The Drupal 6 Manual

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This is partly a from-scratch beginners guide to Drupal 6, but it is also a useful reference guide to installing and configuring many modules. It was originally written on how to create a document managment system, which may explain some unusual areas of focus.
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  The Drupal 6 Manual What is a CMS? ............................................................................................................................................. 2   XAMPP and databases .................................................................................................................................. 3   XAMPP interface ....................................................................................................................................... 3   Creating a database for a Drupal installation ............................................................................................. 5   Backing up your database and site files ..................................................................................................... 5   Restoring the database / switching servers ................................................................................................ 5   Changing the Drupal admin password in the Database ............................................................................. 7   Changing / setting the ‘root’ password in MySQL .................................................................................... 8   MySQL commands .................................................................................................................................... 8   Installing Drupal ............................................................................................................................................ 9   Drupal administration .................................................................................................................................. 10   Modules: core and contributed .................................................................................................................... 10   Enabling / disabling modules ................................................................................................................... 10   Installing / uninstalling contributed modules .......................................................................................... 10   Nodes/content .............................................................................................................................................. 11   Paths / URLs / aliases .............................................................................................................................. 12   CCK (Content Construction Kit) ............................................................................................................. 12   Filefield ................................................................................................................................................ 13   Link ...................................................................................................................................................... 13   Input formats ............................................................................................................................................ 14   Empty pages / Default front page ................................................................................................................ 15   Blocks .......................................................................................................................................................... 15   Menus .......................................................................................................................................................... 16   Nice Menus .............................................................................................................................................. 17   SimpleMenu ............................................................................................................................................. 17   Administration Menu ............................................................................................................................... 17   Taxonomy .................................................................................................................................................... 17   Creating users and setting access levels ...................................................................................................... 18   Modules for easier administration ............................................................................................................... 19   Views: display and search ........................................................................................................................... 20   Views Bulk Operations ............................................................................................................................ 23   Other search options ................................................................................................................................ 24   Images .......................................................................................................................................................... 24   Wiki ............................................................................................................................................................. 25   Books ....................................................................................................................................................... 25   FCKeditor (WYSIWYG) ......................................................................................................................... 25   Table of Contents ..................................................................................................................................... 26   Flexifilter ................................................................................................................................................. 26   Wikitools .................................................................................................................................................. 27   Diff (difference in revisions) ................................................................................................................... 27   Talk .......................................................................................................................................................... 28   Calendars ..................................................................................................................................................... 28   Date .......................................................................................................................................................... 28   Calendar ................................................................................................................................................... 30   Number of files corresponding to tag .......................................................................................................... 32   Printer, email and PDF versions .................................................................................................................. 32   Themes: installing and editing ..................................................................................................................... 32   Default and contributed themes ............................................................................................................... 32   Editing CSS ............................................................................................................................................. 32   Changing your logo ................................................................................................................................. 33   Changing your favicon ............................................................................................................................ 33   Internet resources ......................................................................................................................................... 33      What is a CMS? ã   Understanding how a CMS works involves understanding the interaction of the following components o   MySQL databases o   PHP, CSS (controls layout), HTML ã   A database-driven site design enables the separation of a site’s design and content (e.g. its writtencontent on its web pages), and enables content management systems (CMS) like Drupal to exist. Thecontent is stored in the ‘database’. ã   MySQL is a database management system that contains the site content ã   A PHP file contains the instructions for where to look in the database for site content o   Instead of including a website’s content in its HTML files, the information is contained in thedatabase. The HTML files contain PHP instructions to access the database. o   Here is a PHP tutorial (however this is beyond what you are likely to need to know):    http://www.tizag.com/phpT/index.php   XAMPP and databases ã   To run Drupal you will need some software like XAMPP ã   XAMPP is an acronym: o   X-platform o   Apache HTTP Server o   MySQL database o   PHP and Perl script interpreters ã   XAMPP can be used as a local or internet server ã   Download and install o   There are three ‘service’ options: Apache; MySQL and Filezilla. The first two are essential forDrupal ã   Download and install XAMPP ã   After installation visit the following page: o   http://localhost/  o   This should give you the XAMPP start page. Select your language option ã   Don’t forget that for you to be able to accesshttp://localhost/you need to have XAMPP running, whichmay not happen automatically. Open the XAMPP control panel and start Apache and MySql. XAMPP interface This is what you will find athttp://localhost/(redirected to http://localhost/xampp/) ã   This is the phpMyAdmin start page,http://localhost/phpmyadmin/    This will take you tophpMyAdmin, where you canadministrate your databases 1   This is a menucontaining all yourdatabases. Click onone and you canadministrate anindividual databaseThis bar allows you tocreate a new databaseThese are the tables in yourdatabase. You can edit manyof these yourself via thisinterfaceThis icon will allow you to make a MySQLquery, which enables you to make changesto the database (advanced)Use this tab once youhave created a databaseand want to importUse this tab tocreate a backup filefor your databaseUse this tab todetermine whatusers have accessto this databaseThis Icon takes you tothe phpMyAdminhomepage (the currentpage) 23 This tab deletesthe currentdatabase
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