Perhaps one of most frightening things for novice Drupal adminsitrators is finding out they forgot to set the site back to Online before logging out. In panic, they scream, "How can I get my site back Onine?! I can't even log in!!!!"
When the site is set to Off-line, there is no login at www.mysite.com, as there usually is. This is to prevent your sites users from logging in as maintenance is done. So let's quickly show how to log in.
This tutorial will show you how to install a module in order to add new functionality to your Drupal site. Modules are user contributed add-ons for Drupal which allow you to extend Drupal’s core functionality. Let's get started!
Views is, without question, the most important Drupal module that is not in the core. It allows you to use a graphical interface to sort and organize all your nodes. It a powerful but also complex module and it can take a lot of time to learn all its features. This tutorial will only help you get your feet wet.
This particular tutorial was inspired by a site member who had the contact details of many employees stored as nodes. They wanted to make an alphabetical directory of all the staff members.
This tutorial will show you how to move a WordPress site from one folder to another.
In our example we're going to move the WP site from a folder called /blog/ and place it in the root of our site. That means that instead of accessing the site from http://example.com/blog/ we can now go directly to http://example.com.
One of our students was having problems finding why some images were visible on her site and others weren't. There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this problem, but here is one way to start closing in on the answer.
Then, with Firefox open, search Google for "webdeveloper toolbar".
Click "Add to Firefox" and you'll be able install the Web Developer toolbar. It will look like the image below.
Troubleshooting Your Site
The image above is a sample Drupal node. It is meant to have two images but one is missing. Here's how we'd start to look for the error:
Click "Images" and then "Find Broken Images". You'll see a result like the one below:
In this case the problem is obvious - I've written http://drul.org instead of http://drupal.org. However if your problem is more difficult, this technique will still tell you where Drupal is looking for the file and hopefully it will give you enough hints to fix the problem.
This tutorial will show you how to move your Drupal site from one server to another. This example uses two live servers, however the same principles also apply for moving to or from a local server.
Your Drupal Site
I'm going to move a straight-forward Drupal install to a new location. Each Drupal site has two halves - the files and the database. We're going to move one and then the other. Finally we'll make sure they can talk to each other.
Download the Files to Your Desktop
Step 1 is to download all of your Drupal site's files to your desktop.
Upload the Files to Your New Server
Step 2 is to upload them all your new server.
Export Your Old Database
For accesing the Drupal database I'm using phpMyAdmin which is commonly used by hosting companies and localhost setps. Find your site's database and click on "Export".
You'll need to export your database as SQL. I've chosen to also compress it using Gzip so that the process is a little quicker. Finally click Go.
Import to the New Database
I'm also using phpMyAdmin at the new site. Click "Import".
Choose the file that you just exported and click "Go" to import it into the new database.
Check to make sure that all the tables have imported sucessfully.
Finally we need to make sure that our files and database can talk to each other.
Login to your site's files and go to /sites/default/ and open settings.php. There are two things you'll need to change.
On line 92, chang the $db_url line to reflect the new database name, username and password.
On line 125, change $base_url to reflect the location of your new site.
That's it. Visit your Drupal site in it's new location and it should be live.