Drupal 6 Site Blueprints

Ready-made plans for 12 different professional Drupal sites

Drupal 6 Site Blueprints

Blueprints
Timi Ogunjobi

Ready-made plans for 12 different professional Drupal sites
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ISBN 139781847199041
Paperback272 pages

About This Book

  • Instant Drupal – Build 12 exciting and simple web projects
  • Expand and tailor the sample projects to your client's need
  • Create quick prototypes of commonly used applications within hours
  • Develop your own custom application by merging features from the example projects
  • Apply easy methods to optimize the performance of your site

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anybody who wants to build a range of Drupal sites, and see how to apply the many available Drupal plugins and features in different scenarios. If you develop Drupal sites professionally, or would like to try building web sites as a freelancer, this is a great book to help you get started.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: I.M. Smart, Ph.D.—Building a Personal Site
Theme
Build I.M. Smart's site
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Permissions
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 2: Verree High School—Building a School Site
Theme
Build the Verree High School site
Modules
Create the Downloads Content type
Handle attachments and images
Test the Downloads submission form
Create a Webform
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 3: Global Hitchhikers Club—Building an Aficionado's Site
Theme
Build the Global Hitchhikers Club site
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 4: Breaking Events—Building an Events Site
Theme
Build the Breaking Events site
Modules
Basic content
Create new categories
Test the Event submission form
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 5: Drupbook—Building a Community Site
Theme
Build Drupbook
Modules
Basic content
User settings
Configure the Blog entry Content type
Configure Polls
Configure Forums
Configure Chat
Configure Organic groups
Put it all together
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 6: The Daily Drupe—Building a Newspaper Site
Theme
Build The Daily Drupe online
Modules
Categorize content
Create new Content types
Display content
Forums
The lead story block
The latest editorial block
The latest features block
The latest news block
Front page
Editorial and User login blocks
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 7: Dridgets Inc.—Building an E-commerce Site
Theme
Build the Dridgets Inc. web shop
Modules
Basic Ubercart configurations
Add a Product to the store
Display Products
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 8: Drupelburg Accommodations—Building a Directory Site
Theme
Build Drupelburg Accommodations
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 9: Nosh'r—Building a Photo Sharing Site
Theme
Build Nosh'r
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 10: Drupelburg Conference Venues—Building a Conference Facilities Booking Site
Theme
Build Drupelburg Conference Venues
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Login and Navigation blocks
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 11: Alienspotting—Building a Google Map Site
Theme
Build Alienspotting
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 12: Weird Hap'nins—Building a News Aggregating Site
Theme
Build Weird Hap'nins
Modules
Basic content
Display the feeds
Finishing up
Summary

What You Will Learn

You will see how to build the following site projects:

  • An educational, research, or non-profit organization web site
  • A fan site for users wishing to share their interests by blogging – built around the Blog module
  • An events site for listing events from multiple users – built around the Events module
  • A Community Portal for social networking
  • A newspaper site for publishing an online newspaper or magazine
  • An E-Commerce web site with Ubercart
  • A directory site for listings in several categories
  • A photo sharing site for publishing and organizing images from multiple users
  • An hotel and conference facilities booking site for listing items bookable by multiple users by using the Availability Calendar module
  • A Googlemap site to create complex Googlemap mashups
  • A news aggregating site for publishing news feeds from several sources

In Detail

Drupal is a powerful CMS used to build all kinds of web sites. But when you're urgently tasked with building a specific kind of site, it's not always obvious which plugins to use or where to begin. If I could show you simple directions to create Drupal web sites for personal or business use within a day, without the initial need to bother about the in-depth details of using Drupal, would you be interested? Build first learn later!

This book will give you a competitive edge by helping you to rapidly implement prototype web projects for personal and business use. With this book almost anyone with just a bit of Drupal knowledge can build a web site and tailor it to his/he needs.

This book is a project-based guide to developing web applications with Drupal. It should enable you to take full advantage of the powerful core features offered by the Drupal framework together with the many available contributed modules and themes to develop applications within hours. You will be guided, by means of illustrated hands-on example projects, to build foundation projects that you may easily adapt or enhance to create even more powerful web projects. If you want to develop exciting web applications for profit or pleasure this book is for you.

This book is, however, not an introduction to Drupal, nor an in-depth manual for using Drupal; and even though it partially covers some basics such as installation and how to create nodes, this is only done in the process of building the featured projects. Readers should therefore already have an understanding of the basic Drupal terminologies, how to access and to use the administration pages, and also how to customize by uploading and engaging new themes

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: I.M. Smart, Ph.D.—Building a Personal Site
Theme
Build I.M. Smart's site
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Permissions
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 2: Verree High School—Building a School Site
Theme
Build the Verree High School site
Modules
Create the Downloads Content type
Handle attachments and images
Test the Downloads submission form
Create a Webform
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 3: Global Hitchhikers Club—Building an Aficionado's Site
Theme
Build the Global Hitchhikers Club site
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 4: Breaking Events—Building an Events Site
Theme
Build the Breaking Events site
Modules
Basic content
Create new categories
Test the Event submission form
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 5: Drupbook—Building a Community Site
Theme
Build Drupbook
Modules
Basic content
User settings
Configure the Blog entry Content type
Configure Polls
Configure Forums
Configure Chat
Configure Organic groups
Put it all together
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 6: The Daily Drupe—Building a Newspaper Site
Theme
Build The Daily Drupe online
Modules
Categorize content
Create new Content types
Display content
Forums
The lead story block
The latest editorial block
The latest features block
The latest news block
Front page
Editorial and User login blocks
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 7: Dridgets Inc.—Building an E-commerce Site
Theme
Build the Dridgets Inc. web shop
Modules
Basic Ubercart configurations
Add a Product to the store
Display Products
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 8: Drupelburg Accommodations—Building a Directory Site
Theme
Build Drupelburg Accommodations
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 9: Nosh'r—Building a Photo Sharing Site
Theme
Build Nosh'r
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 10: Drupelburg Conference Venues—Building a Conference Facilities Booking Site
Theme
Build Drupelburg Conference Venues
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Login and Navigation blocks
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 11: Alienspotting—Building a Google Map Site
Theme
Build Alienspotting
Modules
Basic content
Display content
Finishing up
Summary
Chapter 12: Weird Hap'nins—Building a News Aggregating Site
Theme
Build Weird Hap'nins
Modules
Basic content
Display the feeds
Finishing up
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781847199041
Paperback272 pages
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