User Guide

Read through a curated collection of online documentation, where you’ll find information on everything from installing Backdrop CMS for the first time to creating your own layouts, themes, and modules.

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Backdrop Forum

Join the Backdrop Forum and exchange ideas with the rest of the community in the form of questions, answers, and discussions on any given topic.

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Developer Documentation

If you're digging into the code and looking for some help, check out the API documentation and helpful developer tools available. Change records from Drupal are also available.

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Cover of Beginning Backdrop CMS
“Beginning Backdrop CMS”
by Todd Tomlinson
Cover of Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop
“Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop”
by Todd Tomlinson

Two great books by Todd Tomlinson, author of “Pro Drupal 7 Development”

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