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September 29, 2009

Adding a module to Drupal 6.x

I am going to go over how to add a module to the Drupal core installation. These directions are for development site that is hosted locally.

Note that I am loosely following this website.

1. At your Drupal site, go to Administer > Site Building > Modules to view the modules you currently have access to and if they are enabled.

2. Next, go get the Views module. This is the file I get: views-6.x-2.6.tar.gz

3. Create a folder within etc/drupal/6/sites/ to contain non-core modules.

$ sudo mkdir /etc/drupal/6/sites/all/
$ sudo mkdir /etc/drupal/6/sites/all/modules/

Note: You may not need the /6/ or the "sudo" to accomplish this.

4. Extract the views tar file

$ cd /etc/drupal/6/sites/all/modules/
$ sudo tar xvzf /home/data/Desktop/views-6.x-2.6.tar.gz

5. I then return to the drupal site Administer > Site Building > Modules and refresh the page. Check the modules you want to add and click Save Configuration.

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Posted by kkwaiser at September 29, 2009 05:08 AM

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