Drupal has got to be one of the most expandable CMS Systems you can use to build complex web applications like social networking websites for example. One of the drawbacks we have always found with Drupal however is the tedious task of gathering all the Drupal documentation together to build such a site, this is where the fantastic eBook written by Dorien Herremans titled “Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide” become an invaluable resource. Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide contains all the information and step by step tutorials you will need to build the social networking/community site that you always wanted but didn’t know where to begin.
Drupal is a very versatile CMS System with lots of great documentation available for anyone new to Drupal, some of this documentation however can be quite daunting if you are not versed in particular Drupal/php techniques or indeed are simply beginning your journey with Drupal. From personal experience as the Drupal modules and core change with new versions helpful user written documentation can become obsolete quickly. This in turn can be frustrating to users trying to gather all the information on coding and modules they need to execute the features they want within Drupal whilst building their project.
Owning an eBook like “Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide” can really help a beginner and more experienced Drupal users a lot when planning a social/community based Drupal website. The book contains all the information you require to setup a fully featured social networking site like http://drupalfun.com/.
- Setting Up The Site
- Expanding Functionality
- User Profiles
- Expanding Profiles
- Content Presentation
- Community Features
- Making an Income From Your Site
- Tidying Up
Arguably Profile and Content layouts are amongst the most researched topics for new users when building a Drupal based site, this book covers both in detail and will help you acheive most of the features you may require.
A sample of whats covered on the topic of user profile features within the book with directions to acheive are listed below along with a screenshot of a completed profile page.
Condense information about the user:
- Some information fields.
- An avatar.
- Picture Gallery
- Video Gallery
- His/her Drupal showcase.
- Display AdSense shared with the user.
- Show the location of the user on a map.
- Provide an easy way to contact the user.
- Provide an easy way to become friends with the user.
The Content Presentation section of the book covers modules like VIEWS and CCK and supplies step by step tutorials and included code snippets.
For beginner to intermediate “Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide” is a book you should definitely have in your toolbox if you are considering building a community featured website based upon Drupal.
Purchase for 5.50 Euros:Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide ebook