How to install Drupal in Installatron

Installatron series

How to install Drupal in Installatron

This tutorial assumes you already have Installatron open.

1) Go to Applications Browser.

Scroll down until you find the script in the menu.

2) Click Drupal.

3) Select Install This Application.

4) Click Next.

5) Select the domain where this script should be installed, if you have more than one.

6) Set the path.

7) Click Next.

8) Choose the version to install. Unless you need an older release, you should install the latest.

9) Click Next.

In order to install this script, you must agree to the End User License Agreement.

10) Click I Accept.

11) Choose your database settings or leave the default to automatically create and setup a database for you.

12) Click Next.

13) Enter your admin username, password and email.

14) Click Next.

15) Click Submit to install.

After a moment the script will be installed. This screen shows information about the installation.

16) Click Complete.

17) Use this link to view your newly installed software.

Here’s our new CMS, ready for use.

How to manage users in Drupal

Drupal series

How to manage users in Drupal

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Drupal

1) Click the Administer link

Now let’s learn how to manage users

2) Click the Users link here

3) Let’s add a user now…  click Add user

4) Enter a Username for the new user here

5) Then enter the new user’s Email address

6) Enter and confirm a password for the new user

7) When finished, click Create new account

8) That’s it!  A new user account has been created. Click the List link here

Here is the user we just created. From here we can edit the user, including changing their password

Or we can delete the user… which we’re going to do now

9) Select Delete the selected users

10) Then click Update

11) Click here to confirm you want to delete the account

The user we created has now been deleted

12) Click the User management link

13) Then click the Roles link

A role is a way of giving selected permissions to a group of users… which you can do from here

14) Click the User settings link

… and from here you can change many settings for the users of your site

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to manage users in Drupal

How to manage pages in Drupal

Drupal series

How to manage pages in Drupal

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Drupal

1) Click Create content

Now let’s learn how to manage pages

2) To create a new page, click the Page link here

This is the Create Content page, where you can choose to create new pages or new stories for your web site

You would choose to create a page if you wanted to add a static page like a contact page or an about us page

3) Enter theTitle of the page here

4) Then enter the Body of the page here

5) Click Submit

That’s it!  The new page has been created

6) Click the Edit link here

You can edit the title or body of the page from here…

… or you can remove the page from your web site by clicking Delete

7) Click Delete to confirm

That’s it!  The page we created has now been deleted

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to manage pages in Drupal

How to change your password in Drupal

Drupal series

How to change your password in Drupal

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Drupal

1) Click the My account link

Now let’s learn how to change our Drupal password

2) Then click the Edit link

Scroll down

This is the edit account page where we can configure our account and change our password

3) Enter a new password here

4) Confirm your password by entering it again here

Be sure the password match indicates “Yes“, otherwise you’ll have to re-enter your password in both boxes to ensure both entries match

5) Then click Save

The password has been successfully changed

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to change your Drupal password

How to configure your site in Drupal

Drupal series

How to configure your site in Drupal

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Drupal

1) Click the Administer link

Now let’s learn how to configure our site

2) Then click Site configuration

3) Click the Administration theme link

This is the Site Configuration page where we can modify many aspects of our Drupal site

4) Click here to show the theme dropdown menu and seletct a new theme

This is the theme page where we can change the look of our Drupal Administration area

5) Click Save configuration

As you can see, our theme has changed to the bluemarine theme

6) Let’s change back to the default theme

That’s it!  Our theme has been changed back to the default

7) Next, click the Clean URLs link

If this option is enabled, the URL’s created by Drupal will be “clean” which will make them more efficient for search engine indexing.  To enable Clean URLs, click here

8) Click the Date and time link

This is the Date and Time area, where we can configure how the dates and times are displayed

9) Click the Error reporting link

On this page we can customize the error report pages

10) Click the Site information link

This is the Site Information page where we can set a name and slogan for our Drupal site

11) Enter a Name for the site here

12) Then enter your Email address

13) You can optionally enter a Slogan here

14) When finished, click Save configuration

That’s it!  Our information has been changed and you can see our new site name here

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to configure your site in Drupal