wiki:faq/drupal/install

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How do I make my site a Drupal site?

If you already have an existing site setup at May First/People Link, you should create a new hosting order for your Drupal installation. Then, you can more easily migrate your existing site to your new Drupal site.

If you are starting from scratch, you can enable Drupal by following these directions:

  • Run the command:
    mf-drupalize
    

You will be prompted to create a database and database user (be sure to record the names of the database, database user, and database password).

When you are done you will be prompted to open a web browser to complete the installation.

How to I remove a Drupal installation?

We do not have an automated way to remove a Drupal installation.

You can do it manually by following these steps.

  • Change into your web directory
  • Remove the following files and directories:
    .htaccess
    cron.drupal.php
    cron.php
    includes
    index.drupal.php
    index.php
    install.drupal.php
    install.php
    misc
    modules
    profiles
    scripts
    sites
    themes
    update.drupal.php
    update.php
    xmlrpc.drupal.php
    xmlrpc.php
    
    • Please post a ticket to have your database dropped for you.

Notes for MFPL administrators

You can no longer run mf-drupalize as the root user.

Instead, first create the database by running mf-mysql-create (as root). Then:

su <user-that-owns-web-site-to-be-created> -
mf-drupalize

Press n when prompted to create the database.