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Preparing a site for theming

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    We're going to take a look at getting our site prepared
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    in order for us to start doing some theming.
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    We're starting with a fresh install of Drupal 7.
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    So far all I've done is downloaded Drupal 7
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    and run through the installer.
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    Whenever I start building a theme,
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    there's a couple of things that I like to do in order to make it easier for me
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    to see what's going on with my theme and what I'm doing.
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    I find that it helps to have actual content on my site
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    in order to start developing a theme.

Preparing a Site for Theming


In this chapter, we'll walk through some of the best practices for filling out a stock Drupal site so that you can start to have some dummy content generated by different users and tagged with different taxonomy tags. We'll step through creating content with the devel generate module, and then do some other site preparation tasks such as creating some menu items and adding a shortcut link to the performance page so that you can quickly access the clear cache button.

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