Drupal Books

A good way to get a first overview and some basic knowledge is to read a Drupal introductory book. Within this section you find assorted Drupal book recommendations for users with different kinds of backgrounds.

Drupal User's Guide: Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

Drupal User's Guide: Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

Finally, Drupal Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide from Planning to Finished Site. The open source content management system Drupal offers amazing flexibility, sophistication, and power. The catch? Many first-time users find it difficult to get started, and most Drupal books don’t help with the initial stages. Drupal User’s Guide is different: easy to use, fun to read, practical, and complete! Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides you through every step of building sites with Drupal, from installation and site planning through launching your first site.

Drupal For Dummies

Drupal For Dummies

Learn to set up, manage, and administer a Drupal web site. Drupal offers unparalleled flexibility for content-managed web sites, and Drupal 7 is the easiest version to use yet. This new edition teaches you the fast, fun, and easy way to get started with Drupal. Even if you have no Drupal experience, you'll quickly learn how to download and install Drupal, set up your first content-managed site, apply templates, use modules, and more.

The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7

The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7

The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 is the most comprehensive book for building web sites using the powerful and extensible Drupal content management framework. Written by active community members and contributors (some of the "brightest and most innovative minds in the Drupal community," to quote Angela Byron, Drupal 7 maintainer), the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 covers the basics then quickly advances to in-depth exploration of the functionality and tools that make Drupal so powerful for building web applications. Just as important, this book provides the reader with a guide to participating in the Drupal community: an international, committed, rapidly growing community of themers, developers, and open source advocates who write the modules, test the code, and work ceaselessly to make Drupal great. The release of Drupal 7, with its dramatic improvements in usability and system architecture, will take Drupal to a new level of popularity, and this book will help give you the foundation and scaffolding to grow with Drupal.

Using Drupal

Using Drupal

Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites— including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar. The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system. Each project spans an entire chapter, with step-by-step "recipes" to help you build out the precise functionality the site requires. With this book, developers new to Drupal will gain experience through a hands-on introduction, and experienced Drupal developers will learn real-world best practices.

Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide

Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide

Drupal is a powerful PHP content management system that allows you to build a wide variety of websites. By combining the power of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, you can develop and customize a fully-functional, world-class website. This book also covers some important changes from Drupal 6 to version 7, so even experienced Drupal users will find this straightforward guide useful. Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide has numerous code examples that will not only introduce new Drupal 7 development concepts, but will give you the skills needed to build a world-class Drupal website. By following the development of a recipe-sharing, e-commerce site, you will quickly and easily get your own Drupal site up and running.

Drupal 7: The Essentials

Drupal 7: The Essentials

You know Drupal is the best web publishing platform on Planet. You have started using Drupal 7, built a site or two, and maybe even written a module. But if you don't know Drupal's essential modules inside out, you don't know Drupal. With this book you will learn: How to rewrite fields and combine contextual filters with Views, how to set up Flag and access its data using views relationships, how to automate and schedule customized reactions on your site using Rules, how to use Page manager to master contextual information on your site and how to use Panels and Views content panes to display the right data in the right places.

Drupal themes to be compared