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Installing Drupal on a Web Host

After you've uploaded and extracted Drupal and created a database to store its data, you can begin the installation of Drupal on your web host.

By now, you are probably eager to see your Drupal site. It's [more…]

Manage Comment Settings in Drupal

When you create Drupal content, you use the Comment settings to control whether registered users can add comments. As the site administrator, you can also hide, edit, or delete user comments or close your [more…]

Drupal Administrator Account Management

The administrator account is the username and password you set up when you installed Drupal. This account is your key to the kingdom: The administrator account allows you complete control over everything [more…]

Drupal Administrative Settings for User E-mail

The last section of the Account Settings page in Drupal contains a pane titled E-mails. From here, you can customize the e-mails that get sent out to users by Drupal when certain things happen on your [more…]

Assigning Drupal User Permissions

The Permissions form in Drupal controls the permissions granted to user types. For example, by default logged-in registered Drupal users can add comments to your postings, but unregistered users can't. [more…]

Adding, Editing, and Deleting Drupal Users

You, as the administrator of your Drupal site, can add new users, delete users and edit user information; in fact, you have complete control over the registered user accounts on your site. [more…]

Drupal User Roles

Drupal allows you to create new user types with permissions other than those of anonymous or authenticated users. User Roles is the term that Drupal gives these special groups of users [more…]

Understanding Drupal Nodes

Each basic page or article you create for your Drupal site is stored as a structure called a node. Think of a node as a block of content, be it a basic page, article, or blog posting. [more…]

Basic Page Creation in Drupal

Basic pages are your best option for static content on your Drupal site. You create a new basic page by clicking the Page link under the Create Content section. Follow these steps: [more…]

Basic Page Editing in Drupal

When you view a basic page you create in Drupal, it has an Edit tab that site visitors will not see. The Edit tab exists to allow you, the Drupal site administrator, to make changes to the content on your [more…]

Drupal Basic Page Deletion

Deleting a Drupal basic page is a simple and straightforward task, after all mistakes happen. Deletion is accomplished from the administrative content management area of the Dashboard. [more…]

Drupal Site Article Writing

In your Drupal site, Articles are ideally suited for dynamic content. Articles can be written to support collaboration, commentary, tags and images. Articles are the ideal method to present news and blogs [more…]

Drupal Site Home Page Ordering

The default behavior of a Drupal site article is to show up on the home page. The default order articles appear on the page has the newest article at the top. However, say you create an article that you [more…]

Managing Article Length in Drupal

If you create a particularly long article, Drupal manages the length by automatically shortening it for you and providing a Read More link if users want to read the entire article. Instead of showing a [more…]

Setting Menu Options for a Drupal Basic Page

The Menu Settings form for Drupal basic pages is located by navigating to your basic page. Then choose Content→Find Content and click the Edit link next to your basic page. You see the Menu Settings tab [more…]

Handling HTML Content in Drupal

If you aren't familiar with HTML, you're in luck: You don't need to know how to code in HTML to create links with Drupal. To see that you don't need to know HTML, consider the text in these two versions [more…]

Drupal Content Settings

Most of the settings used to manage, create and edit all types of Drupal site content are located on a single form. You access them by clicking the links under the large Body text box. [more…]

Drupal Revision Control

Drupal allows you to revise your content and keep track of both the original version and all the revisions you make. Revisions may be the result of a mistake, leaving out some important bit of information [more…]

Drupal Optional Modules Overview

A number of optional modules are installed with Drupal. Some of these are enabled by default; most are not. Here’s a quick look at most of them: [more…]

Changing Drupal Authoring Information

Every time you post an article, Drupal includes changeable authoring information. Authoring information is the poster's username (in this case, admin), along with the time and date the article was posted [more…]

Drupal Website Image Addition

You may be eager to add images in your website. Drupal 7 has made it very easy to upload and include an image in your article or basic page. The downside is that you don’t have any control over the layout [more…]

Setting a Drupal Administration Theme

The Drupal theme you set as the default is the active theme for the entire Drupal site. You can, however, also set a different theme that appears only on the site administration pages when you’re logged [more…]

Drupal Global Theme Settings

To work with the Drupal global theme settings, log in as administrator and click (you guessed it) the Appearance link on the Dashboard menu bar. When Appearance overlay opens, click the Settings tab found [more…]

Drupal Display Element Settings

Of all the Drupal display settings you can control, by far the most powerful are the appearance or absence of the elements. Here are the common element settings in Drupal that you can turn on and off and [more…]

Drupal Theme Components: Blocks, Regions, and Menus

Drupal themes can be customized partly through the modification of their Blocks, Regions and Menus components. A theme can be modified, for example, to put the primary menu on the left side of the web [more…]


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