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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Working with users

In this series of tasks, we will explore Drupal's user functionality, which allows you to add users to your site and specify the functionality that they can use. We will also discuss the concept of roles, which allow you to create a group of permissions that can easily be assigned to users. Finally, we will discuss how to assign roles to the users.

Allowing user registration

In this section, we'll set up the user account process on the website.


Allow users to register on the website so that they can access additional content that is not available to unregistered visitors.

Drupal contains a sophisticated system of user management and permissions that allows you to easily control who can access your website and what they can do on the website.


In this section we're going to configure default Account settings for our site, as follows:

  1. Settings related to user registration are controlled from the Account settings configuration screen, which is available by selecting Configuration...