Last updated June 26, 2015.

Drupal is built and maintained by a community of thousands of volunteers from around the world. Here are some of the tools that we use to keep in touch with each other:

Advice and Support

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If you're looking for help:

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  • Giving advice is the quickest way you can get involved right from the start. It can help develop your Drupal skills and elevate your profile in the community.
  • Good support takes a lot of patience. Keep in mind the person on the other end is reaching out for help, and there may be a lot they don't understand yet.
  • Please read more guidelines and practical advice about how to Give effective user support.

News and Discussion

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  • The Drupal community is very active on IRC. Learn to use Drupal's IRC channels.
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Building and Fixing Drupal

There will always be more problems than there are people to fix them, so any help that you can provide to others is more than welcome. Rather than merely asking for change, do what you can to enact change for yourself.

  • Have you found a bug, a mistake in the documentation, or a significant missing feature? Learn how to report a problem with Drupal.
  • The enormous task of building all of Drupal's components - the core, modules, themes, translations, install profiles, and documentation - is coordinated via the issue queues.
  • There are also specific mailing lists devoted to development, theming and design, documentation, translation, site management, and infrastructure (server hardware and configuration).

Drupal in Your Language

Drupal is used by dozens of different language communities. The language-specific communities page contains links to translation projects, language-specific support forums and documentation, directories of country-specific Drupal sites and professionals, and so on.

You can find local communities also at:

For more Drupal language-specific resources, see: Translation, multilanguage content and internationalization.

Comments

rogerwebb1943@sky.com’s picture

Reviewing Drupal 8

Dear Drupal

I have two bites of the cherry when it comes to Drupal:
1. I run, as a hobby, my site New2Business.com built on Drupal. This is the last remaining of four such sites built over a seven year period.
2. New2Business helps new entrepreneurs to build an on-line business and suggests CMSs amongst other approaches. It has 5-8,000 hits per day according to 1and1.
As part of the latter I have started reviewing Drupal 8.
In doing this, my first impressions are perhaps of value to you.
1. There is a danger that technical progress outlined in D8 puts it outside the capability of my target audience. Perhaps you will need D8lite.
2. You provide no reassuring material regarding the upgrade from D6 or D7 and that puts off newcomers who are scared – as am I – that they will need to build a D8 site from scratch. (New2business.com, a fairly average sort of site, has 320 pages and hundreds of blogs.)
3. The maintenance load of a Drupal site is heavy -either you updating the core or the module people. Perhaps ‘updates’ need to be managed to limit this ‘dead’ workload from users. The maintenance load and often poor documentation is a ‘downside’ of opensource.
4. ‘It’s ready when it’s ready’ implies lack of sympathy for users under direct commercial or societal pressure.
It sounds like a bit of a moan from a bit of a moaner, but I am a committed fan, just trying to help.

Roger Webb

gssubhav’s picture

Hi,

I have admin access, getting below error when i try to login to drupal site http://myflexdrupalaexbevzp9h.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/

Error : "Sorry, unrecognized username or password. Have you forgotten your password?"

Please help on this.

Regards
Uma

JeromePas’s picture

Hi, i've got the same problem than @Login issue
Is someone can help me please?

ruthira2010’s picture

Hi there,

Recently I have taken over the responsibility to manage a Non Governmental Organization web site. I have identified many functionality issues in the website. Surprisingly, there is 369 pages of people details have been registered in the site. And also, it has been designed in Drupal 7.1 never been uddated anything and they have been editing contents only.

When I trying to update the available updates error messeages are appear. For example, I have tried to blocked all anonymous users at once after that front page was missing and needed long time to recover it.

I have been requested to add menu, buttons, galleries and so on. If you provide me best practice method it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Rudy

sagarrai’s picture

i am new to drupal
plz help