Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide by Dorien Herremans

By Dorien Herremans

Lots of screenshots will consultant the reader in the course of the technique of developing a neighborhood web site with the Drupal 5 - 6 framework. a few well known themes, resembling profiles, photograph and video galleries, maps, messaging, teams, neighbors and so on are mentioned. Drupal is without doubt one of the top content material administration structures (CMS) round. actually, it has received the easiest Hypertext Preprocessor 2009 Open resource CMS Award and is a 2009 Webware a hundred winner for the 3rd time in a row. for roughly nine years now, Drupal has been supplying clients with the most effective and such a lot flexible frameworks round. The reader may be guided throughout the various modules and configuration settings had to construct a superb neighborhood web site. And we move even extra, by means of taking a look at tips to constitution content material and creating a few €, $, ¥, ¢, £,... out of your website. will probably be an exploration of modules and their beneficial properties. the most technique of this e-book it to exploit purely out-of-the-box, person contributed modules. So anyone could make an excellent web site. This good proposal process deals us the next merits: 1. effortless to replace. 2. a person can do it. three. Expansive: at any time, you could set up a module effectively, to permit extra performance. each functionality might be defined utilizing the totally built-in case learn Drupalfun. a person can construct a social networking web site with Drupal after analyzing this publication. \

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1 Drupal 5 users: “Use this content type as a nodeprofile for users” with maximum population of 1. 44 Chapter 5. Expanding profiles 45 6. Automatic title: [author-name-raw]’s photo album2 . By specifying the photo gallery as a “content profile”, we only allow one gallery per user. Most of the other options are optional and will not affect the outcome too much. Because the photo gallery is a “content profile”, it will be displayed at the “My Account” page. our case, This is not desirable in so we have just set the “content profile” options (at /admin/content/node-type/profile/profile)3 .

We are not using the built-in user picture function from Drupal. The main reason for this is that we have more control over the image with Views this way. 5. The goal of this section is to attach keywords or tags to user profiles. These keywords will be visible in the tagadelic tag clouds, such as the one we put on the 404 (not found) error page before. 1. Create a vocabulary (that’s Drupal for category) that contains the tags (at /admin/content/taxonomy → add vocabulary). 2. Name: “Some keywords about me”, this is what the users are going to see at registration.

Similar to Captcha, is the reCaptcha module, a free external service that provides extra features such as audio captcha. Anti-Spam Control If you want more extensive spam control, you will like the Mollom system. Mollom is created by Dries Buytaert, the same person who has created Drupal. Mollom will do an “intelligent” anti-spam control of any content type you want. It will look at the submitted content and block all suspicious content. In order to use the Mollom module, you need to register at their site.

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