Should you use Drupal for social networks? Tom Russo of Millennial Living uses Drupal for his social networking website, and I ask him for good Drupal references for another client. Here is his reply, with hyperlinks to those resources he recommends. The second and third are my Amazon Affiliate links (you pay the same, but Amazon gets a tad less.)
Russo’s Drupal Reference Recommendations
Tom says, “I have bought and read numerous books on Drupal. Most were not worth the money. Nevertheless three I found very valuable, because they were well written and were in plain English.”
The Drupal Cookbook for Beginners Free and very good because the Author Nancy C writes clearly and gets you hands on. Even if you have a site already set up, very much worth the read.
Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress By far the very best book I ever read on Drupal. Why? Because it tells you about the important modules without being too nerdy.
Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites: How to setup, configure and customise this powerful PHP/MySQL based Open Source CMS This was the first book I purchased. It was helpful but not well written and quite frankly became useful only as I had a better understanding of Drupal.
Russo’s Drupal Resource Tips
Use Drupal Forums and Documentation.
Also googling Drupal topics is sometimes better than using the Drupal site search.
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