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Drupal 8 - 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 8 configurations:

    • Installed (using composer) from upstream source code to /var/www/drupal8

      Security note: Updates to Drupal may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See below for updating Drupal. And/or see Drupal 8 documentation

    • Includes drush and composer 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 Drupal 8 modules and dependencies (installed to /var/www/drupal8/modules - new default for Drupal8):

    • Field group: Allows fields to be grouped together.
    • 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.
    • PathAuto: Auto-generate search engine friendly URLs (SEO).
    • Token: Provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data.
    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 > Avaialble Updates

Updates for Drupal8 Core often need to be done via commandline. For full details, please consult the Drupal8 Upgrade docs, we recommend using Composer to update from the commandline:

cd /var/www/drupal8
# update composer - not strictly neccessary
composer self-update
composer update drupal/core webflo/drupal-core-require-dev --with-dependencies
drush updatedb -y
drush cr

Modules can be updated like this, e.g. ctools:

composer update drupal/ctools
drush updatedb -y
drush cr

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 8: username admin
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