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Importing core Drupal into DAMP

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Video: Importing core Drupal into DAMP

At the end of the last video, we had installed the Acquia Drupal Stack installer, also known as DAMP. I have started recommending it because it's built especially to run Drupal, but it does have one peculiarity. Instead of installing core Drupal, which is what you download from the drupal.org site, it installs Acquia's own version of Drupal. And you can tell the difference because up here, it says Acquia Drupal. So our next step is to install core Drupal into DAMP. Here's how you do it. The first place to go is drupal.org, where you can download core Drupal.

Importing core Drupal into DAMP

At the end of the last video, we had installed the Acquia Drupal Stack installer, also known as DAMP. I have started recommending it because it's built especially to run Drupal, but it does have one peculiarity. Instead of installing core Drupal, which is what you download from the drupal.org site, it installs Acquia's own version of Drupal. And you can tell the difference because up here, it says Acquia Drupal. So our next step is to install core Drupal into DAMP. Here's how you do it. The first place to go is drupal.org, where you can download core Drupal.

The specific page is drupal.org/project/drupal. You then scroll down and take a look at this Downloads area. Now, I'm making this video before the official release of 7, so I am going to download the one that's here under Other releases. Once it has been released, you'll see 7 up here under Recommended releases. In any case, you should use the most recent released version. I would then click the Download link. I have already actually downloaded the file and uncompressed it. If you have any problems doing that, see Garrick Chow's videos about computer literacy, which are also available on lynda.com.

When I go to my Desktop, I see the folder right there. This is the Drupal software. It still has its original name, so I am going to change that to the name of my site. Throughout this course we'll be building a site for a fictional Olive Oil Company, called Two Trees Olive Oil, so I call it 2trees. Then we go back to the Acquia Stack, go to Settings, and then click Sites. Incidentally there's another way you can get to this, and I usually do it this other way, which is by going to this little dropdown menu and clicking More; that takes you directly to the sites window.

We then click Import. If you were to click New, you would create a new Acquia Drupal site, and we want it to be core Drupal. So I click Import, find the folder that I just uncompressed, select it, and click OK. Then I create a new database. I am going to call that 2trees, and for consistency, the server will be 2trees. You can't leave it as localhost because that's the name that went with the original site that we installed. Then we click Import. The process only takes a moment, and it launches a screen in your browser which starts the installation process on Drupal's side.

Incidentally, the Acquia Stack will support both of those sites, the one that you installed when you first put in the stack, and this one, and any others that you add. In order to switch back and forth among them, simply click the one you want and click Go To, and that'll take you to your site. Now, Drupal isn't completely installed yet. We still have to go through its own installation process, but don't worry. It's quick and easy. Now I just want to mention about the differences between core and Acquia Drupal. Personally I like Acquia Drupal a lot, and frankly I usually use it as a base for all of the sites that I build. But it is less common than core Drupal.

It has a lot of extra pieces and a few complications, and those are outside the purview of this course. If you're asked to work on a Drupal site that's someone else has set up, chances are it will have been created in core Drupal, not Acquia Drupal. With that in mind, the rest of this course assumes that you're running core Drupal.

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  1. 10m 29s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. Getting a Drupal site up fast
      4m 37s
    3. Using the exercise files
      4m 56s
  2. 35m 18s
    1. Managing content with Drupal
      6m 0s
    2. Comparing Drupal with other content management systems
      6m 24s
    3. Deciding whether to use Drupal
      5m 4s
    4. Looking at Drupal-built sites
      3m 20s
    5. Exploring the Drupal universe
      7m 7s
    6. Getting help with Drupal issues
      7m 23s
  3. 22m 18s
    1. Checking Drupal's requirements
      4m 34s
    2. Investigating Drupal's inner workings
      2m 54s
    3. Learning Drupal's basic workflow
      5m 24s
    4. Understanding key terms in Drupal
      4m 39s
    5. Touring Drupal's interface
      4m 47s
  4. 11m 19s
    1. Installing Acquia Dev Desktop
      3m 19s
    2. Importing core Drupal into DAMP
      3m 3s
    3. Running Drupal's installer on top of DAMP
      4m 57s
  5. 23m 20s
    1. Uploading Drupal with SFTP
      4m 56s
    2. Uploading Drupal with SSH
      7m 42s
    3. Creating Drupal's MySQL database
      3m 32s
    4. Running Drupal's installer
      3m 45s
    5. Installing Drupal using Acquia's Debian/Ubuntu package
      3m 25s
  6. 22m 14s
    1. Using the toolbar
      5m 31s
    2. Using the shortcut bar
      6m 4s
    3. Touring the administrative controls
      4m 48s
    4. Customizing the Dashboard
      3m 47s
    5. Differentiating administrator and visitor views
      2m 4s
  7. 22m 33s
    1. Understanding nodes
      2m 6s
    2. Creating basic content
      7m 48s
    3. Changing site information, graphics, and interface
      5m 27s
    4. Giving visitors a way to contact you
      7m 12s
  8. 51m 24s
    1. Creating content summaries
      5m 53s
    2. Revising content
      4m 29s
    3. Categorizing content with tags
      4m 28s
    4. Going further with content categories
      7m 23s
    5. Publishing content via RSS
      6m 52s
    6. Using text formats to prevent content damage
      9m 16s
    7. Setting the comment policy
      7m 45s
    8. Managing comments
      5m 18s
  9. 33m 52s
    1. Adding blogs
      5m 13s
    2. Adding discussion groups
      9m 52s
    3. Adding polls
      6m 29s
    4. Subscribing to RSS feeds
      7m 25s
    5. Categorizing RSS feeds
      4m 53s
  10. 37m 33s
    1. Creating new content types
      4m 58s
    2. Adding fields to content types
      9m 6s
    3. Exploring field types and options
      8m 22s
    4. Adjusting field display
      4m 38s
    5. Customizing field display by context
      2m 53s
    6. Modifying image styles
      7m 36s
  11. 34m 59s
    1. Defining new user policies
      7m 59s
    2. Creating user accounts
      6m 45s
    3. Setting up user profiles
      5m 19s
    4. Defining user roles
      2m 47s
    5. Controlling access permissions
      6m 0s
    6. Canceling user accounts
      6m 9s
  12. 29m 2s
    1. Understanding Drupal page layout
      4m 34s
    2. Taking advantage of block regions
      4m 43s
    3. Creating and modifying blocks
      5m 41s
    4. Selecting and installing downloaded themes
      7m 35s
    5. Building themes the traditional way
      6m 29s
  13. 15m 54s
    1. Understanding Drupal default menus
      5m 33s
    2. Creating multilevel menus
      3m 46s
    3. Creating easy-to-navigate books
      6m 35s
  14. 23m 54s
    1. Installing and uninstalling modules
      7m 38s
    2. Configuring modules
      4m 48s
    3. Surveying popular modules
      6m 15s
    4. Enabling styled text with a WYSIWYG editor
      5m 13s
  15. 17m 23s
    1. Understanding views
      4m 46s
    2. Creating views
      6m 27s
    3. Modifying views
      6m 10s
  16. 23m 31s
    1. Launching a Drupal site
      7m 39s
    2. Troubleshooting a Drupal installation
      5m 12s
    3. Backing up and restoring a Drupal site
      3m 44s
    4. Updating Drupal
      4m 25s
    5. Deleting Drupal
      2m 31s
  17. 15m 47s
    1. Monitoring performance
      5m 27s
    2. Improving administration skills
      3m 18s
    3. Reviewing security and permissions
      4m 50s
    4. Adopting best practices
      2m 12s
  18. 11m 27s
    1. Programming modules
      6m 2s
    2. Joining the Drupal community
      5m 25s
  19. 1m 20s
    1. Next Steps
      1m 20s

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