Choosing the Right Drupal Book for you

Are you struggling to decide what Drupal book is right for you? This page will help you choose.

So what is it that you want from Drupal?

  • I want to learn all about Drupal
  • I want to get started creating Drupal modules
  • I want to design themes for Drupal site
  • I want create essential small business web site features
  • I want to build a Social Networking site with Drupal
  • I want to customize web content by creating fields

Scroll down and the answers will become apparent...

 

Learn all about Drupal...

What do you know?
Little to no experience in using Drupal.

What do you want to do?
Get started with Drupal; find my way round the system and learn how to use it. Set up, configure, and deploy a Drupal website.

Then choose this...

Drupal 7. This book is for people with little or no experience in website design, people who are not familiar with PHP, MySQL or HTML, and above all people with little to no experience in using Drupal. The book takes a pragmatic look at the steps necessary to get a website up and running.

If you're still using version 6, then go for:
Building Powerful and Robust Websites with Drupal 6

Get started creating Drupal modules...

What do you know?
Familiar with basic PHP programming, along with HTML and CSS and no experience with programming Drupal.

What do you want to do?
Take my first steps with programming Drupal, and create my first modules.

Then choose this...

Drupal 7 Module Development. This book provides accessible coding samples designed to exhibit not only the technical merits and abilities of Drupal, but also proper architectural and stylistic approaches to coding on one of the world's most popular content management systems.

If you're still using version 6, then go for:
Learning Drupal 6 Module Development.

Design themes for Drupal site...

What do you know?
I know how to use Drupal, and I have some basic HTML, CSS knowledge.

What do you want to do?
I want to learn to design themes for Drupal websites quickly and easily.

Then choose this...

Drupal 7 Themes. This book helps you understand the logic behind the theming system employed in Drupal, and how to make it work for you.

If you're using Drupal 6, go for
Drupal 6 Themes.

Create essential small business web site features...

What do you know?
Very little about Drupal, but I have some basic web development skills.

What do you want to do?
Learn to set up a website quickly for their business using the super powerful Drupal open source content management software.

Then choose this...

Drupal 7 Business Solutions. This book takes a step-by-step approach to building a complete website using Drupal and enhancing it to include modern technology used by cutting-edge companies.

If you're using Drupal 6, go for
Drupal 6 Site Builder Solutions.

Build a Social Networking site with Drupal…

What do you know?
Very little about Drupal.

What do you want to do?
What everyone else is doing - creating a social networking site, and Drupal looks like a great option.

Then choose this...

Drupal 7 Social Networking. This book is packed with clear instructions and careful explanations for creating a powerful social networking site using Drupal 7. With each chapter, you add new features and content until your social network is ready to be released to the Internet where it can grow.

If you're using Drupal 6, go for
Drupal 6 Social Networking.

Customize web content by creating fields…

What do you know?
Some basics of Drupal.

What do you want to do?
Build my own Drupal 7 website using the Drupal 7 fields system.

Then choose this...

Drupal 7 Fields/CCK Beginner's Guide. This book is a beginner's guide, which has a comprehensive and step-by-step approach to building Drupal websites with fields.

 


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