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Have You Tried Drupal Yet?

About Drupal

1) Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content.

2) Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications.

3) It also has a huge community.

4) Dries Buytaert began the Drupal software as a message board in 1999.

Why to choose Drupal?

Drupal is a CMS used to build enterprise applications. We can also build many other things with Drupal such as e-Commerce websites, multisites etc. It also has ready modules which can accelerate development.

Steps for Installing Drupal

1) Visit the official Drupal site i.e. https://www.drupal.org/download

and download the latest version.

Eg. drupal-7.28.zip

2) After downloading Drupal, extract the file using the following PHP

XAMPP:

  • Copy the zip folder in the htdocs folder
  • And give the folder name as site name

WAMP:

  • Copy the zip folder in the www folder
  • And give the folder name as site name

3) Create the database that you will be using for your new Drupal web site.

Just open the phpmyadmin and you will get a display as shown below.

Let’s call the database drupal_blogdrupal

4) Launch the Drupal installation script. i.e. Access the folder where you copy that zip from the browser.

The following screen shows up when we access the zip folder and choose Standard:

5) After clicking “Save and Continue”, it asks for the language selection.

6) After selecting language, it will verify the requirement and ask for database set up i.e. It will ask database name, database username and database password.

Also we can use SQLite database for Drupal.

7) After giving the database details, it begins to install Drupal.

8) After installing the necessary file, we add the site configuration ie. Site name, site email ids and the admin username and password.

9) After you configure the site, it shows a congratulatory message.

When you click on the visit site button, it shows the front end of the site.

Topics: Drupal Basics Drupal installation Drupal Technology

Creating your site with Drupal

So you have chosen the Swiss knife of the portals software for creating your website - with Drupal. It has flexible architecture, extensibility, variety of modules, robust security and multitude of themes and and and…Yet it’s not uncommon for even the experienced site builders to discover that your image gallery does not gel well with the editor and cannot give the smooth slide shows you were expecting at the drop of a hat.

Topics: drupal custom development open source development Drupal Open Source Drupal website Technology

e-Zest Sponsors Drupal Camp in Pune

In a bid to strengthen the local Drupal Community, Drupal once again comes to Pune all set to open the Drupal Camp on the 5thand 6th of April’ 2014, at Range Hills, Khadki, Pune. e-Zest is an official sponsor of Drupal Camp Pune this year.

Topics: Drupal Open Source News & Events Drupal Camp in Pune

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