Download the Drupal codebase

You will find the latest version of Drupal at There is a big green button get started with Drupal, providing you with some easy-to-use links to get started. There is also a link directly to Drupal core on the site's front page. (See figure A1.1)

Figure A1.1: You can download Drupal from The “Get started with Drupal” button is a good start.

Installing Drupal

You install Drupal by the following steps:

  1. Dowload Drupal and put it on a server.
  2. Make two adjustments to Drupal's file system (or make sure that Drupal can do them for you).
  3. Provide Drupal with the login information for your database.
  4. Set a few basic settings for your site, such as information for the first user account.

These steps are described in more detail below.

Technical requirements for installing Drupal

Drupal is written in PHP and uses a database to store much of the information being handled on your site. The most common platform for running Drupal is a so-called LAMP stack – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP – but Drupal will run on any platform that can run PHP and has a database usable by Drupal. You can, for example, run Drupal on Windows or Mac platforms.

Installing Drupal

The initial version of this section of the Community Documentation came from the book Drupal 7: The Essentials, courtesy of NodeOne and Johan Falk.

Appendix 1: Installation, code base management and themes

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Modules and applications

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