Using Drupal Book by O'Reilly Media

This guide covers all of the series as we recreate the O'Reilly Media book Using Drupal, 2nd Edition in video form. The original idea behind creating the book, was to provide step-by-step instructions for working with Drupal core and contributed modules to build useful sites. The whole process of selecting modules, understanding the trade-offs, and then building your site, is fundamental to any path you will take when working with Drupal, whether you are a site-builder, themer, or developer. This guide will cover fundamentals like "what are the major building blocks of Drupal?" and how to get Drupal installed, then take on nine different case studies to solve real-world Drupal sites. We will start off with Drupal core, hop quickly to working with Fields and Views, and then dive into fun stuff with commerce, multilingual, event calendars, product reviews, media management, and more — all using core or contributed Drupal modules, with no coding required.

After exploring this guide, you might also be interested in our role-based learning pathways for Drupal site builders, themers, and developers.

Warning: Since this Drupal code is several years old, you must use PHP 5.3. PHP 5.4 or higher will not work. You will need to make sure your server is using PHP 5.3 in order to use this code properly. Many all-in-one servers, like WAMP, MAMP, and XAMPP provide older versions of PHP and a way to switch back and forth between versions.