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Hi,
I have downloaded Drupal but i have some questions.

1. I have read the installation but didn't get it. I need help to install it. I run WIN XP with WAMP server.
2. Can i use it in my local compuer with WAMP for test purposes. I just need to know a bit.

Thanks

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Last Post by sikka_varun
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Hi...
Its pretty simple... You should have read install.php carefully..
Anyways..
1) In the drupal folder, there is a site folder and in there you have a default folder..
Just rename the drupal/sites/default/default.settings.php file to -> /drupal/sites/default/settings.php

2) Edit the above settings.php file and edit the database url variable $db_url in it..
For mysql, in wamp your hostname is localhost, username is root and password i suppose is empty..
So the above string value will be:
$db_url = 'mysql://root:@localhost/drupal';
where drupal is the database name..

3) now open http://localhost/phpmyadmin and create a database named drupal

4) Now just run the installation script:
http://localhost/<drupal folder name>/install.php

5) Just follow the screen instructions..


And yes ofcourse, we can use wamp for test purposes for drupal..
no issues..
all the best with drupal..

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Hi..
i think the above $db_url had a smiley in between....
this was due to some smiley shortcut...
the db_url will be ... $db_url = 'mysql://root<colon>localhost/drupal';

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Oops.. im extremely sorry the url will be $db_url = 'mysql://root<colon><at the rate symbol>localhost/drupal';

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Hi guys,

I have installed it successfully with a problem but i think it shouldn't be a problem because: i use it in my desktop only. Am i right?

Thanks

warning: mail() [function.mail]: Failed to connect to mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP" and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set() in C:\wamp\www\ssl\drupal-6.8\includes\mail.inc on line 193.
Unable to send e-mail. Please contact the site admin, if the problem persists.

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Hi...
yes its absolutely fine...
This problem is because your system is not configured as smtp (the email sending port)... so php is not able to send mail... thats y this error occurred... otherwise its absolutely fine...
all the best with your drupal...

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What do we use drupal for? Do we create web pages or something else? When i do changes, it only changes the current preview of my account. Is there any way how to create a web page example? Simple one to learn. I heart that if a person is not good in designing, the drupal can be used to create a webpage. Is it right?
Thanks guys

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Hi...
Yes you can.... preferably check its documentation for all its features.... But otherwise... on a quick note..
-> go to create content -> and create pages
-> in the administer section -> use site building to build your site and content management to attach to the pages created above...

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