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Building Online Communities with Drupal, PhpBB, and WordPress

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ISBN-10: 1590595629

ISBN-13: 9781590595626

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert T. Douglass, Mike Little, Jared W. Smith, Matt Wade

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Content management, blogs, and online forums are among the most significant online trends today, and Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress are three of the most popular open source applications facilitating these trends. Drupal is a full content management system that allows you to create any type of website you desire, from an e-commerce to a community-based site. phpBB enables you to set up a bulletin board or forum. And WordPress is the software of choice for the exploding blog community. All three technologies are based on PHP and MySQL. Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB, and Wordpress is authored by a team of experts. Robert T. Douglass recently created the Drupal-powered blog…    
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Apress L. P.
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Leif Madsen first took an interest in Asterisk while attempting tofind a voice conferencing solution for him and his friends. Aftersomeone suggested trying Asterisk, the obsession began. Wanting to contribute and be involved with the community, and noticing the lack of Asterisk documentation, he co-founded the Asterisk Documentation Project.

About the Authors
About the Technical Reviewers
Introducing Drupal
What Is Drupal?
Who Should Use Drupal?
Installing Drupal
Creating Drupal Content
Touring Drupal's Features
Configuring Drupal
Configuring Site Settings
Setting Up and Maintaining User Accounts
Using Modules
Using Blocks
Managing Content
Managing Comments
Configuring Themes
Using Categories
Using the Drupal Core Modules
Aggregator Module
Archive Module
Block Module
Blog Module
BlogAPI Module
Book Module
Comment Module
Contact Module
Drupal Module
Filter Module
Forum Module
Help Module
Legacy Module
Locale Module
Menu Module
Node Module
Page and Story Modules
Path Module
Ping Module
Poll Module
Profile Module
Search Module
Statistics Module
System Module
Taxonomy Module
Throttle Module
Tracker Module
Upload Module
User Module
Watchdog Module
Adding Contributed Modules
Getting Drupal Modules
TinyMCE Module
Image Module
Image Assist Module
Flexinode Module
Event Module
Location Module
Organic Groups Module
Spam Module
Database Administration Module
Developer Tools (Devel) Module
Adding and Customizing Themes
Understanding Themes
Installing New Themes
Customizing Themes
Using Theme-Related Modules
Maintaining Your Site
Scheduling Automated Tasks
Running Multiple Drupal Sites
Making Backups
Maintaining a Test Site
Updating Drupal
Getting Drupal Support
The Drupal Community
Introducing phpBB
The Basics of Running Your Own Forums
Enter phpBB
The Million-Dollar Question: Why Use phpBB?
phpBB's Feature Set
What We'll Accomplish
Looking Toward Olympus
Installing and Configuring phpBB
Installing phpBB
Configuring phpBB
Touring the phpBB 3.0 Installer and Administration Panel
Touring phpBB's Features
Reading and Posting to Forums
Creating User Profiles
Private Messaging with phpBB
Searching Forums
Grouping Users
Visiting Other Points of Interest
Touring phpBB 3.0 Feature Upgrades
Securing and Maintaining phpBB
Implementing Security Strategies
Installing Updates
Mastering phpBB Permissions
Managing Registrations
Moderating Your Forums
Maintaining and Performance Tuning phpBB
Introducing phpBB 3.0 Security and Maintenance Enhancements
Modifying phpBB
Installing Modifications
Creating Modifications
Looking Ahead to phpBB 3.0 Modifications
Styling phpBB
Acquiring Themes
Creating and Modifying Themes
Installing and Using Themes
Touring phpBB 3.0 Templating Improvements
Introducing WordPress
A Brief History of Blogging
Weblog Software
Blogging-Related Terminology
Why WordPress?
Installing and Configuring WordPress
Installing WordPress
Configuring WordPress
Making Your First Post
Starting to Blog and Building Your Community
Using Basic Post Options
Using Advanced Post Editing Options
Adding Images to Your Posts
Managing Categories
Managing Comments
Adding Multiple Authors
Adding Blog Pages with RSS Feeds
Improving Your Site's Search Engine Visibility
Changing the Look of Your Blog
Using Themes to Communicate with Your Audience
Selecting an Installed Theme
Adding New WordPress Themes
Modifying an Existing Theme
Customizing Your Blog's Layout
Considering What Your Reader Is Doing
Changing the Layout
Maintaining Your Blog
Backing Up and Restoring Your Database
Monitoring Storage Space and Bandwidth
Checking Your Links
Keeping Your Content Fresh
Maintaining Security