Best Books – Drupal CMS

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Drupal CMS subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Drupal CMS along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Drupal CMS subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Drupal CMS" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Drupal 7 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide” by Stephen Burge

“Drupal 7 Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide” Book Review: The topics covered in the book are content management, website construction, programming, scripting and HTML. This book is ideal for Drupal beginners. It explains coding in short and covers the basics properly. This book explains the topics in a step-by-step method. It is written in plain English and is supported by online documentation and videos.

2. “Drupal For Dummies” by Lynn Beighley

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“Drupal For Dummies” Book Review: This book helps the reader learn to set up, manage and handle a Drupal website. This book instructs how to download and install Drupal and set up a website. It also explains how to apply templates and use modules. No programming experience is required to get started. It explains how to create a blog, content site or a business site. This book is useful to people who want to learn how to implement a flexible content management system with photos and innovative design.

3. “Drupal 7 Bible” by Ric Shreves

“Drupal 7 Bible” Book Review: This book explains how to build and manage websites using Drupal 7. It contains tips and techniques you need to understand Drupal more effectively. There are detailed tutorials in the book for proper understanding. The topics covered are introducing the Drupal Content Management System, Using the Aggregator Module, Formatting Content and Media, Managing Blog Content, Working with the Menus Manager and many more.

4. “Drupal 7 Primer: Creating CMS-Based Websites: A Guide for Beginners” by Todd Kelsey

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“Drupal 7 Primer: Creating CMS-Based Websites: A Guide for Beginners” Book Review: This book gives introduction to Drupal concepts. It contains step by step instructions for proper understanding. It also covers “quick-install” Web hosting accounts, which can decrease the complexity of installing Drupal. This book is for beginners. At the end of the book the reader can build, maintain and promote the website made by themselves.

5. “How to Theme Drupal: From Blank to Beautiful in 2 Hours” by Aleks Monahan

“How to Theme Drupal: From Blank to Beautiful in 2 Hours” Book Review: This DVD helps in learning how to theme Drupal for your own use and also make new theme designs. In just 2 hours, it covers the process of going from a blank page in your web browser to a fully-functional Drupal theme along with custom graphics. Demand for Drupal custom theming projects is increasing day by day which makes learning these skills necessary. This DVD is useful to the beginners in this field.

6. “Drupal 7: the Essentials” by Johan Falk and NodeOne

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“Drupal 7: the Essentials” Book Review: Learning Drupal modules is essential to excel in this field. This book provides information on Drupal’s essential modules. It covers topics like how to rewrite fields and combine contextual filters with views and how to set up flags and access its data using views relationships and many more. It also explains how to use panels and views content panes to display the right data in the right places.

7. “Drupal 7. Quick Essentials. For Beginners. 30 pages to success” by Alex Shilov

“Drupal 7. Quick Essentials. For Beginners. 30 pages to success” Book Review: This book helps the reader learn to set up, manage, and administer a Drupal Website. This platform allows anyone to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. This book is useful to the beginners in this field.

8. “Beginning Drupal 7 (Expert’s Voice in Open Source)” by Todd Tomlinson

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“Beginning Drupal 7 (Expert’s Voice in Open Source)” Book Review: This book is for the nontechnical user who is responsible for building, maintaining, and managing Drupal web sites. This book instructs how to download and install Drupal and set up a website. It covers Drupal modules, and more advanced topics on using themes, panels, and views. This book provides everything which is necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Drupal 7.

9. “CMS Security Handbook: The Comprehensive Guide for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone” by Tom Canavan

“CMS Security Handbook: The Comprehensive Guide for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone” Book Review: This book explains the readers how to secure websites built on open source CMSs like Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal. This book explains how to prevent attacks and develop secure CMS–sites. It also shows how to restore the site if an attack occurs. The book provides the tools for integrating the Web site into business operations and helps building a security protocol, and developing a disaster recovery plan. It covers hosting, installation security issues, hardening servers against attack and establishing a contingency plan. This book is useful to anyone responsible for a Web site built on an open source CMS.

10. “Professional Mobile Web Development with WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal” by James Pearce

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“Professional Mobile Web Development with WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal” Book Review: This book explains how to design, build websites and blogs for mobile users. It also explains the basics of mobile web development. It covers the tools available to use, and procedures for creating mobile user interfaces. The book instructs in using the best content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal. The book covers each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes. It also explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these top 10 books on Drupal CMS – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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