Putting Drupal to Work
Last week, you installed Drupal and were left hanging at the point of basic configuration. This week, you’ll take the short path to Drupal setup. Of course, you’ll only see a fraction of Drupal’s capabilities in this tutorial but you’ll have enough information to discover the rest on your own. For those of you who don’t know, Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) that powers some of the Internet’s most high profile sites. Do a Google search to find out who but trust me, you’re in good company.
You can advertise your Drupal site to your users by sending them a link to the URL: http://server_name/drupal6. There, a user can register himself, receive a confirming email, and login right away. However, by default, users must have approval granted by the Admin user. To begin configuring users and Drupal in general, connect to your new Drupal site at: http://server_name/drupal6. See Figure 1.