Free Drupal and Joomla! book downloads

Download these sample book chapters and learn :

How to create a self-updating news aggregating website with Joomla!

From Drupal 6 Site Blueprints

"This book will sell well"
David Barnes,Acquisition Editor, Packt Publishing


From Joomla 1.5 Site Blueprints

Book review : Learning Drupal 6 Module Development

Now grab this scene : You are at the fairground selling ice cream ; so are a whole bunch of other dudes. The thing is everybody else is selling just plain old vanilla mush , but you’ve got exotic flavors that just perfectly hits the spot at every slurp .(yummy!) Now can you guess who gets the chicks ? Okay the guy with the fat wallet not selling ice cream actually gets the chicks , but that was just an hypothetical question really.

Book review : Drupal 6 Performance Tips

Book Review:
Drupal 6 Performance Tips for any serious Drupal developer
by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk
Published by Packt publishing

Some months ago after the publication of my second Drupal book Drupal 6 Site Blueprints a Drupal disciple called me up and asked :
"Rabbi, my ass is grass; what can I do to take my megacool site to internet heaven? It is damn too slow".
"What have you got running on it ?", I asked him.

New book - Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints by Timi Ogunjobi

Published in June 2010 in UK

Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints by Timi Ogunjobi
Joomla! is a powerful CMS that can be used to build all kinds of websites. But when you're urgently tasked with building a specific kind of site, it's not always obvious which extensions to use or where to begin. Imagine how easy it would be if you had some simple directions to create Joomla! websites for personal or business use within a day. Would you be interested?

Basic Drupal

Basic Drupal is a short course/book on how to install , configure and administer a Drupal site .

Lesson 1 Introduction to Drupal ;
leson 2 Basic Concepts and Features ;
Lesson 3 Installing Drupal ;
Lesson 4 Adding, classifying and viewing content ;
Lesson 5 Administration overview ;
Lesson 6 Basic back end administration ;
Lesson 7 Drupal Taxonomy ;
Lesson 8 Moving a static site to Drupal;

Drupaleasy interview

Timi Ogunjobi of websesame was to be interviewed on my book Drupal 6 Site Blueprints for a podcast but that plan was scuttled by choice of technology. Because Timi is presently moment doing some work back in Africa the audio quality of the Skype interview wasn't so great and couldn't be used .However the interviewer Michael Anello of decided to transcribe and the result was actually better than the original audio.

In this interview Timi tell a little more about himsself, his background and his reasons for writing the book the way he had done it. Get it at

New Drupal Book : Drupal Website Models

Drupal Website Models evolved from a personal scrapbook, in which I collected web site ideas for inspiration and to make my work faster. It is expected that the reader will use it for that and nothing else. There is no pretense that every Drupal website that exists has been examined in the process of writing this book. Many of the sites listed were submitted by either the owners or the developer that built them. Most were gleaned from Internet forums.