How to configure your site in Drupal

Drupal series

5. How to configure your site in Drupal

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to Drupal

1) Click the Administer link

Now let’s learn how to configure our site

2) Then click Site configuration

3) Click the Administration theme link

This is the Site Configuration page where we can modify many aspects of our Drupal site

4) Click here to show the theme dropdown menu and seletct a new theme

This is the theme page where we can change the look of our Drupal Administration area

5) Click Save configuration

As you can see, our theme has changed to the bluemarine theme

6) Let’s change back to the default theme

That’s it!  Our theme has been changed back to the default

7) Next, click the Clean URLs link

If this option is enabled, the URL’s created by Drupal will be “clean” which will make them more efficient for search engine indexing.  To enable Clean URLs, click here

8) Click the Date and time link

This is the Date and Time area, where we can configure how the dates and times are displayed

9) Click the Error reporting link

On this page we can customize the error report pages

10) Click the Site information link

This is the Site Information page where we can set a name and slogan for our Drupal site

11) Enter a Name for the site here

12) Then enter your Email address

13) You can optionally enter a Slogan here

14) When finished, click Save configuration

That’s it!  Our information has been changed and you can see our new site name here

This is the end of the tutorial.  You now know how to configure your site in Drupal