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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
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Adding a calendar

A calendar is a fantastic way of keeping customers coming back to your site and business at regular intervals, so that they can take advantage of specials, sales, and other time-limited events.

We will create a basic visual event calendar, which displays information about musical concerts, special events, and more, for the Artisan Bakers Collective bakery. The calendar will show a month grid view with events posted as clickable event title links. The event titles will click to a full node in Drupal.

Tweaking our date and time settings

In this section, we'll configure our Date and Time zone settings on our Drupal site.


Create an event that will be displayed on the calendar.

Additional modul

Date ( The current version of the Date module is: 7.x-2.0-alpha4.


In this section, we will install and configure the Drupal Date module:

  1. Before we add events to our site, we need to be sure that we have the Date module installed. The Date module will...