Build a Social Networking Website using Drupal 6 with New Book

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | News | Drupal

Packt is pleased to announce a new book on Drupal that will guide users in creating and managing their own social networking website, using powerful and feature rich social networking modules. Written by Content Management expert, Michael Peacock, Drupal 6 Social Networking will help users in promoting and marketing their website using the Drupal CMS platform.

Drupal is a free Open Source modular framework and Content Management System (CMS). Drupal is extremely scalable, making it ideal for both a simple personal website as well as an industrial strength commercial or institutional web presence. Written in the programming language PHP/MySQL, its power and flexibility combined with its exceptional design means it is one of the most popular choices for creating a CMS website.

This book will guide users from the basics of both Drupal and Social Networking right through to more complicated aspects, like creating their own custom design and features for their website. It will walk users through the creation of a custom module, making use of Google Maps, to illustrate how easily the social network can be extended to meet their needs. It will also introduce users to Drupal themes to install and enable new themes and customize the existing ones.

In addition to this, the book looks at communicating with the users of the social network through mailing lists, theme changes and Twitter feeds, to keep them up to date, and improve user retention. Through this book users will learn some useful methods for promoting their website through Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing, and a range of new Social Media.

Anyone looking to create their own social networking website, including businesses, hobbyists, organizations and families will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/build-social-networking-website-with-drupal-6/book

 

Drupal 6 Social Networking
Build a social or community web site, with friends lists, groups, custom user profiles, and much more

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/build-social-networking-website-with-drupal-6/book


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