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Drupal is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) for a variety of platforms. It has a robust user community and easy-to-use administration features. Drupal Essential Training covers all the important aspects of installing, configuring, customizing, and maintaining a Drupal-powered website. Instructor Tom Geller explores blogs, discussion forums, member profiles, and other features while demonstrating the steps required to make Drupal perform. He also teaches fundamental concepts and skills along the way, including installation, backups, and updates; security and permissions; flexible page layouts and CSS; menu navigation; and performance monitoring and disaster recovery. He also discusses how to select and install the community-supported modules that further expand Drupal's capabilities, and gives experienced PHP programmers tips on customizing page templates. Example files accompany the course.
It's easy to get Drupal off your computer for any reason. For example, if your Drupal installation sensitive data that you need to destroy. You just need to remove data in two places, the Drupal file system and Drupal's database. First the file system, that's easy enough to get rid of. Since all the files that Drupal uses are contained within the Drupal folder itself. Just move that or throw it away and it's gone. I'll show you how to do that on our installation. First, we go to the finder and hide everything else and here we see the Drupal folder, inside it or all of its files.
To get rid of it on Mac, we'll just grab it and drag it to the Trash. And on a Windows machine, we would highlight it, right click, and select Delete. Then when we empty the Trash, it's gone. However, the database's content is actually still on the computer in a separate database file. For complete security, you'll need to get rid of that. In SQL jargon to delete a database, you drop it. We'll do so through phpMyAdmin. To get to phpMyAdmin you switch to MAMP or if you are on Windows, WAMP. You then click Open Start Page and click on the phpMyAdmin link; from there, go to Databases and select the database you use for Drupal.
Ours is named Drupal; then just click on Drop and you'll get a warning because remember you are going to destroy all of the data in that database. That's what we want to do, so we'll click OK. Now your Drupal site is completely gone. If you want to remove all traces of it from ever having been on your computer, you would also need to undo changes you made in the file system in order to make Drupal run the way you want it. For example, you might have needed to change some of Apache's files, in order to make clean URL's work. But honestly leaving in such changes generally won't cause problems for others or give away any secret content. The password to your database was stored in the Drupal folder, so it's already gone. As is the database and all of your site's content itself.
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