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Configuring the appropriate modules for a Drupal site

Drupal will need content for us to theme around, but before we can add any content, we should make sure Drupal is finished being set up. This includes enabling any modules our site will require. So let's review which modules need to be enabled and why. So to get to the Modules Administration screen, we actually need to go through the Administer link, and then Modules, which is here on the right column, and we will now be presented with a whole list of modules. Now, remember these are only the standard Drupal modules that come with Drupal 6, nothing new has been added.

So the modules we will need are the ones that revolve around content, so that means the Aggregator module needs to be Enabled, and this will be used for any RSS feeds we would like to consume within the site. The Blog module will be turned on, because the owners of the site wish to have a blog. We will be theming that later. The Comment module should be on, especially when you are using blogs. This will allow visitors of the site to actually comment on the content.

The Menu module should be Enabled as well, because we will actually be using the primary navigation menu that Drupal provides, so this module is needed. I also want you to turn on the Path module, because we want to actually supply custom URLs to all our node types that we will be saving throughout the title. The Search module needs to be on as well, because we are going to have a global search box that will appear at the top header. And the Upload module is the last module that needs to be turned on.

This Upload module allows us to have file attachments on any node, as we will learn later, is how we will actually be uploading photos for the content. So click Save Configuration. And once that's done and we see that there is a success message, we can actually now move on to building the site and its content.

Configuring the appropriate modules for a Drupal site
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Configuring the appropriate modules for a Drupal site provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Chris Charlton as part of the Drupal 6: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

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