New to Drupal… Where to go? How to start?

If being a newbie is so much (not) fun where should I start?

Websites:

  1. drupal.org (I won’t even try to describe this website… 🙂 )
  2. lullabot.com (Well, Lullabot was my starting point… You wouldn’t wanna miss the Lullabot Podcast series…)
  3. drupalmodules.com | drupal.org/project/Modules (Both your Drupal modules bibles!)
  4. drupalmuseum.com (View and experience the power of Drupal!)
  5. mustardseedmedia.com (Another source of inspiration! Bob’s video podcast series is a must see…)
  6. drupaldojo.com (Yep… it’s really a dojo 🙂 )
  7. drupaltherapy.com (Another very good source!)

Books:

  1. Apress – Pro Drupal Development 2nd Edition
  2. Packt – Learning Drupal 6 Module Development
  3. Packt – Drupal 6 Themes
  4. O’ Reilly – Using Drupal (Not released yet… But I kinda like the fact that it’s not called “Using Drupal 6”)

(Quick note 1: I’ve recently read some comments (I empathize read some comments) that the Packt books are geared towards non developers, and that if your a developer maybe Pro Drupal Development is the best option.
Quick note 2: Still, if you look at Packt’s website you’ll find more drupal books than anywhere else. So, maybe they are doing it the right way.
Quick note 3: Ever read a packt book on Drupal? Drop me a comment…)

Videos:

  1. Lullabot – Understanding Drupal (Trailler and Sample at Lullabot’s website)
  2. Lynda – Drupal Essential Trainning

The problem with books and videos is that you’ll be spending a few (euros | dollars | … ). The other problem, I think, is the fact that Drupal evolves quite fast… This is why I like the title of the O’Reilly book…

And for the “grande final” the best source of them all: “Install Drupal and play around with it…”

Do know know other good sources?  Drop a comment 😉

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2 Responses to “New to Drupal… Where to go? How to start?”


  1. 1 sam November 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks,

    I am about 3 weeks into Drupal, and it can be quite confusing where to start.

  2. 2 kevireson November 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Useful post. The O’rielly book did get published as you will know. I got it and it was good. You lonks have also been very useeful thanks. I have only just started with uit myself for a host of reasons. If you have a huge site with tons of content it is the best. If you are just looking to blog like we are here, WordPress.

    http://icmyhotel.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/recommendation…pen-source-cms/


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