Drupal is a Open Source content management system (CMS). Drupal's main features include user registration and maintanance, page creation and management, menu management, RSS feeds, taxonomy and page layout customization.
The features are not dissimilar from other CMS as Wordpress, Plone or Joomla.
The latest version of Drupal is version 8 (released November 2015) - but we will be using version 7.
You may need access to your database server to troubleshoot the installation of Drupal and/or Drupal modules.
An interface to phpMyAdmin is available on Mastodon; the link is on Moodle.
If you have problems with Mastodon, please refer to Mastodon's documentation.
Log in into phpMyAdmin and explore the interface by completing the following tasks:
A minimal Drupal 7 installation requires:
Now you are ready to upload Drupal on your web server:
public_html, in your case)
Remember that you can upload your files to mastodon only from within UEL.
Point your browser to mastodon.uel.ac.uk/~uXXXXXXXXX and follow the instructions to complete the installation.
You cannot use the default database name - you must install Drupal using the database settings as per Activity #1.
If you have any trubles, follow the documentation here.
Drupal comes with a set of core folders (used by core drupal) and site folders (used by your specific web site).
The main core folders include:
Do not edit code in the core folders - use the site folders instead.
The Sites folder is where your Drupal website stores database settings, modules, theme and anything specifi to your website.
This is also the folder that makes it possible for Drupal to handle multiple websites from one installation.
Each site folder contains a settings.php file, where all Drupal settings for your web site are stored.
allcontains modules, themes etc. available to all Drupal web sites in your installation
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