Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring Drupal

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Installing Drupal
  • Installing Drupal distributions
  • Installing modules and themes
  • Setting up the site search
  • Creating a multi-site Drupal installation

Introduction

Throughout this chapter, we will explore the process of setting up a Drupal website. We will see how to install the official Drupal 7 release and also how to install third-party Drupal distributions which are preconfigured in a variety of ways.

Following the installation, we will move on to the installation of third-party modules and then how your site can be configured to provide a site search form.

The chapter culminates with a recipe on setting up Drupal multi-site where two Drupal sites are configured to run from ...

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