Last updated: Dec 21, 2014


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  1. Introduction

  2. Drush




I LOVE Drupal for creating websites. I am not quite an expert yet, I have created 3 or 4, but I have learned a great deal and I will share that with you here. I also have been using it since Drupal 5 I also plan on updating this site to Drupal once I clear out my backlog of stuff to add.

If you feel any of the content in this document is wrong or there is something that I should add, I would appreciate it if you would contact me and let me know. Thanks!

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One of the best things about Drupal, is the command line tool Drush which is short for drupal shell. This makes administering a Drupal site much easier, although you should be somewhat familiar with the command line (don't fear the command line!). Below are some useful tips and commands (for version 5) for Drush that I have come across. Also, make sure you are in the root of your Drupal site directory when you are executing drush commands, otherwise you will get strange error messages.




Upgrading a new minor Drupal release - Drupal occassionally comes out with security updates. I keep a development version of my websites to test first before making any changes on the production sites. Here is the method I use to update the development site first then the production site using Drush: If you make frequent updates to a site, then you may want to read how to use Drush to synchronize sites.




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