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Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites by David Mercer

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Building a Drupal Site

Unlike building a house, development of a website takes place on a copy of the site instead of the real site. This means that while the site is being built, it is not available for the public to view and use on the Internet. With a bit of thought, this should make sense. Any potential community member who comes across your site would probably become frustrated with bits and pieces that don't work, error messages, untidy presentation, or any other thing that could scare people away at the drop of a hat.

Some readers may well be wondering what to do with their domain in the meantime, assuming one has already been purchased. The best solution is to put up what is known as a placeholder page that delivers a simple message to ...

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