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Drupal 7 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Installing Drupal

We know what Drupal is, we know what social networking is, and we know what we are going to create with Drupal throughout the course of this book; let's get started! The first thing we need to do is install Drupal. This section contains some detailed technical information regarding the requirements and installation of Drupal.

Note

For most of the book, we will be working with Drupal installed locally on our own computers (see Appendix A, for setting up a development environment if you don't have web server software installed on your own computer). As we build up the site we will then deploy Drupal onto a web server in Chapter 10, Deploying and Maintaining our Social Network.

Requirements

Provided we used the instructions in Appendix ...

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