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I want a quick link to start learning about Drupal in Windows Vista OS and how to install and create account in Drupal. I want to learn how to develop web pages and how to add the content to pages and how to see the content of pages and story books and i want some user guide to learn drupal with in 2 weeks

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Follow the same procedure of windows xp and click on download software in the drupal web page it may take several minutes...Drupal CMS got an Ecommerce solution made by professionals DemoDownload and free software which is open to all.After installing the pre-built Ecommerce CMS package you immediately get a running ecommerce website with a neat design, a shopping cart, multiple CMS modules and a set of sample products. You can focus on sales instead of making these parts work together.
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Drupal included into the package is a true content-management solution with tons of extensions and add-on modules: blogs, forums, newsletters, comments, WYSIWYG, Google Analytics, AddThis, and more!
All parts of the Ecommerce CMS package are available free of charge. LiteCommerce v3 is distributed under the terms of Open Software License (OSL). Drupal, Drupal themes and extension modules are distributed under the terms of General Public License.
Be familiar with php and my sql before being used to it..by having some knowledge of html and css you can create ur own style of pages..

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Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual, a community of users, or an enterprise to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

How to instal.
Step 1: Download the installation file from Drupal.org by choosing the latest stable version and clicking on the Download link next to the package.

Step 2: Upload it in public_html folder of your account. You can do that through an FTP client like FileZilla or via cPanel -> File Manager -> Upload file(s). This way, after the installation is completed, the script will appear once your write something like http://yourdomainname.com in your web browser. Or you can create a subfolder there and upload the file in it. The Drupal installation will be available at: http://yourdomainname.com/subfolder.

Step 3: Once you are in the File Manager, please navigate to the uploaded file and extract it by clicking on the Extract link. It will create a subfolder: drupal-x.x.x., where instead of x.x.x. is the current version. So you can move the files one level up in the desired directory. The other option is to extract the file in your computer and then to upload the content in the desired folder via FTP.

Step 4: Once the files are extracted in the desired folder, you should create a MySQL database for Drupal. You can do that from cPanel -> MySQL Databases. There you should create a database and add a user to it - click here to learn how to create a MySQL database and user.

Step 5: Navigate to the URL of your Drupal site and run the install.php file (for example http://yourdomainname.com/install.php)

Step 6: Pick the default language for the Drupal web site.

Step 7: Copy the /public_html/drupal_installation_folder/sites/default/default.settings.php file to /public_html/drupal_installation_folder/sites/default/settings.php. This can be done through cPanel -> File Manager. Also through the same tool you can grant write permissions to the settings.php file.

Step 8: Enter the database details for the database which you have created in Step 4. Click on the "Save configuration" button to continue.

Step 9: The installation procedure is finished. You will see the following screen:

Step 10: Well done! The installation is completed and you can proceed to your web site.

How to Add/Edit Content in Drupal

Once you have logged in, you will see some new web links in the left navigation. You can add new information to your pages by clicking on "create content" and then selecting the type of content you want:
# Page: if you want to do a static page, such as ‘about us’, select this option
# Story: story is the best option for adding less static content, and content that you might want comments on, either now or later. Once your static pages are up, this is probably the content type you will use the most

www.drupal.org is the best site for learning about drupal

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