Wandering the Worlds of Drupal

Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS), a community of users, and an organization (The Drupal Association) that provides support for Drupal by providing marketing and conference support. The founder and president of Drupal is Dries Buytaert.

The Drupal website is www.drupal.org. It is your source for the latest information about Drupal, the downloadable code, contributed modules, and discussions. The home page is constantly updated with the latest news, as you can see in Figure 2.1.

You can create an account so that you can log in to the site. Certain functions of the site (such as posting comments) are restricted to registered users. All of this is handled by Drupal itself because, as you might expect, the site is powered by Drupal.

As you can see in Figure 2.2, a section of the site at groups.drupal.org contains information about events and job listings. You can join specific groups, which often relate to a geographic area or a particular industry.

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Drupal Internships?

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Welcome, accepted Summer of Code students! This post contains important information about prerequisites for starting your project. Please read it carefully.

Google has awarded Drupal 18 slots for the 2009 Google Summer of Code. This year there were many strong applications, and narrowing the field to the top 18 was not an easy task. Thanks to all the mentors who helped out with the evaluating, and congratulations to all of the students. We look forward to working with you this si

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This page should be updated when you and your mentors reach a major design decision about your project, or if your schedule and/or deliverables need to be adjusted. Use the SoC 2008 group as a tool to help you achieve

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Finding Drupal Information

Search the Drupal site for information as you build and maintain your site. If you get an error message that you don't understand, search for its text. (Most of the time, error messages show up in your site's log.) If you find items relating to the problem, always check the date of the posting and the version of Drupal to which it relates. In the last several versions, Drupal's capabilities have expanded dramatically, and a number of optional modules have now moved into Drupal core. For that reason, problems (and solutions) that were relevant to Drupal 4 and 5 may not be relevant to later versions.

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