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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
Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgment
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Posting your site's content to Twitter


After you have built high quality content for your website, you need to make sure that everyone knows about it. One of the best ways to do this is by adding an announcement about your site's content to the popular micro-blogging site Twitter

Twitter when you post

In this section we'll post a notification to Twitter when we add a node to our Drupal site.

Goal

Provide Twitter notifications each time content is posted or updated on our site to ensure that customers always stay up-to-date.

Additional modules needed

  • Twitter (http://drupal.org/project/twitter)

  • OAuth Common (http://drupal.org/project/oauth)

Steps

Twitter is a popular micro-blogging Web application that allows users to post very brief messages at frequent intervals, so that other people can remain updated on what they are doing. You can subscribe to a person to follow everything they do, or search for specific posts.

In order for the Twitter module integration with the Twitter site to work, you...