A thorough introduction that lessens the learning curve to Drupal development. Drupal is a free, open source modular framework and content management system written in the programming language PHP that carries with it a reputation of a steep learning curve. This guide to Drupal methodically demystifies Drupal and even aims shorten the learning curve. Author Jacob Redding is deeply embedded in the Drupal community, and walks first-time Drupal developers through the installation and configuration of a Drupal system. In-depth information on key areas of Drupal explore the Drupal hook system, Drupal's theming layer, and Drupal's API. You'll also get a sample database, code, and lessons that guide you through various aspects of Drupal.
* As an open source framework and content management system, Drupal bears a reputation of having a steep learning curve * Demystifies key areas of Drupal and shortens the learning curve for even the most novice beginner * Features a sample database, code, and lessons that offer extra insight into a Drupal web site * Begins with creating one web site on a single database, then moves on to installing for multiple sites, multiple sites that share the same user, and finally one site utilizing multiple databases * Addresses how to use Drupal's theming layer to your advantage With this comprehensive and clear book by your side, you will quickly learn to leverage Drupal's impressive power.
Jacob Redding is an open source evangelist and technologist, and an active member in the Drupal community. In addition to managing several modules on drupal.org and providing Drupal-related training and consulting, he is also a board member on the Drupal Association.