Installing a Drupal Site and Database - 2 of 3

By adam
Sun, 2015-04-12 21:07
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #201

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In part 2 of the 3 part series, we are looking at how get a Drupal website and database setup and running. If you followed part one, you will remember we are doing this all on our local environment using MAMP. As the video will show, we begin by going to Drupal.org/project/drupal and downloading the newest version of Drupal. At the time of this DDoD, Drupal is at version 7.36. It’s important to note however, Drupal 8 is available but at this time isn’t at a stable enough point in our opinions to work on.

After you get Drupal downloaded, you begin to work on setting up a database using MySQL. In the video, I show you the correct steps to creating and populating the database to reflect all the Drupal database tables that must be created. This part of the process can end up being somewhat tricky as you have to follow a particular set of steps. Each of these steps is explained in detail. Lucky for you.

Once the database is installed you begin to walk through an installation profile. After setting up the profile, you’re done! At that point, you will have a fully functional Drupal website. In that last video of the series, I will take you through how to build a Drupal sub-theme.

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Thanks for the guide, waiting for the third part. It would be very convenient if you have written a small checklist for each step in the end.

Thanks, Harold. I love that idea. I will work on putting something together and then get that posted to the website. Also, I just posted part 3 of the series, so make sure to check it out and let me know what you think.

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