The beginning

Posted under: 

This is the first post in a series dedicated to documenting the process of building a Drupal 7 blog. The topics will range from CSS and theme choices to module selection and configuration. Fair warning: I'm more than a bit of a geek and these topics tend to bring out the worst in me. I may use obscure CSS references and humor only socially challenged web developers understand. Feel free to ignore anything irrelevant and ask me to clarify anything important. I hope you find this interesting.

Starting point

  • Drupal 7 has been installed and I've cleared out most of the clutter left over from the original Drupal 6 site. I still have the original content, but I have removed virtually all of the configuration related to the display and organization of that site.
  • I've created an administrative role, and assigned myself to it. Drupal 6 required some aspects of site administration to be handled by the #1 user account,but Drupal 7 allows all admin tasks to be delegated top other users. Now I can work from my own user account, and leave the #1 account alone.
  • I've installed the Drupal Bootstrap theme. I will be building this site using a child theme of Bootstrap. As I did here, I tend to turn on my development theme immediately, I find the default Drupal themes too distracting to use for building a site. I want to start from a clean slate.
  • I don't yet have any of the conveniences like a WYSIWYG editor in place. Those will come soon.

Next Steps?

My next steps will be putting in place the basic building blocks I will use to build this site. Some basic module selections. Decisions on content types and taxonomies. Nothing terribly exciting will visually change, but the ground work will be started for some significant changes to come later.

Add comment


Hey there owner of Great site. I think you should be little more strict with the comments.

My developer is trying to persuade me to move tto .net from PHP.

I hae always disliked thhe idea because of the costs. But he's tryiong
none the less. I've been using WordPress on numeros websites for aout
a year aand amm anxious about switching to another
platform. I have heard excellent things about
Is there a way I can import alll my wordpress posys
into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

Also visijt my weblog; <a href=" hotel marketing</a>

Hi I am so happy I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Digg for something else, Regardless I am here now
and would just like to say thanks a lot for a remarkable post and
a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to go
through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot
more, Please do keep up the great work.

Also visit my blog ... <a href="">AC Repair Simi Valley</a>