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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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Enabling customers to read your blogs

In order to make the most of our blogs, we need to make sure that our customers can easily find and read them.

In this section, we will explore various ways of displaying the blogs to our customers.

Displaying a list of available blogs

In this section, we'll display a listing of all the available blogs on our site.


Modify the website to display a list of available blogs, so that visitors can quickly find their favorite blog.

Additional modules needed

  • Blog (core)

Creating a blog menu

Now that we can create new blog posts, we need to let our visitors know about them. We will add both a menu that links to our blog and a block showing the most recent posts in the blog:

To enable the menu link for our blog, go to Structure | Menus in the toolbar menu. Then click on the list links link in the Navigation menu row. At the bottom of the list of menu items, you will find the Blogs menu item, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. To activate the Blogs menu, simply select...