Demo Framework with Acquia Dev Desktop

To get started, visit and grab the latest, greatest version of the software. Install it using the provided wizard.

Then open the Dev Desktop Control Panel and start the Acquia Drupal Stack.

Full disclosure, the Demo Framework is a big distribution and requires a memory boost. Open the "Settings..." tab and click on "Config"

Demo Framework also runs best on PHP 5.4+ so switch your default version to PHP 5.4.8

Demo Framework with Apache Ant

To start, copy the file to and configure the values to your specific environment.

Running ant with no targets will ensure that Drush is available, run drush make, and run drush site install. This gets you from 0 to full Demo Framework install in less than 10 minutes, running one command. Pretty cool.

Running ant drush-make will effectively rebuild your docroot using drush make.

Using as a project demo

Evaluate Drupal projects online

Target audience: Drupal project maintainers.

On Drupal project pages you might find a 'Try a demonstration' link to evaluate it. A good project demo is one where you can fiddle with the settings and for this you need to provide admin access in a temporary sandbox. This is where comes in handy by allowing anyone to create a temporary Drupal website with any module, theme or distribution.

Using Demo Framework Scenarios

Demo Framework Scenarios are Features modules that extend the Demo Framework distribution. The idea behind a scenario is that once enabled via DF, it provides a full demo site complete with content, taxonomy, landing pages etc.

DF comes with two of these "out-of-the-box" demos as examples. One can copy (or "fork") a scenario, changing it to make a unique demo for their own purposes.

Media & Entertainment Demo (dfs_med)

Media vertical specific scenario focused on brands, series and episodes.

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