Drupal 6 Social Networking – A great value for anyone interested in Drupal

May 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm 5 comments

Hello to our fellow readers,

Today we take a look at another great book: Drupal 6 Social Networking by Michael Peacock, published by Packt Books. (Buy on Amazon)

Let me just begin this review by first thanking Neha Shaikh from Packt Publishing for being of a great help and of greater generosity.

Alright, to the review we go…

Now, as the name says this was written for anyone who thinks about building a social or community web site, with friend lists, groups, custom user profiles, and much more by using our beloved content management system Drupal.

First of all, the book features step-by-step instructions for putting together a social networking site with Drupal 6, elaborating on how to modify your Drupal installation with modules and themes to match the needs of almost any social networking site.

The book will take you on a great journey from the beginning of the install to configuring your website, to adding the functionality needed to start building a social networking site.

Of course, If you’re a real Drupal geek you may want to skip the first couple of chapters, but there’s something to be learned from this book no matter your level of experience.

The author also shows you how to allow users to collaborate and interact with each other on your site, and the best thing of all is that it requires no prior knowledge of Drupal or PHP, but still, even experienced Drupal users will find this useful to modify an existing installation into a social web site.

The other great thing about this book is that the instructions are straightforward and easy to follow, but beyond giving directions, the author explains the “why” of doing things, which is great when you’re thinking of moving forward. This book will serve as a great springboard for anyone thinking of building not just a social networking site, but really anything with Drupal, because it gives you a good practical experience building a Drupal website.

To sum it up in one word, this is a superb book for anyone looking to learn how to expand their knowledge of Drupal, and specifically to build their own social networking site.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dollar_sign  |  May 18, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Do you think that using this book it is possible to build something like Facebook or MySpace?

  • 2. Pumpy Joe  |  May 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm


    We’ll check it out.

  • 3. creak  |  May 19, 2009 at 4:34 am

    by the way, packt got some kind of contest going on.


  • 4. pintoSchem  |  May 19, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Anyone know whether there is an ebook version available?

  • 5. NJ  |  May 20, 2009 at 7:21 am

    is this for a total beginner or just for advanced?


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