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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

About the Reviewers

Richard Carter is the Creative Director at Peacock Carter Ltd (, a web design and development agency based in the North East of England, working with clients including Directgov, NHS Choices, and BusinessLink.

Richard is the author of MediaWiki Skins Design, Magento 1.3 Themes Design, Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook, and Magento 1.4 Themes Design. He has acted as a technical reviewer on MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide, Inkscape 0.48 Essentials For Web Designers, and the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7, and is a co-founder of the Drupal North East user group (

He blogs at and tweets nonsense at

Jeffrey Smith has 15+ years experience in the IT industry and about eight months experience as a .NET developer. He loves trying new things which is a blessing and a curse.

He loves technology and trying new things. He is currently ramping up his JavaScript and Ruby on Rails skills. He is a .NET developer by day and experiments with new things at night. He is working on projects that use ASP.NET MVC, C#, Coffeescript, Drupal, JQuery, MongoDB, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Rhomobile, Sproutcore, and the Strobe framework.

Ravishankar Somasundaram has over six years of experience in providing solutions to clients across multiple sectors and domains. Being more passionate about learning and teaching, he also strongly believes that the sole purpose of learning is to make our minds think in different perspectives and facilitates the same in his training sessions through a blended learning approach mainly focused on how to "learn to learn".

In his early schooling apart from winning several prizes in science projects, he was awarded the Title "Junior Scientist" by a committee consisting of people from ISRO in an Inter school Science Fest for a model display on "Evolution of Airplanes through Aerodynamics", this is one of his childhood achievements.

His final year college project aimed at eliminating the scenario of English alone being the medium of programming in all programming languages, which restricts people who don't know English getting into the IT field and implementing their ideas, was selected and funded by MIT NRCFOSS and considered a landmark.

Being one of the seven people from India and the only one from Tamil Nadu as an official third party developer of Moodle code, he shares his knowledge by helping people on Moodles official forum and on IRC. He has also presented a paper in the ninth International Tamil Internet conference on "Moodle: For Enhanced Learning" which talks about leveraging Moodle's capability to expand the user base for one of the oldest languages known to mankind—Tamil.

Ravi was a Freelance IT Consultant delivering solutions to firms irrespective of Technical, Non-Technical or Business domains. Currently he works for Thirdware Technologies as a Technical Analyst and Chief Architect heading the R&D Division.

Recently he represented his company at an International conference "Yugma—Unleashing the Innovation potential" with an idea which uses Artificial Intelligence to empower the next generation enterprise mobile solutions.