Introduction

As with anything else you do, it’s important to start at the beginning. So . . . what is Drupal? Drupal is an open source project that allows community-shared code to be assembled to quickly make web sites for any purpose. Drupal is used to power web sites for the White House, Warner Brothers, 30% of all universities and colleges (Babson, where I have been working and teaching, is using it extensively now as well), the Louvre, Zynga, PayPal, Chris Rock, The House of Representatives, Led Zeppelin, and many more big-name sites. Using the power of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) technologies and open source, Drupal can accelerate any technology project, web site, or startup to get up and running fast and for a fraction of the cost. ...

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