The Drupal WxT distribution is a web content management system which assists in building and maintaining innovative Web sites that are accessible, usable, and interoperable. This distribution is open source software led by the Government of Canada and free for use by departments and external Web communities.

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This install profile directly extends from the Lightning Framework created by Acquia to provide developers with a powerful base toolchain upon which to extend. Due to this strict dependency we also align much of our workflow with the best practice established patterns Acquia has provided.

8.x - Recommended Installation

We highly recommend using Composer to build and maintain your WxT derived project’s codebase.

composer create-project drupalwxt/wxt-project:8.x-dev MYPROJECT --no-interaction

For more information on creating and maintaining your WxT project with
composer, see our WxT Project README.

DrupalVM Installation

If you want to get WxT running on DrupalVM check out this documentation.

You can also download and install WxT from a tarball (links below), but this is no longer the recommended method and will likely be deprecated in the future.

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