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Drupal 6 Content Administration

J. Ayen Green

Maintain, add to, and edit content of your Drupal site with ease
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847198563
Paperback196 pages

About This Book

  • Keep your Drupal site up to date: easily edit, add to, and maintain your site's content, even if you've never used Drupal before!
  • Covers the full range of content that you might want on your site: richly formatted text, images, videos, as well as blog posts, calendar events, and more
  • Get to grips with managing users, slaying spam, and other activities that will help you maintain a content-rich site
  • Concise, targeted information with easy-to-follow hands-on examples

Who This Book Is For

This book is designed for those who run the site day-to-day but didn't set it up, and aren't necessarily that well versed in Drupal or web technologies.

You could be a content editor, proofreader, graphic artist, feature editor, or anyone else concerned with managing content on a Drupal installation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Grand Tour
What will I learn?
What is Drupal?
What is a Content Management System?
Who is the target reader?
What will I do in the chapters?
A guided tour of Drupal
Chapter 2: Content Creation
What you will learn
What you will do
Understanding content in Drupal
Node Content types—the Story
Node Content types—Page
Permissions in Drupal
Chapter 3: Content Seasoning
What you will learn
What you will do
Understanding Teasers
Using images in content
Embedding audio in Node Content
Linking to downloadable content
Embedding video in Node Content
Chapter 4: Advanced Content Editing
What you will learn
What you will do
Enhancing layouts with HTML and CSS
Chapter 5: Making Content Findable
What you will learn
What you will do
Understanding Taxonomy
Tag Clouds
Path Aliases
Chapter 6: Rich Content Types
What you will learn
What you will do
The good side of being a Blockhead
On Blogging
Chapter 7: Supporting an Editorial Team
What you will learn
What you will do
The Creative team
Node Content types
The disgruntled team member
Chapter 8: Offline Content Creation
What you will learn
What you will do
Creating content offline
Node Content via email

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the various methods of inputting text , the various content creation and editing capabilities that are available to users
  • Add elements to your content to spice it up: teasers, links, images, embedded sound, embedded video, PDFs
  • Make changes to the article you created, use a PHP snippet to provide content, edit a revised article
  • Apply basic Search Engine Optimization by creating a URL and category tags to complement the content
  • Create a text block in order to make content available in multiple locations, create a video block to use in the site margin, create a blog entry
  • Set up the framework for a creative editorial team having editors with different roles and privileges, working together to keep the site up to date
  • Use options for creating and editing content offline and via email and apply each of the methods you learned to send content to the project site

In Detail

Often a company hires a web designer to build its Drupal site, and then takes over running the site in house. This book is for the Content Editors concerned with the ongoing creation and maintenance of the site content.

In a few hours, you'll have the knowledge needed to maintain and edit your web site as a content-rich place that visitors return to again and again. There are many books available to help you administer a Drupal site, but this is the only one specifically for Content Editors. This book doesn't cover designing or creating a site. However, anybody who has built their own site but needs some help using the article management features will also benefit from it.

This book is a quick-start guide, aimed at Content Editors. The author's experience enables him to explain in an efficient and interactive manner how you can keep your site up to date. The book begins with a discussion of content management and Drupal and then teaches you how to create content, add elements to it, and make the content findable. You will then learn to set up the framework for a creative team and the various options for editing content offline, their benefits and pitfalls.

This book helps you to quickly and easily solve problems, and manage content and users for a web site. It will help you become a more effective and efficient manager of Drupal-based web sites.


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