Commit 31f16e74 authored by Dries's avatar Dries
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- Patch #569042 by nenne, jhodgdon: INSTALL.txt should explain about where to...

- Patch #569042 by nenne, jhodgdon: INSTALL.txt should explain about where to put new modules/themes.
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customized similar to the above example, to add your site-specific cron key
and domain name.)
A new installation of Drupal defaults to a very basic configuration with only a
few active modules and minimal user access rights.
few active modules and minimal user access rights. When extending your site,
you use "modules" and "themes". A module is a plugin that adds functionallity to
Drupal, while a theme changes the front-end look and behavior of your site.
It is important to install these correctly and not mix them in with the core
Drupal module and theme set (directories modules and themes at the top level).
So normally you place them under the following paths:
Use your administration panel to enable and configure services. For example:
General Settings Administer > Site configuration > Site information
Enable Modules Administer > Structure > Modules
Configure Themes Administer > Structure > Themes
Set User Permissions Administer > User management > Permissions
For more information on configuration options, read the instructions which
accompany the different configuration settings and consult the various help
pages available in the administration panel.
If you run a multisite installation you will want to do this a bit differently.
You can read more about that on the multisite part of this file.
Community-contributed modules and themes are available at
Contributed modules can be found at:
Contributed themes can be found at:
Now that your installation is running, you will want to customize the look of
your site. Several sample themes are included and more can be downloaded from
Later on you might want to write your own code, but remember to NEVER modify the
core modules and themes in Drupal directories modules and themes. Instead use
the hooks available in the Drupal API. You can read more about the Drupal API
and how to develop modules at
Simple customization of your theme can be done using only CSS. Further changes
require understanding the phptemplate engine that is part of Drupal. See to find out more.
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