, Building a forum, Writing a collaborative book, Retailing goods, Creating a blog, Launching a community Website. This book will prove to be an indispensable companion. Both experts and beginners to computing alike will find the information contained herein to be accessible and easy to intuit.

About the Author

David Mercer was born in August 1976 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Having al

Nov 17, 2008 Bruce rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Web Geeks
Okay, the geek in me is still alive and well. Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) that complements any implementation of Moodle (why do the use these names?). Drupal allows users to blog, have discussions, create polls and make standard web pages. Most importantly for me it allows the creation of "books" which are group editable chaptered documents. Its much like a wiki application. This was ideal when we were looking for a place to make our Teacher Collaborative - much like ...more
Jul 02, 2008 Jodie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone new to Drupal at all levels of technical expertise
Shelves: tech
This book gave an excellent overview of the Drupal system and its features. There were lots of screenshots, and the steps to performing a task are made clear. I'm a more advanced user of technology, yet I still found this book to be very helpful in explaining the basics of some of the lesser-known parts of the system, such as the Taxonomy module. I tried surfing the web and the Drupal website to get the information in this book and couldn't find it easily, so this book was definitely worth a rea ...more
Jun 29, 2007 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: geeks and geek wannabes
Shelves: non-fiction
The second subtitle, "How to setup, configure, and customize this powerful PHP/MySQL-based Open Source CMS," is the true one. This book really doesn't deal with how to use Drupal for site/community creation; the advice on planning the site is nothing that wouldn't be found in any web design handbook. The book's organization is tightly bound to the idea that the reader is setting up his/her own system, so it requires some effort to find desired information if you're running a system set up by som ...more
Mike Ree
Was a good starter book but considering I downloaded and installed drupal a couple weeks before reading this book I managed to learn most things contained within before I ever read the book.

If you want to save yourself a couple weeks of learning curve on drupal, this would be a good book. If you have some skills and would like to improve them, i would stay online or purchase a more advanced book.
Dec 01, 2008 Dave rated it liked it
Excellent book for a brief intro to Drupal 6. Covers the subject well, if not in depth. Enough info to allow a user who is not well informed on drupal to set up and get a site online in minimal time.
Mercia McMahon
interesting from the purely historical perspective of how difficult Drupal was to use with version 4.7. Might skim through his Drupal 7 update which is the book I meant to read!
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