Drupal 7 Webform Cookbook

Drupal 7 Webform Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Build feature-rich Webforms that inspire awe and amazement from the comfort of your web browser
  • Invoke your creative engine with stunning modules that extend an already comprehensive module– even create your own extensions
  • Explore every known nook and cranny of Webform in detailed byte-sized steps, including handling common pitfalls and caveat
  • Companion book website by Vernon, the author of this book, can be found here

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 274 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2012
ISBN : 1849516480
ISBN 13 : 9781849516488
Author(s) : Vernon Denny
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Cookbooks, Drupal, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting up Webform
Chapter 2: Trying Out Webform
Chapter 3: Working with Submissions
Chapter 4: Discovering More Components
Chapter 5: Tweaking the Form Settings
Chapter 6: Extending Webform
Chapter 7: Theming Webform
Chapter 8: Acting on Webform Submissions
Chapter 9: Creating Webform Components
Chapter 10: Creating Submission Actions
Chapter 11: Presenting and Managing Data
Chapter 12: Going Out of the Box
  • Chapter 1: Setting up Webform
    • Introduction
    • Downloading and installing Webform
    • Configuring Webform for our website
    • Setting user roles and permissions
    • Chapter 2: Trying Out Webform
      • Introduction
      • Creating a Webform node
      • Adding textfield components to our Webform
      • Cloning components
      • Adding e-mail components
      • Adding textarea components
      • Adding fieldset components
      • Adding select components
      • Configuring a reply e-mail
      • Testing our Webform
      • Chapter 3: Working with Submissions
        • Introduction
        • Viewing submissions metadata
        • Viewing submissions
        • Editing submissions
        • Analyzing submitted data
        • Downloading submissions
        • Deleting submissions
        • Clearing the database
        • Changing Webform results defaults
        • Chapter 4: Discovering More Components
          • Introduction
          • Adding a page break component
          • Adding a markup component
          • Adding a hidden component
          • Adding a grid component
          • Adding a date component
          • Adding a time component
          • Adding a file component
          • Enhancing component descriptions with HTML
          • Chapter 5: Tweaking the Form Settings
            • Introduction
            • Confirming submissions
            • Limiting submissions
            • Closing and reopening forms
            • Limiting access to forms
            • Displaying Webform as block
            • Saving draft submissions
            • Warning about previous submissions
            • Customizing submit button text
            • Chapter 6: Extending Webform
              • Introduction
              • Enabling the Select (or other) module
              • Using the Options Element
              • Defining custom option lists
              • Enabling date pop-up
              • Sending HTML e-mails
              • Preventing spam with CAPTCHA
              • Advanced data validation
              • Chapter 7: Theming Webform
                • Introduction
                • Preparing our custom theme
                • Adding custom CSS
                • Adding JavaScript tricks
                • Theming the confirmation page
                • Theming Webform e-mail headers
                  • Chapter 9: Creating Webform Components
                    • Introduction
                    • Creating the component module
                    • Defining component features
                    • Defining component defaults
                    • Editing components
                    • Rendering components
                    • Displaying and reporting component data
                    • Analyzing component data
                    • Validating submitted data
                    • Testing the module
                    • Chapter 10: Creating Submission Actions
                      • Introduction
                      • Creating a new select component
                      • Creating the module
                      • Creating a conditional action
                      • Adding a menu item
                      • Confirming the requested action
                      • Updating a submission
                      • Sending an e-mail
                      • Testing the module

                          Vernon Denny

                          Born and bred in a small city called Klerksdorp in the north-west of South Africa, Vernon now lives in Johannesburg with his wife, daughter and supercilious cat. Despite standing two meters tall in his thinnest socks he has an apprehension of heights. After explaining the vagaries of the insurance industry to an IBM iSeries computer in RPG and PHP during the typical working day, he loves to help out on the Webform issue queue on the Drupal website. In between all of this he also keeps himself busy learning about the GNU/Linux operating system and the freedoms arising from the Free and Open Source Software movement. When a computer keyboard is out of reach, Vernon is either playing games with his daughter, hiking with the family, or irritating them with his attempts to learn guitar.
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                          What you will learn from this book

                          • Astonish your friends and impress your clients by your ability to create robust, professional forms in minutes
                          • Make your own re-usable select options lists
                          • Change the way your form components appear on screen using theming or coding
                          • Tweak Webform behaviour to suit almost any context
                          • Construct forms with dynamic content as dictated by user input
                          • Automatically send customized emails to various recipients

                          In Detail

                          The Drupal Content Management System puts everyone in charge of their own internet destiny. Webform takes this power a step further by ensuring that you are never more than just a few mouse-clicks away from fully functional information-gathering forms. From simple contact forms to advanced web applications, Webform provides a solid tool set for both the novice and the expert.

                          Drupal 7 Webform Cookbook gives you everything you need to achieve in minutes what previously cost hours in development and testing. Practical demonstrations of every facet give both the technical and the not-so-technical users an in-depth understanding of how things work.

                          Install. Use. Customize. Extend. A mammoth learning curve devoured in small bytes: all digestible, with no choking.

                          From designing coherent forms, to sending pretty HTML emails and managing data, explore the rich scope of possibilities that Webform enables. Also, easily extend and tune Webform with custom components and functionality.

                          With Drupal 7 Webform Cookbook you are placed firmly in the driving seat.


                          With detailed step-by-step instructions and the required screenshots, this Cookbook guides you in learning all that you wanted to know about Drupal Webform.

                          Who this book is for

                          Written as a guide for internet users and developers alike, the Drupal 7 Webform Cookbook gives you the tools needed to turn your Drupal website into an information-gathering superhighway. Basic knowledge of Drupal is required.

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