The Drupal Cookbook (for Beginners) helps Drupal "newbies" by providing a walkthrough of a common Drupal Setup. You might also be interested in this whirlwind video.
This handbook was originally written for Drupal 5. While the information is generally transferable to Drupal 6, some buttons, links, and menu items have been renamed or moved. Every attempt is made to keep these handbooks current.
Welcome to Drupal! Drupal is a powerful content management system, meaning you can power many different types of websites with it without knowing any coding languages.
If you're new to Drupal or having your own website, then this guide is for you.
The following pages should introduce you to the Drupal project, some best practices the community has accumulated, the concepts and technologies that underpin Drupal, and basic installation and configuration.