Drupal 7 Business Solutions

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Learn
  • Install and set up Drupal
  • Add blogs to attract customers to your business site
  • Add customer accounts to your site
  • Incorporate e-commerce in your site to sell your products online using Ubercart and the new Commerce modules.
  • Integrate Google maps, YouTube videos, and e-newsletter with your site which will help you increase your profits
  • Insert online surveys and polls in your site to improve business through customer feedback
  • Take care of and maintain your site.

 

About

You can use the Drupal 7 content management system to build a small business website quickly. You may add blogs, images, maps, e-commerce, social application integration, and more to your site to connect with your customers and make more money from your business.

Drupal 7 Business Solutions will give you hands-on practical tutorials on how to build a rich and dynamic website for your business quickly using one of the most popular tools in open source.

You’ll start by adding blogs and images to your website. Then you’ll learn how to add a VIP section to your site so that you can give your logged in users special discounts and other VIP freebies. Next, you will learn to send your customers e-mail newsletters and show them a dynamic events calendar.

The book will then teach you to add e-commerce to your site so you can sell your products online. You’ll add YouTube videos and Google maps to help enhance your business site. You will then learn to incorporate feedback mechanisms for your customers.

The book also explains how to maintain your site, upgrade it, and continue adding dynamic content to it.

Features
  • Build a Drupal 7 powered website for your business rapidly
  • Add blogs, news, e-commerce, image galleries, maps, surveys, polls, and forums to your website to beat competition
  • Complete example of a real world site with clear explanation
Page Count 378
Course Length 11 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781849516648
Date Of Publication 20 Jan 2012

Authors

Mark Noble

Mark Noble has worked in software development and website design for over 13 years in a variety of capacities including development, quality assurance, and management. He takes pride in developing software and websites to make businesses run more effectively and delights in helping users to get their jobs done more easily.

Mark currently works developing websites to help libraries manage their books. He also does occasional contract work for clients in a variety of industries.

When he isn’t in front of a computer, Mark enjoys playing with his family, photography, and geocaching.

Trevor James

Trevor James is a Drupal developer residing in Middletown, MD, USA. Trevor has been using Drupal intensively since 2007 and designing websites for over 15 years using a combination of HTML, CSS, ColdFusion, PHP, jQuery, and JavaScript.

Trevor's focus is on building Drupal-based web applications and portals for education, non-profit, and medical systems, and small business environments. He is interested in the best methods of integrating web services with Drupal sites, optimizing Drupal sites' performance, and using Drupal content types, Views, Panels, and other contributed modules to develop front-end interfaces that support data intensive websites.

He loves teaching people about Drupal and how to use this excellent open source content management framework. Trevor authored the following Packt books:

  • Drupal 7 Business Solutions (https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/drupal-7-business-solutions), published in early 2012
  • Drupal Web Services (https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/drupal-web-services), published in November 2010
  • Drupal 6 Performance Tips (https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/drupal-6-performance-tips), published in February 2010

Trevor created a 14-hour video tutorial series titled Drupal 7 for Virtual Training Company (VTC) in 2011. The video is available via the VTC website at http://www.vtc.com/products/Drupal-7-Tutorials.htm.