Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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We can download a copy of Drupal from the download page on the Drupal website
http://drupal.org/download ; this page is for the Drupal project (there are other
downloads available from the downloads link on the website's menu); the version
we want to download is one of the 5.x range, (Drupal e-Commerce requires at least
version 5.2) which at the time of writing was 5.4
Once we have downloaded Drupal, we should use an unzipping program (such as
WinZip, Power archiver, or Windows' built-in "compressed folders" system) to unzip
the archive and place it in our development environment's web folder (see Appendix
A for more information).
More technical installation details are available in the INSTALL.txt file
in the folder we have just unzipped.
We now need to create a database, which Drupal will utilize; to do this we need to
visit our phpMyAdmin page within our development environment (see Appendix
A for more information); typically this will be located at http://localhost/
phpmyadmin/ . On the page that loads there is a textbox for creating a new database;
let's call our new database drupalecom and then click Create to create the
Now that we have our database, we can run the Drupal install script; we will need to
have our database username and password to hand (see Appendix A if you used that
method to create a development environment). For most development environment
software such as WAMP and XAMP, the username and password is typically 'root'
with no password.
The Drupal installer can be accessed by visiting the Drupal directory in our
development environment, which is http://localhost/drupal-5.7/ ; when we
visit this page Drupal detects that it has not yet been installed and will take us to the