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Installing Drupal Themes and Configuring Blocks

In this finial installment of my blog series on creating a website, I will be covering installing Drupal themes and configuring blocks. My goal is to jsut give you a very basic understand of how the two work and how to use them. There is a great number of things that you can do with the combination to create a website that works for you but here's the basics.

 

Themes - Themes in Drupal control the display of the content and the layout of each page. It does this by breaking the layout into regions that you can then add blocks or content to.

 

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Installing Additional Modules and Scripts

In the eighth installment on my blog series on how to create a website, I will be covering installing additional modules and scripts that will be needed to add function to your website. In the last installment I focused on just the basic core modules that came with the Drupal installation and how to enable and where to go to configure the modules. Now that you have all that the basic installation has to give it's time to go out and find some additional functions to add to your site.

 

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Installing Drupal CMS

In part six of my blog series on creating a website, I will be covering installing Drupal CMS.  

 

So you have your domain, your host and you've decided on your CMS, so the next step is to install the scripts on your host server. If you decided to go with a all in one like Square Space you don't really have to worry about this, In fact you can just add content and be on your way. However if you decided to go your own, you have some work ahead of you and what the geek in me would call some fun. There is just something really rewarding about doing it all on your own. 

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CMS or Content Management System

In the fifth Installment of my blog series on building a web site, I will be cover CMS or Content Management Systems.

 

CMS or Content Management System is the base for a majority of websites on the internet today and is a group of scripts and applications that run on the websites server. Just as the name implies it manages content on the site and allows the user easily to add, edit, upload and control content and how it is displayed. Think of it as the operating system of the website. Much like the OS on your computer the CMS controls the interface with your website.

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Knowing Your Code

In this installment of my blog on building a web site, knowing your code, I give basic description of some of the code and programing languages used in building a web site. I hope to also give a very basic understanding of what the code does. There is a lot of documentation on the web if you would like to learn more.

 

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