Last updated April 22, 2015.

What is Internet Relay Chat (IRC)?

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Using IRC

The fastest and simplest way to access freenode irc is via If you are connecting through an app, it's on

To learn more about how to actually get connected to IRC, here is a link with useful information on finding a good client and connecting to IRC at You can also watch this video, Using IRC (Internet Relay Chat), which explains what IRC is, how to connect, and some basic usage and protocols. The intention of this book page is to help you understand how to interact with other users once you get connected to IRC.

There are a few simple IRC commands that should you should familiarize yourself to navigate various IRC channels. To join one of the groups listed on the previous page, type /join #group where #group is the name of the group you want to participate in. To disconnect from the server, use /quit.

Register your nick with freenode

When you log into IRC you're going to want to register your name with NickServ so no one else can use your nick, and others can gain familiarity with you by you using the same nick. Learn how to register your nick at

As a courtesy to the Druplicon (see below) and other members of the chat room, please do not include "Drupal" or any variation of it in your IRC nickname.

Use the same IRC nick that you use with

Most people use their Drupal user name as their nick in IRC. If that name is already taken on freenode, then append a dash or numerals to the name. Most IRC clients will automatically append an underscore to your nick upon joining if that name is already taken. Having a familiar nick allows for consistency between IRC and your Drupal persona.

If you are using a different name on IRC than on, you may wish to use an IRC cloak. Information on obtaining one is here:

Recommended IRC clients

Below are a couple of recommended IRC clients.

  • Webchat: An online IRC client that requires no local software installed
  • Hexchat: An open source clone of Xchat which is completely free and cross platform
  • LimeChat: An open source cOS X IRC cllient which is completely free and cross platform
  • irssi: A terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems
  • ChatZilla: A clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.
  • Pidgin: IM all your friends in one place. Connect to AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, and Zephyr all at once.


tstruble’s picture

locked out of admin. used the same password as always but it failed today. requested a new password, how soon do i get help on that?

nourheine’s picture

hi everybody,
I'm trying to install the "View" module and it won't work. I'm getting this error:
7.x-3.10 Create customized lists and queries from your database.
Requires: Ctools (missing)
Required by: Views UI (disabled)
Views UI
7.x-3.10 Administrative interface to views. Without this module, you cannot create or edit your views.
Requires: Views (disabled), Ctools (missing)
How do I fix it?
i tried to add ctools in modules but the error persist .
thanks for helping me

waqariz’s picture

you should also have to enable "Views UI" module listed below to "views". After it enable "ctools" module. just feel free to work :)

WaQaR Ali

JasonStrick’s picture


I'm want to suggest to my client to use Drupal for their CMS solution which will run their blog. They will need the eCommerce site to be in 3 languages. 1st phase will be Chinese, Traditional and English. Then we'll add Chinese, Simplified. All of which is available with Drupal.

Currently they use the Wordpress platform for their blog; they were told you could 'search' in traditional Chinese. It turns out you can't.

My question is though Drupal has multi language can you 'search' in those languages?

All help is appreciated.


RajeevChoudhary’s picture


Please go thorugh below link, It would be more helpful to you.

This module will help you. I have used it works for me.


Sr Developer @ Icreon Tech

Bucklash’s picture

Being absolutely ignorant on all things IRC, and knowing it wouldn't be easy, I thought others might benefit from my hours of confusion.
This was my process (I have an iMac OSX v10.10)

Download an IRC client

I chose Colloquy
I did this because it mentions it in the link written near the beginning of article above (
(An example of how things can get a bit weird: The Pidgin IRC client for example recommends you download Adium instead, obviously, Pidgin is more suitable to hardcore programmers rather than the Joe Blog type person)

Connect to Freenode

After download of Colloquy is complete, open it.
Enter username followed by Chat Server:
(my username, Bucklash, defaulted to Bucklash_)


On my IRC (colloquy) there is a button labelled "info"
Clicking this led me to an option to enter details:
Username: Bucklash (not Bucklash_ for reasons I do not understand)
Server password: **********

Nickname: Bucklash (not Bucklash_ for reasons I do not understand)
Password: ***********
Alt Nicknames: (I think this is an alias maybe)
Real name: [The name my computer knows me as] (this defaulted here, I did not enter it)

Hope this helps someone

Take it Easy


A baby in the Drupal world, feed me!!

pj4ever’s picture

I am new to Drupal. Got several issues. Permission denied. How to create a libraries directory in site/all? it the blocked my work. I can't continue.

waqariz’s picture

You should have to select the "sites" folder and change its permission.

WaQaR Ali

Martin Kandole’s picture

If your problem is not sorted out, try to download the latest version of drupal, it has the libraries directory

Martin Kandole’s picture

Hi People

Am a new beginner in drupal, i have problems in customizing default images that comes with themes, i want to put an image for the site am trying to build, but i don't know how to do it, please help
Am try to customize marinelli theme check it out

waqariz’s picture

In your active theme create a new folder and paste all the images you want to use. Now to access them use the path sites/all/themes/marinelli/your-folder-name-/pic-name-with-extention

WaQaR Ali