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Introduction to Drupal. What is Drupal. Drupal is a free software. It allows us to publish, manage and organize a variety of content on a website. How to Log on to Drupal. http://

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what is drupal
What is Drupal
  • Drupal is a free software. It allows us to publish, manage and organize a variety of content on awebsite.
how to log on to drupal
How to Log on to Drupal
  • To create an account on Drupal just click the link under the User Login area (located in Red) that says “Create new account”. Next, follow the instructions to fill out the required form.

The page shown is the Home Page. The home page will give you a description of CWRS and gives a list of upcoming events.

groups bibliography glossary
Groups, Bibliography, Glossary
  • The Groups are current groups that you can subscribe to. CWRS StaffDepartment of Engineering FacultyKDAG - Capacity Development SubcommitteeKentucky Drinking Water Advisory GroupKentucky Institute for Watershed Management Support Development GroupPleasant Grove Watershed Initiative Working GroupWater and Wastewater Technician Training Working Group WATERS Staff
  • The Bibliography is a reference to already establish works
  • The Glossary on Drupal gives the user “need to know terms” for the site.
once logged into drupal
Once Logged into Drupal
  • Blogs can be used for open discussions.
  • Books include a description of projects that are going on right now, and that are able to be commented on.
  • Contact allows you to report any problems that you have, or allows you to get answers to questions regarding the Drupal site.
  • Content allows you to add polls, agendas, events; it basically allows you to create content on the Drupal site.
  • Conferences allows you to view upcoming conference events.
  • Forum includes general discussion and Q & A.

Your Account Name

more options
More Options

Your Account Name

  • You can subscribe to the mailing list.
  • My unread is where you can check post within your groups.
  • Polls is where you can vote on ideas by other members or if you chose to add a poll in create content you can take a poll of the other users.
  • Recent Posts is where you can see other users content that has been recently added.
  • There is a search if you are looking for a specific topic.
  • My account lets you update your information and look at your recent history.
  • You can view the user list to view all other users.
On the right hand side of the home page you can see who is new to the Drupal site and what users are now online as well as the current weather.
changing your account settings
Changing Your Account Settings
  • Choose My Account.
  • Click on the edit tab.
  • Underneath the edit tab you can edit your password, theme, time zone, etc.

Your Name

creating and editing your new content
Creating and Editing Your New Content
  • At the top of your personal menu, you'll find a link called "createcontent".
  • Under create content there are a list of contents that can be edited.
  • Choose content (poll, book page, blog entry, etc.) in blue.
  • This will bring up a form to fill out in order to create your new information.
  • In order to edit information, you must be on the page you wish to edit, and it must contain an edit tab. These tabs are usually on pages that you have enter information on. This will allow you to edit or delete your own work.
beyond the basics
Beyond the Basics
  • For any questions you can look through the Drupal handbook at, choose End User Guide under installations and configurations or just refer to