Accessing the Drupal Site

To access the Drupal site, open your browser and navigate to the value that you set for the $base_url. If you've done everything correctly, you'll see the screen shown in Figure 1-1.

Navigation

Welcome to your new Drupal-powered website. This message will guide you through your first steps with Drupalj and will disappear once you have posted your first piece of content.

Navigation

Welcome to your new Drupal-powered website. This message will guide you through your first steps with Drupalj and will disappear once you have posted your first piece of content.

User login

The first thing you will need to do is create the first account. This account will have full administration rights and will allow you to configure your website. Once logged in, you can visit the administration section and set up your site's configuration.

Username:

Drupal comes with various modules, each of which contains a specific piece of functionality. You should visit the module list and enable those modules which suit your website's needs.

Password:

Themes handle the presentation of your website. You can use one of the existing themes, modify them or create your own from scratch.

Log in

We suggest you look around the administration section and explore the various options Drupal offers you. For more Information, you can refer to the Drupal handbooks online.

* Create new account

• Request new password

Figure 1-1. Drupal, freshly installed

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