The Completely Updated Drupal 7 Explained is Here

Drupal 8 Explained is Here

Today, we’re delighted to launch a new version of Drupal 7 Explained.

This is the first major revision for the best-selling and best-reviewed Drupal 7 book.

We originally wrote the book back in 2012, so it’s long past time for an update! Drupal 7 is still going strong after all that time.

Using Drupal 7 Explained, you can master Drupal 7 by using step-by-step examples.

The book walks you through a complete site-build, using a city called “Drupalville”. You start by planning the site, then you build out content types, fields and Views, before moving on to themes, modules and site management.

Drupal 7 Explained has been used by 10,000’s of readers, from individuals learning on their on, to students in university courses and DrupalCon classes.

How to Buy Drupal 7 Explained

Drupal 7 Explained is available to OSTraining Book Club members.

A subcription service for books? It’s a little unusual, but I’d ask you to read this post about the OSTraining Club. With your support, we can ensure more books like this are available for our open source projects.

If you want a paper version of the book, you can get it from

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Technical details for Drupal 7 Explained

Drupal 8 Explained is over 400 pages long, and covers 14 chapters of material:

  1. Drupal Explained
  2. Drupal Planning Explained
  3. Drupal Installations Explained
  4. Drupal Administration Explained
  5. Drupal Content Explained
  6. Drupal Fields Explained
  7. Drupal Modules Explained
  8. Drupal Menus Explained
  9. Drupal Blocks Explained
  10. Drupal Themes Explained
  11. Drupal Views Explained
  12. Drupal Layout Modules Explained
  13. Drupal Users Explained
  14. Drupal Site Management Explained


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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6 years ago

I have noticed the book is on Amazon, do people who bought the Kindle edition get an upgraded version of the book?

6 years ago
Reply to  Alberto

Hi Alberto. The older version was produced by Pearson – a completely separate company from us. So there’s no way to do this automatically. But if you email"> we can get you an updated copy.

3 years ago

Good post guys

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