A thorough introduction that lessens the learning curve to building sites with Drupal 7Drupal 7 is the latest version of the free, open source content management system Drupal. A powerful content management system and framework Drupal has an unfortunate reputation of having a steep learning curve. This guide to Drupal 7 methodically demystifies Drupal and shortening the learning curve.Author Jacob Redding is deeply embedded in the Drupal community, and walks first-time Drupal developers through the installation and configuration of a Drupal system. In-depth information on key areas of Drupal explore the Drupal hook system, Drupal's theming layer, and Drupal's API. You'll also get sample code, and lessons that guide you through various aspects of Drupal.Introduces you to every aspect of Drupal 7Demystifies key areas of Drupal and shortens the learning curve for even the most novice beginnerFeatures lessons and sample code that offer extra insight into a Drupal web siteExploring simple single website installations and more advanced multiple site installations that share users and/or content.Addresses how to use Drupal's theming layer to your advantage.