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Installing and enabling modules in Drupal 7

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    The first method is kind of a pointy-clicky way of taking care of this.
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    We need to actually enable a helper module.
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    So go ahead and click on the Modules button in your Admin toolbar.
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    Scroll down to the Update manager
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    and make sure that is enabled.
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    So you click the checkbox and Save configuration.
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    This Update manager is going to give us an interface
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    where we can easily install a new module.
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    Once we've done that, we're going to have
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    a link here at the top that says, Install new module.

Installing and Enabling Modules in Drupal 7


In this video we walk through two methods for downloading and installing new modules. First we use the administrative interface on our site to install a new module with a URL, and then we download a module directly from and place the files in the proper location in our Drupal files. We also talk about some best practices for organizing your modules in your file system.

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