Welcome to the first edition of Drupal For Dummies, the book written especially for people who want to have their own Web sites but haven't a clue about how to start or where to begin.
Are you frustrated because the kid next door has five Web sites to your none? Are you tired of trying to find someone to build your site for you for free? Do you hear stories about how much a Web site has picked up your dentist's business? You need Drupal!
Or maybe you already have a Web site, but you have one problem: The guy who built it isn't around to help when things break. And he built it in Javanese HRH or some other gibberish you can't even remember the name of, much less decipher. Makes you want to scream.
Either way, you've found the right book. Help is here, within these humble pages.
This book talks about building a Web site from scratch using Drupal in everyday language. It doesn't assume you know how to create Web pages. You don't need to know code, either; in fact, you can create your site without a single line of computer code. The language is friendly; you don't need a graduate education to get through it. The goal is to show you how to build your own site with the features you want, without coding, without deciphering technical jargon, and without pulling a single hair from your head in frustration.
There are a couple of ways to use this book, depending on your preferences and experience.
If you're a content management, Web site, or Drupal newbie, you can start ...