Welcome back to Introduction to Drupal. In the previous tutorial I showed you how to start your site configuration of your Drupal site. We've installed Drupal and then we want to go a head and do some basic configuration of it before we start adding content, make sure everything's running correctly and everything's set up the way we want on our site. So to do that I went to the Administer area and then I scrolled down here under Site Configuration and started checking on some of these, these areas of the, of our site. We left off with File System. Some of these I'm not going to get into great detail right now. Error Reporting and Image Toolkit I'm going to ignore for the moment. We'll come back and deal with that later in another tutorial. But one that I want to talk about briefly is Input Formats and because this can actually throw people off if they don't have this set correct. It can cause some issues when you start adding content to your site. So go a head and click on Input Formats and let's discuss this for a moment. The way Drupal works by default is when you install Drupal, it sets the site up to allow some HTML tags to be added to it. So if you're an HTML guru and you like to play with code and get some HTML code in your website, you can certainly still do that with Drupal. Traditionally when you develop a website you perhaps may have used Dreamweaver to do the website and you do a lot of HTML in Dreamweaver. Drupal also allows you to use HTML. When we create content in later tutorials we're going to be using this Create Content Link and we'll be creating some web content and in our area where we actually put content, we can type tags in here. So, you know, if I wanted to strong this hello, you can actually put strong tags and other HTML tags into your content blocks. The issue becomes that if you haven't told Drupal what input format to use, not all of your tags may render correctly. So here's a rule of thumb that I like to use. When I'm developing a site I like to keep things set as full HTML as the input format, especially for the site administration roles. By default, the super user admin will be able to put any full HTML in that they want. But if you created roles, later on when we create user roles you can specify which roles can use which input format. Full HTML, all of your HTML will render. Your strong tags, your image tags, your AH refs, all of that good stuff. So I'm going to choose that as my default and save it and then if you needed to do specific configuration to that you can click the Configure Link and you can choose the roles that may, that can use the default, the Full HTML default format and there's some other types of filters you can turn on here. I'm going to leave everything set to the default currently. But again, the main thing here is just to set it as full so that when we add HTML to our site it will render correctly. OK, good. Now back over at Site Configuration we'll just check some other items; Logging Alerts. This is where you can tell Drupal how to do log, report logs back to you. I'm going to ignore this for the moment and we'll talk about logging in more detail later. And Performance Link, we'll check on that. This is important. We're going to keep our caching, our page caching, for development we're going to keep it disabled. But when you go live with a website, with a Drupal site, depending on the types of modules you have installed and what you're using your site for, you may want to do a normal caching mode and that will cache some of the images that load and the headers and the footer areas that don't to necessarily reload every time you refresh the web browser. So it can help with the performance of the site. I'm going to keep it disabled for the moment. The rest of this is specific caching type of configuration that we'll ignore for the moment. So we'll make sure we save that configuration and then back over here we'll check on our Site Information. Site Information Configuration shows us what we've named our website and if we wanted to change the name of the site. I just wanted to call it Drupal website. I could tweak that and save my configuration and now it's called Drupal website. So this is where you change the name of your site and my email address, the main site email address is in there. I can put a slogan, something like To teach you how to build Drupal sites might be my slogan or your site's motto and then a mission statement. You can actually type a mission statement into this block and it could be something like to make you Drupal ninjas. And then a footer message. The footer message might be some contact information. It could potentially be, you know, it could be the name of the instructor with their email address and maybe their phone number, their contact phone number, something like that. It could also be the name of the company or the non-profit organization. That could be in the footer. Anonymous User of the site is just set to Anonymous but you can actually specify a different name for your anonymous users if you want and then the default front page, this'll become important later when we want, when I show you how to create a page to override the default that Drupal gives you. The default home page that Drupal gives you is just called Node and we'll talk about nodes in the next tutorial in a little more detail when we create content. I'm going to go ahead and save this configuration and let's go ahead and look at some of the things that happened here. Here is the site name. This is the mission statement and then down here is the footer information that we put in. OK? It doesn't actually hyperlink the email and we'll have to put some code in for that to happen. But here's the mission statement and some footer content. So we've already added some basic content to our Drupal site. In the next tutorial I'm going to continue with creating, creation of content and show you actually how to get some web content on your site and create a default home page for your website.
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