CMS with Drupal
Note: ""Drupal uses Apache's mod_rewrite to enable customizable
URLs that are both user and search engine friendly."
- Set up a web server, a mail server (to send passwords to new users),
and PHP. Make sure PHP has the XML extensions (required if you wish to use
RSS, fat client blogging, etc.). It is recommended that you use Apache as
the web server, so as to enjoy clean URLs through mod_rewrite
- Edit PHP.INI
- Untar the package,and copy its contents into the web server's docs/
- In MySQL, create a database: mysqladmin -u dba_user -p create drupal
- Log into MySQL as dba_user, and changes access rights: GRANT
ALL PRIVILEGES ON drupal.* TO nobody@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
flush privileges; ACCESS DENIED?
- Exit MySQL
- Create the tables: mysql -u nobody -p drupal < database/database.mysql
- Edit includes/conf.php, and change $db_url and $base_url
- Aim your browser to Drupal, create an account, and log on. This first
account has administrative rights
- Some tasks must be run periodically: Use cron to run "wget -O -
-q http://HOSTNAME/cron.php". Under Windows, use
AT.EXE to do this
Tips & Tricks
By default, anonymous users can't see any contents. Log on as admin, then
go to administer | accounts | persmissions, and check "access content"
for the "anonymous user" account.