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Module Dependencies

Module dependenciesModularity provides flexibility but complexity when you aren't used to it.

As stated before, modules are pieces of code that enable Drupal, you, and/or your site visitors to do something in Drupal. Alone, a module can't do much. They work together. They have dependencies.

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What makes up Drupal?

Storage, Code, ThemeNow that we know Drupal is a content management system that is often hosted on a LAMP server environment. Let's open up Drupal and see what's inside.

Even if you aren't going to do any coding, you still need to understand some basics about how Drupal works so that you can take advantage of thousands of add-on features that are available.

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Drupal's Server Environment

Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHPKeeping in line with open source, Drupal runs well on LAMP. LAMP stands for

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What is Drupal?

Drupal is an open source content management system. It is used to build

  • dynamically generated web sites
  • web applications
  • document repositories
  • e-commerce sites
  • and more.

Drupal (its code and its database) runs on a web server environment. Before you try to install Drupal, you need to know what it needs to run.

Let's look at a typical web server environment.

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Introduction to Drupal for Builders - How Drupal Works

Description: In this short tutorial, you will be introduced to some basic concepts you need to understand before diving into Drupal. You will also see how to install Drupal and you will take a video tour of Drupal's default interface.

Audience: If you are interested in becoming a Drupal site builder and eventually a coder, this is a good place to start if you don't know Drupal. Or if you want to understand more about Drupal so you can interact with your builders and developers, you might find this interesting.

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