Chapter 1. Introduction to Drupal

Congratulations on choosing Drupal (or at least choosing this book, which is about Drupal). If this is the first time you’ve built a Web site, you might be a little bit nervous. It’ll be okay! This book will walk you through the step-by-step instructions you need to create and maintain your first Web site. In this chapter, you will learn about the following.

• What Drupal is

• Online content management

• Different types of Web sites you can build

Let’s get started.

About Drupal

Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) that is free to download, modify, and use. It was first released to the public by Dries Buytaert in 2001. The name Drupal, pronounced “drew-pull,” is derived from the Dutch word ...

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