Content types in Drupal 7 - Basic, Article, Blog, Book and Custom content types

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:25

Drupal is a content management system. So what is a content? Content is what the user sees. This page, which you are reading is content. 

 

Creating and publishing content

First, you need to create your content and publish it. Then it will be visible to other users.

To create a content, go to Content > Add Content and select the content type you need to create (e.g. Basic Page). 

Create content by filling all fields. 

Before saving, check if the publish option is selected under Publishing options. 

Introduction to Drupal 7 Modules and Themes

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:01

Modules

Features of a Drupal system are represented by modules. There are some modules that come installed along with a fresh Drupal installation. These modules are called core modules. If you need more functionality you can any of the available contributed modules that have your functionality. There are a lot of them available and you can find them with a simple Google search. If you were not able to find a contributed module, then you can even write your own module.

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[Practical] How to setup Drupal 7 in local using Bitnami

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:51
  1. Search for ‘Bitnami for Drupal’ in Google and download the latest version for your operating system and run the installer. Current download link is: http://bitnami.com/stack/drupal
  • Click on the required version and download it.

[Theory] Installing Drupal 7 using WampServer and Bitnami stack for Drupal

Submitted by Rajasekhar on Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:44

Drupal is a web application written in PHP and usually uses MySQL database. Therefore to run Drupal CMS, you will need a web server like Apache Server with PHP libraries installed, and a database like MySQL. There are many utility tools that will help you get your Drupal site up faster. These tools usually combine the required software like Apache Server, PHP, MySQL database server and even a utility tool like PHPMyAdmin that allow you to easily manage your databases into a single installer. Such utility tools include WAMP, DAMP, LAMP, XAMPP and the Bitnami stack.