Drupal Forums – Enhance, Integrate and get Inspirations.

The forum module of drupal is very basic and when compared
to other forums softwares like vbulletin or simple machines it lacks features
& functionality .

Where to host your Drupal Site ? (Hosting)

Drupal does not have any special web hosting requirements. You can host a drupal site with any PHP / MySQL web hosting provider.   However there are some web hosts which provide some excellent support and features for Drupal sites. Most drupal hosting companies will provide you with Auto Installation or Free drupal installation.

You will stumble across several drupal hosting providers , here are few things you can check for.

Drupal White papers , Cheatsheets and Free books

If you have started with drupal and want to expand your knowledge, you either need to sit and spend time on Drupal Handbooks or buy some Drupal books.

What to look for in a Drupal Theme ? - Theme Features

What to look for in a Drupal theme ? Checkout some of they key features and which themes offer those.

50 Drupal Tips and Tricks - From Lullabot

On their 50th Podcast, Lullabot shares some great Tips and Tricks for Drupal Developers. This page is worth reading for Beginners and if you have time listen to the podcast too.

Drigg - Your digg clone in Drupal

Drigg is a powerful Drupal module written by Tony Mobily, that allows you to promote stories automatically based on your users' votes. Unlike other Drupal and non-drupal solutions, you can do this with amazing simplicity.

For a test site, see: http://www.drigg.org or http://www.fsdaily.com

There is no need to use Pligg for Drupal lovers. You can have a digg like mechanism right on your drupal site while enjoying all other powerful features of drupal

How-To: 

Drupal Vs Wordpress for blogs