Drupal-Content Management Systems TutorialDrupal is one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) widely used nowadays and if you are new to drupal here are the complete steps you can follow on how to install it using WAMP Server or XAMPP;

  1. Go to Drupal.org or simply Click Here , choose one of the versions and click download Drupal.
  2. If you don't have xampp or wamp server installed on your computer click here to download Wamp Server and then click Download WampServer or if you want to use Xampp click here to download, choose your Operating System and download xampp, after downloading install it and start.
  3. Extract your Downloaded Drupal version, for  xampp user go to C:\xampp\htdocs  or for the wamp user go to C:\wamp\www and paste your extracted drupal, you can rename it as you want in our tutorial I renamed it into drupal.
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  5. After the following the few steps above, open your browser type this in your address bar: http://localhost/phpmyadmin/  and press enter.
  6. Create a database name it "drupal" and then click create button.
  7. After creating your database go to your browser and  type this in your address bar http://localhost/drupal/
  8. Click Install Drupal in English or if you want to install drupal in different languages just click the Learn how to install Drupal in other languages.
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  10. after clicking  Install Drupal there's an error  occur, See the image Below. the error message says
    1. Copy the ./sites/default/default.settings.php file to ./sites/default/settings.php.
    2. Change file permissions so that it is writable by the web server. If you are unsure how to grant file permissions, please consult the
    on-line handbook.
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  12. How can this be solved? if you are using xampp go to:
    C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal\sites\default
    or if you are using wamp go to C:\wamp\www\drupal\sites\default
    a. Copy the php file default.settings.php
    b. And you have now the php file named:Copy of default.settings.php
    c. Rename "Copy of default.settings.php" to "settings.php" see image below.
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  14. After following the steps above go to your drupal installation and Refresh the page.
  15. You are now on Drupal Database Configuration page,  in the first field enter your database name, in our tutorial we use the database name drupal  as our database name, in the second field enter your database username, the default for database username is "root" and for the third field password the default is null, just leave the third field blank if you haven't put password on your database. After doing the previous steps install drupal.
  16. And now you are in the "Configuration Page" Enter All the Required Fields and click "save and continue button" and Done. just ignore the message says

    "warning: mail() [function.mail]: Failed to connect to mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP" and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set() in C:\wamp\www\drupal\includes\mail.inc on line 193.
    Unable to send e-mail. Please contact the site administrator if the problem persists
    ."  this message will occur during installation of drupal using localhost, just ignore it. And finally click the your new site  and That's it! enjoy using drupal. to download drupal modules and other drupal stuffs just refer to Drupal.org
                               

    Thank you and I hope you learn something on my Drupal Content Management Systems (CMS) post.
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    1 Response to 'Drupal Content Management System(CMS) Installation Tutorial'

    1. Drupal Development Company
      http://allaboutcms.blogspot.com/2010/08/drupal-installation-tutorial.html?showComment=1377775321510#c5914515635310116315'> August 29, 2013 at 4:22 AM

      Nice guidelines for cms installation.

       

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