How to Make a Website with Drupal

Drupal is the third most popular content management system to build websites after WordPress and Joomla. It is flexible, reliable, and can be easily adapted to construct any type of websites from simple blogs to large e-commerce stores.

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Download the latest version of Drupal from their official website. Having a second browser will enable you to view how the site looks when changes are made. Register and create a login ID.

Set up FTP. It can help in uploading files quicker and speed up the editing.

On logging in you are directed to your homepage. Configure and create an attractive name for the website, slogan, and your primary email address. Save. View the site from your second browser.

Choose a site layout and a new theme from the Drupal themes page. Go to appearance and click on “install new themes”. Once done, you will get a message “installation successful”.

You will find a “link Enable newly added themes”. When you click, you go back to the Appearance page. Scroll mouse to DISABLED THEMES and change to enable your new themes. Once installed, click on the check manually button for updates. You may choose a different theme for the administration pages.

Drupal offers three elements- Book Page contains links and related entries. Basic Page for static pages like About Us and Contact Us. The third element Article is where you update information with news articles and blog posts. Make “Our Services” page for details of your products and services. Give links to all the pages. Create a link to the social media platforms.

Once completed, check the site on the second browser for all functionalities. You are now ready to go live.

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