Configuring a Basic Drupal Web Site

  • Robert J. Townsend
  • Stephanie Pakrul


In this chapter, I review almost everything you need to know to build a basic web site in Drupal. I start with a basic review of the development processes that I use to develop sites and explain how I tend to divide site building into two phases, development and theming. I then talk about several important Drupal topics, including blocks, menus, and themes. My goal is to give you a solid foundation so you can go forth and create. You may want to skim Chapter 4 and Chapter 8 before reading this chapter, just to help you understand some of the other details. I also recommend installing your own version of Drupal and following along, or you can log in at


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  • Stephanie Pakrul

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