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Drupal Menu Management

In general, an Internet menu is a set of links to web pages. In Drupal, those links can also point to nodes (a fancy word for Drupal content) such as articles and basic pages. When a link to an article [more…]

Drupal Menu Customization

Menus are a collection of links (menu items) used to navigate a website. The Menu module in Drupal provides an interface to control and customize the powerful menu system that comes with Drupal. To add [more…]

Adding a Drupal Menu

Drupal allows you to create custom menus. They are put in blocks automatically; you can move those blocks to various regions on the site in the same way as you would a custom block. [more…]

Understanding Drupal Modules

If you are a new Drupal administrator, you’re already using modules without realizing it. Drupal itself is composed of a set of modules, known as the Core modules [more…]

Modification of Drupal Required Modules

Required Modules preinstalled with Drupal have to be enabled for Drupal to run. You can’t disable or delete them but some of the required modules allow the administrator to modify specific settings. [more…]

Drupal Publishing Options

By default your Drupal content is immediately published when you click Save. But you can change this so you can write content but publish it at a later time. The Publishing options section lets you control [more…]

Browsing Directly to your Drupal Blog

Drupal puts all the blogs on your site in the same place so they are easy to access. Therefore, if you have removed your post from your front page, you can directly browse to your blog. The first blog [more…]

Creating a Drupal Blog Link

Creating links in your Drupal blog is a good way for your visitors to move easily among your pages and gives new visitors the chance to explore your older posts. If you click the link to your Drupal blog [more…]

Drupal Blog Topics: Adding, Editing, Deleting and Multiplying

Being a blogger means more than just writing — you need to know how to edit and delete blogs in Drupal and add new entries. If you're especially filled with wondrous thoughts to share on multiple topics [more…]

Drupal Forum Enablement

Forums are great for creating a user community. People can get help from others, provide feedback about your content, and simply socialize. Your Drupal forum can be as tightly or loosely controlled as [more…]

Organizing and Configuring your Drupal Forum

Forums are wonderful tools, but to be truly useful they require you to make organizational decisions. In Drupal, your choices about organization will influence the Forum's configuration. As an example, [more…]

Changing Drupal Forum and Container Organization

After you create your Drupal forums (and optionally, your containers), you can move forums from one container to another — or take them out of containers entirely. You have two ways you can change the [more…]

Viewing Your Drupal Forums

After you have created some Drupal forums and containers, you may want to take a look at them. To view them, you need to create a forum topic. Follow these steps: [more…]

Managing Drupal Forum Permissions

Registered users can comment on Drupal forum topics. However, default permissions make it so you’re the only one who can post forum topics. Because the point of having a forum is to elicit discussion from [more…]

Managing the Drupal Comments Module

The commenting system used by the Drupal Forum module — and by all the other content types — is contained in a separate module, the Comment module. By default, authenticated users can comment on any content [more…]

Adding New Drupal Themes and Modules

One of the best things about Drupal is that developers are constantly contributing new themes and new modules. You can extend Drupal's functionality in incredible ways by adding new modules. You can create [more…]

Automatically Installing New Drupal Modules and Themes

To automatically install new Drupal modules and themes, find the URL at which your chosen Drupal module or new theme file is located. (Drupal needs to know where to find it, after all!) [more…]

Enabling New Drupal Themes and Modules

After you install your new theme or module, Drupal will see it and display it in your theme list or module list. After Drupal downloads and installs the theme or module, however, you still have to enable [more…]

Manually Installing Drupal Themes and Modules

With Drupal 7, you can add modules and themes to your site by downloading the file and installing it manually. It’s good to know how to do it yourself so you understand how it works. Manual installation [more…]

Extracting Drupal Module or Theme Files

The process of installing new Drupal Modules or Themes often means you will be dealing with compressed files that must be extracted. The file extensions [more…]

Keeping Drupal, Modules, and Themes Up to Date

Updating a module or theme is an easier task than updating the Drupal software. Still, you need to know how to accomplish both of these tasks. [more…]

Backing Up Your Drupal Database

Before you install any Drupal updates, you need to back up the database that operates behind your Drupal site. By doing so, you safeguard all the work you’ve done on your site. Your database contains: [more…]

Restoring Your Drupal Database

Should you ever lose your Drupal data and have to restore your database, the following provide you with the basic steps for that restoration. You should consult your web host's documentation for specific [more…]

Setting Up Your Drupal Blog

It seems everyone has a blog these days. A Drupal blog is a relatively simple way of getting your message out to the interested public. People read blogs, and a well-written blog may make the difference [more…]

Changing Drupal Blog-Entry Settings

Creating your Drupal blog entry probably feels very familiar to you. It's very much the same as creating an article or basic page. If you scroll down the Create Blog entry form, you see the same optional [more…]


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