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Wilson Wingston Sharon<br />wingston.sharon@gmail.com<br />Configuring drupal<br />
Test site on your wamp server is localhost/mysite<br />This equates to www.mysite.com on the web when your site is deploye...
Go to localhost/mysite<br />
Things to remember<br />Keep a test site apart from live site.<br />Perfection is an ideal concept.<br />Start with the ba...
Basic drupal configuration<br />Click on Administer>>site config link<br />Check out the site configuration section<br />F...
Admin>>site building>>modules<br />Blog<br />Book<br />Contact<br />Forum<br />Path<br />Php filter<br />Profile<br />Sear...
Clean URLS<br />http://localhost/mysite/?q=admin/settings/clean-urls<br />http://localhost/mysite/admin/settings/clean-url...
Date and time<br />
File System<br />When site is deployed online, use a ftp client like filezilla and CREATE required directories in cgi-bin ...
performance<br />
Maintainance<br />In this mode go to localhost/mysite/?q=user to login as administrator<br />
Admin>>Reports<br />If you’r site seems to malfunction you might to able to pinpoint the module causing the problem at rec...
Things to remember<br />Disable Unnecessary Core Modules<br />Color<br />Aggregator<br />Don’t keep unused modules enabled...
Things to remember<br />Navigation<br />Install administration menu module. The module renders all administrative menu ite...
BACKUP, BACKUP and then keep one more BACKUP<br />Backup and Migrate module takes care of everything…<br />Keep file backu...
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  1. 1. Wilson Wingston Sharon<br />wingston.sharon@gmail.com<br />Configuring drupal<br />
  2. 2. Test site on your wamp server is localhost/mysite<br />This equates to www.mysite.com on the web when your site is deployed.<br />Localhost/mysite/?q=node/1<br />www.mysite.com/node/1<br />
  3. 3. Go to localhost/mysite<br />
  4. 4. Things to remember<br />Keep a test site apart from live site.<br />Perfection is an ideal concept.<br />Start with the basics<br />Get support at drupal.org<br />
  5. 5. Basic drupal configuration<br />Click on Administer>>site config link<br />Check out the site configuration section<br />First check out site information,enter basic details about site.<br />Front page can be changed from here<br />
  6. 6. Admin>>site building>>modules<br />Blog<br />Book<br />Contact<br />Forum<br />Path<br />Php filter<br />Profile<br />Search<br />Statistics<br />Syslog<br />tracker<br />
  7. 7. Clean URLS<br />http://localhost/mysite/?q=admin/settings/clean-urls<br />http://localhost/mysite/admin/settings/clean-urls<br />Server support required.<br />Easier to manage complex paths.<br />Pathatuo module gives automatic path aliasing.<br />
  8. 8. Date and time<br />
  9. 9. File System<br />When site is deployed online, use a ftp client like filezilla and CREATE required directories in cgi-bin folder of your site and redirect these paths there.<br />These directories for security purposes must not be accessible from the web directly.<br />
  10. 10. performance<br />
  11. 11. Maintainance<br />In this mode go to localhost/mysite/?q=user to login as administrator<br />
  12. 12. Admin>>Reports<br />If you’r site seems to malfunction you might to able to pinpoint the module causing the problem at recent log entries.<br />Status report tells you if theres a major problem with site in general.<br />Other general site statistics available only if statistics module is enabled and configured.<br />
  13. 13. Things to remember<br />Disable Unnecessary Core Modules<br />Color<br />Aggregator<br />Don’t keep unused modules enabled<br />Enable Necessary Core Modules<br />Path<br />Search<br />statistics<br />
  14. 14. Things to remember<br />Navigation<br />Install administration menu module. The module renders all administrative menu items below 'administer' in a clean, attractive and purely CSS-based menu at the top of your website.<br />Tune your SEO<br />Use Nodewords,page title and global redirect for a SEO firendly website.<br />Use robots.txt to avoid duplicate content.<br />
  15. 15. BACKUP, BACKUP and then keep one more BACKUP<br />Backup and Migrate module takes care of everything…<br />Keep file backups from site cpanel menu.<br />Use a good server hosting service<br />Look at a lot of hosting providers.<br />Look for the drupal icon for compatibility.<br />Ask for 96mb of php memory. [more if you have insane number of modules]<br />
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