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Drupal 7 Business Solutions

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Drupal 7 Business Solutions

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Drupal 7 Business Solutions
Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgment
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Deciding on Drupal


As you may have guessed from the title of the book, we are picking Drupal, and specifically the latest version, Drupal 7, to build the Artisan Bakers Collective websites. Drupal gives us the best combination of functionality, flexibility, security, and ease of use, for our website. In fact, Drupal is an appropriate choice for a range of websites from small sites to large sites and everything in between. Many large-scale enterprise businesses, non-profit organizations, and private companies are using Drupal to power their website. For example, the White House is using Drupal. Chances are, if you are planning to build a website, Drupal will fulfill all of your needs.

At one point it was more complex to search out modules to use on a Drupal site, and this was looked upon as a disadvantage, but in this book, you'll see that it's actually much easier to locate good stable modules to use in Drupal 7.