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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.
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Drupal 7 Business Solutions
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Creating newsletters

A newsletter is a great way of keeping customers up-to-date without them needing to visit your website. Customers appreciate well-designed newsletters because they allow the customer to keep tabs on their favorite places without needing to check every website on a regular basis.

Creating a newsletter category

In this section, we'll install and configure the Simplenews module and configure our newsletter categories.


Create a new newsletter on the site, which will be content-relevant news about the bakery, and will be delivered quarterly to the subscribers.

Additional modules needed:

Simplenews (


Newsletters are containers for individual issues. For example, you could have a newsletter called Artisan Bakers Collective newsletter, which would have four issues per year (summer, fall, winter, and spring). A customer subscribes to the newsletter and each issue is sent to them as it becomes available. The Simplenews module lets us create...