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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 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 security newsletter (create a user account on and within your profile:: Edit > My newsletter tab).

Credentials (passwords set at first boot)

  • Webmin, SSH, MySQL: username root
  • Adminer: username adminer
  • Drupal 7: username admin