What is Drupal?
Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes. Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.
What is the Drupal Association?
The Drupal Association is an organization dedicated to helping the open-source Drupal CMS project flourish. It helps the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, events, promotion and distribution.
Why does Drupal need a database? What databases are supported?
Drupal stores its information – the individual pages, the registered users, and so on – in the database. The database forms the back-end for your Drupal site. At this time, Drupal supports MySQL (or an equivalent such as MariaDB), PostgreSQL, and in Drupal 7, SQLite.
What is a sandbox?
Sandbox is an online environment in which code or content changes can be tested without affecting the original system. New features and modules are demonstrated best in a sandbox.
What are Drupal modules?
A module is a collection of functions that link into Drupal, providing additional functionality to your Drupal installation.
What are .info files and .install files,, and how to write them?
.info files are used primarily by the modules administration system for display purposes, as well as providing criteria to control activation and deactivation. This file is required for Drupal to recognize the presence of a module.
.install files used to do module setup work. A .install file is run the first time a module is enabled, and is used to do setup required by the module.
The most common task is creating database tables and fields (which prior to version 4.7 was done manually). .install files are also used to perform updates when a new version of a module needs it.
Can Drupal act as a feed aggregator?
Yes! The news aggregator is a powerful on-site RSS news reader that can gather fresh content from news sites and weblogs around the web and make it available from your site.
What is this CCK ?
CCK stands for Content Construction Kit. As the community says, CCK is the best thing to come along since the doughnut.
It allows you to create custom content types for a site without having to code them yourself, and it has a plethora of add-on modules to handle different types of fields.
How to span one Drupal site across multiple domains?
Instructions on multi-site configurations can be found within the installation instructions and in the handbook. An alternative method for running a multiple sites is to use the contributed
How do I span one Drupal site across multiple domains?
Instructions on multi-site configurations can be found within the installation instructions and in the handbook. An alternative method for running a multiple sites is to use the contributed Domain Access module.
What is the Views module?
The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists of content (nodes) are presented. Traditionally, Drupal has hard-coded most of this, particularly in how taxonomy and tracker lists are formatted.
Why is Drupal code not Object Oriented?
Drupal often gets criticized by newcomers who believe that object-oriented programming (OOP) is always the best way to design software architecture, and since they do not see the word “class” in the Drupal code, it must be inferior to other solutions. However, the design decision was made for a number of reasons.
What is Drupal Gardens?
Drupal Gardens is an easy-to-use service for easily creating and hosting powerful, beautiful social websites using Drupal 7, the most powerful and flexible open source social publishing system. Drupal Gardens is unique in that it allows you to design your site within your web browser using the powerful ThemeBuilder and has no vendor lock-in. If you ever need to extend it beyond what Drupal Gardens can do, you can export it and take advantage of the thousands of modules available on drupal.org.