Beginning Drupal 7 (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
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This book focuses on the nontechnical user who is responsible for building, maintaining, and managing Drupal web sites. The book covers why you should consider using Drupal when building a new web site, what Drupal is, installing and configuring Drupal, creating and managing content, managing users, adding functionality to your web site through Drupal modules, and more advanced topics on using themes, panels, and views. By reading this book, you will:
- Understand why you should use Drupal and the power of the platform.
- Quickly build confidence in your ability to use Drupal.
- Gain the knowledge necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Drupal 7.
something more than just another content management solution. When I saw how easily and quickly I could build feature-rich websites, I shifted gears and focused my entire career around Drupal. While working with clients, I was often asked, “Where can I go to find information for someone who is new to Drupal?” Unfortunately there wasn’t a comprehensive resource that I could point them to, and thus began my journey of writing this book. I’m also often asked, “What is Drupal?” The short answer is,
Only site administrators or users with roles that permit them to edit, update, and delete other authors’ content may make changes to your content. If you do not see Edit next to the title of a content item, then you are not logged into with an account with the proper permissions to make changes to that item. To change a content item, click on the “Edit” link. Drupal will display that content item in edit mode where you can change or delete the item (see Figure 2-6). Figure 2-6. Content is
content items at the child level as well as at the parent level. The resulting Page that is created using this method now shows the associated sport as “High School.” Clicking on High School would render a list of all pages that are associated with the term “High School” under “Basketball.” This approach provides a finer level of granularity for categorizing content. 49 CHAPTER 4 ■ TAXONOMY Assigning More Than One Vocabulary There may come a time when categorizing content by a single
visibility of the blog. Blogs are typically open to the general public. There are websites that are completely dedicated to a specific blog and topic (such as http://buytaert.net, the website of the creator of Drupal), and there are websites where blogs represent a small portion of the content (such as whitehouse.gov). Drupal provides the capabilities to do either. Enabling Blogs Drupal 7 includes a blog module that makes it easy for users with the proper permissions to author and publish blog
which reveals the Forums page. On this page, we specify the name of our forum, provide a brief description of what the purpose of the forum is, and select the container where the forum should reside. See Figure 9-7. After entering the forum name and description, look in the Parent drop-down list for the container that you created in the previous step. When you have selected it, click Save. Figure 9-7. Creating a forum Based on the subject area of our container, Drupal 7, there are likely a