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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
About the Reviewers

Adding downloads and PDFs to the website

In this section, we will discuss how to add downloads and PDFs to the website.

Controlling how files are downloaded

In this section we'll configure our Drupal file system.


Ensure that Drupal has full control over any files that are uploaded, so that we can specify who can download the files.

Additional modules needed



Drupal allows you to set downloads to either Public or Private. The public setting does not have any additional download security. The private setting allows Drupal to secure and manage the downloaded files.

You can control this functionality using the File system settings, which are available by selecting Configuration and then File system, from the Toolbar menu, as shown in the following screenshot:

On the File system configuration form we can specify the path to both the public and private file systems for our site. Drupal 7 allows us to serve both public and private file downloads which is an improvement over Drupal 6. Here...