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  • 1. Installing Drupal
    Wilson Wingston Sharon
    wingston.sharon@gmail.com
  • 2. Install wampserver
    Go to material folder.
    Install wampserver2.0i.exe on C:/
    Install wampserver2-php529-2.exe on C:/
    Latest releases can be found on wampserver.com/en
    Check first if Apache and PHP versions on WAMP install are compatible with your Drupal version.
    Go to drupal.com/requirements to read up.
  • 3. Start wamp server. If you see a white half moon in your tray, wampserver is running.
    If there’s a red dot on it, or its any other colour, something’s wrong.
    Open Firefox browser and typelocalhost
    You should see a wamp loading screen. It should say php version as 5.3
    Now, left click on wamp tray icon, go to php/version/9..2.0
    Click icon again and restart all services.
    Go to wamp loading screen on localhost, it should say php version as 5.2.9
  • 4. If u don’t have winrar. Install winrar from materials folder.
    Drupal installation is always given as a tarball. [tar.gz]. Drupal-615.tar.gz
    Extract it [right click, extract here] after copying it to C:/wamp/www/
    Rename drupal-615 to mysite
    Check in localhost/mysiteif drupal installer shows up. Don’t do anything there for now.
  • 5. Go to localhost/phpmyadminfrom your browser.
  • 6. In the create new database field, type mysite_db
    Keep type as collation and click create.
    You should get a message that mysite_db has been created.
  • 7. Now, from the top tabs go to privileges
    You’ll see the list of available users.
    Click on add a new user
    Type username as mysite_user
    select host as localhost[from dropdown list – local]
  • 8. Keep blank password. [or type a pass and remember it.] but for now, keep it blank. [select no password from dropdown list]
    On global privileges, click check all.
    Then click go.
  • 9. To confirm if you’ve created the right user for the right database.
    Go to privileges and click the edit icon for the user name [last column]
    In database specific privileges, it should be mysite_db, ALL_PRIVILEGES and GRANT=YES.
    If Grant = no, click the edit privileges button, check grant and click go.
    Click go again to save.
  • 10. Now go to localhost/mysiteon browser.
    If you see an error, function ereg() is depreciated, you havent changed php settings t0 5.2.9.
    Click install drupal in english.
  • 11. You will see a requirements error.
    To fix this, go to wamp install directory from explorer.
    C:/Wamp/www/mysite/sites/default
    You’ll see default.settings.php.
    Copy it and rename the copy to settings.php and click try again.
    You must keep default.settings.php along with the new renamed copy.
  • 12. Set database name to mysite_db
    Set username as mysite_user
    Open advanced options and make sure host is localhost.
    Click ok and go. If you have a problem here, make sure database settings are correct.
  • 13. Give site name and other details asked for in this page.
    In site email address is the address drupal uses to send mail, keep it <somethin>@mysite.com
    Give admin user name as admin and pass as open for the remainder of this workshop. Remember this username and password. IT IS CALLED USER 1.
  • 14. After the installation finish message, go to
    Locahost/mysite
    Congrats!! You’ve completed your first drupal installation.
  • 15. Installing live.
    Buy web space with a provider who offers drupal support.
    One click installation with fantastico scripts.
    Use backup and migrate module to move from test site to live site.