How to Install and Activate Modules In Drupal

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 How to Install and Activate Modules In Drupal
 

This article assumes that you have Drupal installed. If you haven't installed Drupal, see How To Install Drupal Manually

 

Install a Module

  1. Go to drupal.org and download a module that you would like to apply to your site.
  2. You can install modules in Drupal one of two ways
    • Install from a URL by copy and pasting the URL from drupal.org. 
      For example: http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/name.tar.gz
    • Upload a module archive to install.
  3. Select Modules > Install New Module
    • If you copied the link from drupal.org paste it in the Install From a URL option.
    • If you downloaded the theme from drupal.org you can upload the ZIP to your site and install from there.
  4. Select Install.
Activating Module
  1. After installing your modules successfully select Enable Newly Added Modules.
  2. Scroll down the module list to find the module that you recently installed.
  3. Check the box in the Enabled column to enable the module.
    Note: If you are unable to enable the module you may be missing a module that your module depends on.
  4. Once this is completed your module is successfully enabled and able to be used. 

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