Tags: DrupalOpen Source Add comment Comments Sharma Vedula (not verified) How much of PHP is required for Drupal Fri, 09/19/2008 - 08:59 Hi Paul, I have been working with Java for the last 8 years. The last couple of years, I have had to recommend a CMS app to my company and whenever I bring up a Java based CMS, I have been getting the same question - Why not Drupal? Due to the lack of my PHP knowledge, I am not sure if I can recommend Drupal. How much of PHP do you recommend one should know to work with Drupal? Thanks for your response. Sharma paul Hi Sharma, You can do much Fri, 09/19/2008 - 09:54 Hi Sharma, You can do much with Drupal without knowing any PHP at all. You can choose from the many contributed modules and themes to achieve the functionality and look you desire. If you want to customize your theme, or even write your own, the PHP knowledge required for that is pretty simple. With your Java background, you would probably understand a lot of PHP just by looking at it.Overall, it's worth giving Drupal a try. It costs nothing, and there is a large community of people to help answer questions.Some resources:http://drupal.org - main Drupal site. http://drupal.org/getting-started - good general info.The #drupal-support channel on irc.freenode.net is a good place to ask questions.http://drupalmodules.com - search/review site for contributed Drupal modules.http://themegarden.org - live demo of many contributed Drupal themes.Hope that helps!