Demystifying one of the most popular content management systems in use today, Drupal Web Profiles offers a complete introduction to the installation, configuration, and administration of Drupal versions 6 and 7. Filled with worked examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects, it provides readers with the tools to develop effective business web solutions using Drupal.
The book supplies easy-to-follow instruction on the primary aspects of the Drupal framework--from basic installation, configuration, and administration to creating new functionality with custom modules and themes. Defining key Drupal terminology in a way that users and developers can easily understand, this project-based guide explains how to:
- Create an installation environment for Drupal as well as how to carry out the actual installation
- Build web applications using Drupal builds and profiles
- Add new content to a Drupal site and describe, classify, and organize content using the Taxonomy module
- Optimize Drupal performance with automatic throttling, bandwidth optimization, and page caching
- Customize Drupal themes and create, install, and debug modules
The first five chapters describe how to install, configure, and administer a basic site using Drupal version 6 or 7. The next five chapters introduce Drupal profiles and explain how to get them set up and running. Supplying in-depth treatment of web analytics, including Google analytics, parsing Web logs, and node tagging, the book arms you with time-tested advice on how to monitor, analyze, and optimize the performance of your Drupal installation.
Timi Ogunjobi is a software developer, technical author, and open source evangelist. Timi has been developing web applications using a variety of frameworks for nearly a decade and has written on a broad range of topics for more than twenty years.
Mr. Ogunjobi balances his time between programming, reviewing, writing, and contributing to interesting community projects especially those relating to wildlife conservation. When he isn't working, he enjoys playing jazz guitar and getting involved in outdoor activities--principally cricket, golf and swimming.
Mr. Ogunjobi is the Chief Executive Officer of Xceedia Limited (www.xceedia.co.uk), a software development and training company. Timi has written two other books on Drupal that are currently in print (Drupal 6 Site Blueprints and Drupal 6 Site Blueprints: Lite). He has also published several fiction and non-fiction books, and has been featured in several anthologies. One of his fiction books has been nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize.