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Drupal and Drush Presentation

Drupal is a popular Content Management System (CMS) used to create and maintain websites.  It has modular themes and functionality, and for those who cannot find what they are looking for, or are just hell-bent on recreating the wheel, it can be customized extensively via PHP programming.

Out of the box, Drupal is great for setting up and maintaining one web site.  If, however, you need to manage multiple Drupal sites, you should learn about DRUSH.

Drush stands for "drupal shell", and it is a command-line interface that allows you to do just about anything you might want to with Drupal, but from a command line.

Drush is extremely powerful.

In this presentation, we will go over installing drush on an Ubuntu Linux server, and then using drush to update itself via a drush command.

We will then use drush to install the latest version of drupal, download and enable a theme and modules, and check for updates.  We will also use drush to create a backup of the entire site.

In short, we will cover the basics of using drush to implement and manage a Drupal website.  We will only be covering the tip of the ice-berg with drush - but everyone attending should come away with enough information to use it, and push farther on their own.


(If you have missed a presentation, and would really like to have us do it again - let us know - if we can host it again - we will.)


As always, we will be putting this presentation on for free; but, we request donations from those who can donate.  We suggest between $2 and $20.  Thank you for helping support the space.

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  • Kenneth R. Walling Jr., C.

    I enjoyed presenting. The bugs in the demo sucked - but furthered my own knowledge regarding Apache2 virtual host configuration files. :) I'm glad folks got something out of all of it.

    March 21, 2013

  • Kenneth R. Walling Jr., C.

    Sorry to have to put this off until the 20th (next weds.) - I ran into some theming issues with a customer project - and I'm still up working on this at 5:32 AM... and probably will be working on it until I collapse. Such is the life of a Metajunkie. I hope everyone can still make it next Weds.

    March 13, 2013

  • Lorne

    Timely, I was just looking into Drupal.

    1 · March 8, 2013

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