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Drupal User’s Guide: Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

Drupal User’s Guide: Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

Drupal User's Guide: Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

Finally, Drupal Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide from Planning to Finished Site

 

The open source content management system Drupal offers amazing flexibility, sophistication, and power. The catch? Many first-time users find it difficult to get started, and most Drupal books don’t help with the initial stages. Drupal™ User’s Guide is different: easy to use, fun to read, practical, and complete!

 

Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides you through every step of building sites with Drupal, from installation and site planning through launching your first site. Drawing on her experience teaching thousands of beginners, she covers both Drupal and Web design tasks, showing exactly how they fit together.

 

Drupal™ User’s Guide shows how to use Drupal 7’s newest improvements to build more modern, manageable sites for any business or organization. Hogbin covers crucial topics other Drupal books ignore, including search engine optimization and accessibility.

 

  • Walk through installing Drupal on Mac OS X and Linux Web servers
  • Get comfortable with Drupal 7’s new administrative interface
  • Build a basic site in minutes
  • Create S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) site goals
  • Audit your existing content so you can make the most of it
  • Explore, choose, and customize Drupal themes
  • Walk through building a community site with private discussion area
  • Build a complete business association directory site
  • Use Web forms to capture and display any kind of content
  • Take advantage of Drupal’s powerful Views module
  • Choose the right Drupal and third-party modules to build virtually any site
  • Optimize your site for Google and other search engines
  • Use advanced techniques to improve your visitors’ experiences

 

If you want to create great sites with Drupal–with no hassle, no confusion, and no degree in computer science–this is the book for you!

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How do you start building a WordPress site for an already existing website?

Question by Ian: How do you start building a WordPress site for an already existing website?
I have a website that has been up and running for some time now, and for numerous reasons I want to replace it with a WordPress site.

So, how do I start building the WordPress site – in a seperate folder from the “public_html” folder? Then when you are ready to move it into the public_html folder, do you have to correct whatever file-paths and link errors?

Best answer:

Answer by Windowphobe
Build it in a subdirectory below public_html, and then tell WordPress (in Dashboard/Settings/General) that you have different addresses for the site and the WP install. It will look something like this when you’re through:

WordPress address (URL): [yourdomain]/wpsubdirectory

Blog address (URL): [yourdomain]

WordPress will take care of the rest.

What do you think? Answer below!

Is anything better then WordPress for building a web presence for a small Business?

Question by Mick: Is anything better then WordPress for building a web presence for a small Business?
I have been told to go and open a WordPress blog account to make web mini sites (web presence) and I am wanting to know if you have better ideas or simply more ideas? Advise for WordPress would be great as well!

Best answer:

Answer by Zoooma
It depends on the time and budget you have.

Despite the ease of setting up wordpress as a blogging platform, there is a fairly long learning curve to determine what is exactly right for your business, and if you are trying to run a business, it could be distracting from your core business.

These are some of the things to bear in mind:

1) Do you want a domain with your company name? e.g. ‘yourcompanyname.com’

You can check for the name you want in places like:

http://goo.gl/X3E2i

or

http://instantdomainsearch.com/

If you go with this option, there are other blogging/Content Management Systems that are also available with wordpress such as joomla, drupal, but these are slightly more complex.

If you do not want a company blog dedicated domain space, then you can get something like ‘yourcompanyname.wordpress.com’, this will be free. Other free blogging platforms are typepad, blogger, and a few more so you can get ‘yourcompanyname.blogger.com’ also.

2) How much information will you be putting on the blog, that will determine your webhosting plan you want if you decide to buy a domain for your company blog. Most basic plans are big enough to handle business blogs. Most places selling the domain can offer web hosting

3) Consider if you actually need another website if you already have a company website. You can just add a sub-domain to it or another section in blog format. If you want a seperate site, then you want to consider things like templates for your blog, designing it so it fits your business and easy to navigate for customers.

4) Depending on how much experience you have inhouse (which I am guessing is not too much as you are asking here?), you could consider hiring a programmer to do it all for you on places like elance.com, peopleperhour.com, odesk.com… they are all basically freelancing websites to get skilled help.

5) Then the other thing is, do you really need a blog? Can your company write articles on professional sites or article sites to submit your company website link if you already have a website.

6) If you don’t have a website, you could list your business on places like business.com, alibaba.com, facebook, twitter account where you regularly tweet related business links, etc.

Basically, I am asking you to check if your business needs a blog. A blog is to be regularly updated, needs traffic to bring you benefits of being online, also needs regular reviews to ensure you are getting back results.

Consider consulting a small business specialist like econsultancy.com to ensure you choose the right service for you business so as not to burn energy where not needed. The online world and social media space is incredibly complex.

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