How to get started with Drupal

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Drupal is a great open-source content management system that a lot of people use to create websites, including myself.  Using Drupal is a great choice if you are creating a more complex website than just a landing page or blog.  It is very flexible and customizable.

Because it is more customizable, the learning curve is a bit harder than starting a website with say Weebly.  But don’t worry.  Today we’ll help you get started.

To begin, you can check out this beginner’s tutorial for Drupal for 2024.  It is an up-to-date tutorial that teaches you how to:

  • Install Drupal
  • Build a Drupal website
  • Create content on your Drupal website
  • Install, update & use Drupal themes
  • Install, update & use Drupal modules

Drupal Themes

So now that you know what Drupal themes are, you’ll want to get a Drupal theme.  And which Drupal theme you get depends largely on the website you’ll need.  We have lists of great Drupal themes for the following businesses:

Drupal Modules

So now that you know about Drupal modules, you may be looking for that perfect Drupal module that would help your website operate the way you want it to.  You can find a good list of Drupal modules here.

Regardless of what website you are creating, you will absolutely want your website to be secure.  We talk about Drupal modules for security here.

Also, if you want to maximize your website user’s experience on mobile phones, check out this AMP for Drupal module.

Drupal Host

If you want your website to be online, then you will need a host for your website.  We go over why Cloudways is a good choice for a Drupal website here.

Additional Drupal Help

When you are setting up your website, you may run into a few problems.  If there is something you can’t get worked out yourself, consider hiring a Drupal expert here to help you.  I have used this before and it has been a huge help.