[Practical P-2] Setting Up Drupal 8 In Local Using Acquia Dev Desktop part 2 - Installing Drupal

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:50
  • Launch the Acquia Dev Desktop to start Drupal Installation. Now you have three options to install your Drupal site, you can choose any option as required. See below screenshot.
  • If you don’t have any existing site, then click on the first option.

  • Oops got an error when trying the first option as shown below.

[Theory] Installing Drupal 8 using Acquia Dev Desktop Installer

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:42

Acquia Dev Desktop is the fastest way to set up and run Drupal for local development on your Mac or Windows PC. It's a XAMP stack (or DAMP stack) installer, providing a full Drupal-specific stack that includes Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Also, due to its integration with Acquia Cloud, Acquia Dev Desktop is the easiest method to publish, develop, and synchronize your local Drupal websites onto the web.

Acquia Dev Desktop includes the following components with its most currently released version:

Drupal 8 Extended Features

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:38

You can extend the core functionalities provided by Drupal by installing modules. This is just some of the common features and is neither a complete list nor a significant portion of the complete list. You can also find the module or modules which can be used to attain a particular feature here for the features listed here. This is just to show what is possible; we will have separate lists for modules separated into categories along with their usage details.

Working with Content - How to add Basic page, Article or any Content Type

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:30

Login to the website and click on the content tab in the administration panel or you can click on Add content shortcut below to black bar.


Now click on any content type under Add content and enter values for all mandatory fields then click on save.

For example Article,