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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
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Working with polls

Polls are a great way to quickly gather information from your users. Visitors like to answer short polls, especially if the results are immediately available and the questions are interesting. In Drupal, polls can contain only a single question, along with a set of predefined responses that the user can choose from.

Create a poll

In this section we'll use the Poll module to create a poll on our site.


Create a poll to allow Baker James to get feedback from customers. The first poll will ask customers what their favorite bread is from the Bakers Collective menu.

Additional modules needed

Poll (core).


In this section we'll enable and configure the Poll module.

  1. We begin the process of building a poll by ensuring that the Poll module is enabled. The Poll module is included as a part of the Core Drupal installation.

  2. Once you have confirmed that this module is available, select Add content and then Poll from the main Navigation menu. Drupal will open a new form, where you...