drupal 6

Top Drupal Modules

Looking for the best modules in the dense sea of contributed projects? Here are some important module lists that may help you choose.

The first one from Drupal.org, shows the most used modules:
- Project usage overview

And from DrupalModules.com, top rated and top favorited modules:
- Top Drupal Modules by Rating
- Most Favorited Drupal Modules

Finally, from Lullabot, their top 40 list:
- Top 40 Projects

Installing FCKEditor on Drupal 6

Drupal doesn't have a default WYSIWYG editor. If you want to use one there are many options available, mainly Tiny MCE and this one, my editor of choice, FCK Editor.

Installing Drupal 6.2

Here is a tutorial that goes over the installation of Drupal 6.2 - 7:22 secs.

Drupal 6 Theming Guide

The Drupal.org site has a great deal of information on how to theme for Drupal 6. Here is an overview with links to the longer articles.

If you have never themed Drupal before, you are probably wondering about what is involved in the process. Theming for Drupal requires an understanding of:
- Proper front-end web development: (x)HTML + CSS
- The Drupal terminology / theme content tags
- PHP knowledge is a plus, but not necessary

Upgrading Drupal from 5.x to 6.x video

Here is a great screencast video that covers the steps necessary to upgrade a Drupal 5.x installation to Drupal 6.x. Make sure you also read these basic instructions on upgrading from Drupal 5.x, and the video should give you a more comfortable understanding of the steps involved.

Backup a lot and happy upgrading.

Upgrading from Drupal 5.x

This is an extract from the Drupal 6 release announcement. If you are planning to upgrade from Drupal 5.x make sure you read this post carefully:

Drupal 6 Drag And Drop Video

This is a basic video demonstrating the new Drag And Drop capabilities of the Drupal 6 interface. Its advantage becomes more apparent on the Blocks admin page that can get cluttered with larger sites.

Drupal 6 Installation video

Here is a 9m:24s video covering the installation of Drupal 6 and some of the new modules available with the latest release of Drupal, including OpenId and Actions + Triggers.

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