The "best of Drupal" curated by Acquia

The intent of Lightning is to provide a lightweight framework for building working solutions in Drupal. Our components are managed as decoupled Lightning Features. If you're looking to build site with Lightning, just add Lightning Features to your project.

Fast & Feature Rich Drupal

A solid Drupal starterkit, Lightning provides reusable features that can be added to any Drupal project. One example of this is Acquia's DF, a robust buildout with its own custom content scenarios that showcase Drupal.

Lightning Documentation

This particular project (the Lightning profile) showcases all Lightning Features working together. If you are interested in building a site of your own "on top of Lightning" you'll want to include Lightning Features as a part of your install profile. Read more about this concept in the docs.

Download Latest Lightning Demo (Dev Build)

In order to stay up to date with Lightning Features Acquia provides a nightly build service of the Lightning distro including demo content.

Quick Install (7.x-dev)

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Development on & Github

We are actively working on this project both on and GitHub. The repository is mirrored at -- Pull Requests are welcome, as are the standard issues with patches.

Development Downloads

In lieu of a normal "dev" download, you should use the Acquia build. Due to packaging issues, we cannot trigger a rebuild of Lightning every time Lightning Features is updated. Use this as the canonical download url for the dev snapsnot:

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