Installing Drupal distributions

Drupal distributions are third-party Drupal packages where the official Drupal release has been re-packaged to contain extra features. Drupal distributions can configure a complete Drupal site ready for a specific task, eliminating the need to research and install third-party modules.

Getting ready

The requirements for installing Drupal distributions are the same as for installing the Drupal core, as described in the preceding recipe Installing Drupal. You will need the following:

  • Web-hosting with FTP access (or file access through a control panel)
  • A server running PHP 5.2.5+ (5.3+ recommended)
  • An empty MySQL database and the login credentials to access it

How to do it...

  1. For this example we will use the Commerce Kickstart ...

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