Drupal is the collection of settings that determine how the site functions.
- Drupal bundled with additional projects such as themes, modules, libraries, and installation profiles.
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- Extend your site's functionality with contributed modules
Extend and customize functionality with contributed modules. If a module doesn't quite do what you want it to do, if you find a bug or have a suggestion, then join forces and help the module maintainer.
- Extend your site's functionality with contributed themes
Themes allow you to change the look and feel of your site. You can use themes contributed by others or create your own to share with the community. Contributed themes are not part of any official release and may not have optimized code/functionality for your purposes. You can also create a sub-theme of an existing theme. A sub-theme inherits a parent theme's resources. Read more about Sub-theme structure and inheritance. You can also view a full index of themes listing only their titles.
- Configuring 'Cron' automated tasks for yoursite
Setting up cron is an important step in the installation of the website and assists in the maintenance of the site's assets for search results, checking for updates to Drupal core and modules, and removing temporary files.
A properly configured cron job manages a variety of tasks:
Updates the index of site content used by the Search module. Queues feeds to be updated by the Aggregator module. Checks for available updates for the Update Manager module. Performs routine maintenance tasks, such as removing older rows from logs, for the System module.