Drupal 7 - Content Management Framework
Drupal is an open source content management platform licensed under the GPL. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal can support a variety of websites ranging from personal blogs, corporate brochures and large community-driven websites.
This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:
Drupal 7 configurations:
Installed (using drush) from upstream source code to /var/www/drupal7
Security note: Updates to Drupal may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See below for updating Drupal.
Includes drush for command line administration and configuration.
Drupal security update alerts delivered to your inbox - requires Security Alerts ('secalerts') be enabled on firstboot with a valid email address.
Bundled popular Drupal 7 modules and dependencies (installed to /var/www/drupal7/sites/all/modules):
- Admin menu: Adds dropdown administration menu to the top of the screen.
- Admin views: Replaces administrative overview/listing pages with actual views for superior usability.
- Advanced_help: Improves the Drupal help system.
- Backup and migrate: Backup and restore your Drupal site on-demand or on a schedule.
- Ckeditor: Enables CKeditor (a WYSIWYG editor) instead of plain text fields.
- Colorbox: Light-weight customizable plugin to provide overlayed images (replaces previous inclusion of Lightbox2).
- Drush: a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal.
- Field group: Allows fields to be grouped together.
- GlobalRedirect: Alias 301 redirects, prevents duplicate content. (SEO)
- Google analytics: Adds Google Analytics js tracking code to all your site's pages.
- Honeypot: A honeypot for deterring spam bots from completing forms on your site (additionally uses timestamp method).
- Imce: Powerful image file uploader and browser, with support for on the fly resizing.
- Module filter: Allows modules on the modules list page to be filtered for easier reading.
- PathAuto: Auto-generate search engine friendly URLs (SEO).
- Rules: Lets you define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events.
- Token: Provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data.
- Views: Allows creation of dynamic pages ("views") of existing content.
- Note: Only some modules are enabled by default. To enable/disable
modules, navigate to Administer > Modules (or http://example.com/admin/modules). Some modules may require additional configuration and/or permissions settings.
SSL support out of the box.
Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery).
Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL and Postfix.
Supervised Manual Drupal Update
It is possible to check for and install updates from the Drupal Admin UI:: Admin > Reports > Available Updates
Or from the command line:
drush pm-refresh drush pm-update --security-only --simulate drush pm-update --security-only
We also recommend that you subscribe to the drupal.org security newsletter (create a user account on drupal.org and within your drupal.org profile:: Edit > My newsletter tab).
Credentials (passwords set at first boot)
- Webmin, SSH, MySQL: username root
- Adminer: username adminer
- Drupal 7: username admin