This distribution bundles Drupal and CiviCRM into a single download along with some of the most popular CiviCRM related modules. This is a STARTER KIT. These are not the only modules you will likely want to add to Drupal or extension to CiviCRM. You can find additional Drupal modules and CiviCRM Extensions you may want to add in the CiviCRM Extensions and Modules Directory.
CiviCRM Related Drupal Modules Included:
There are several options for general Drupal Support and CiviCRM Support. In addition, each module included in the starter kit has their own issue queue. If an error is being caused by Drupal, CiviCRM, or a specific module, feel free to open an issue for the CiviCRM Starter Kit. PLEASE, don't be offended if your issue is moved to another Drupal issue queue or marked as a 'duplicate' here after recreating it in CiviCRM's Jira queue. This distribution brings together code from hundreds of developers and issues are often best addressed with the issue tracking system those developers use.
The project version number indicates the version of CiviCRM included. 7.x-3.1-rc2 includes CiviCRM 4.3.1. rc1, rc2, etc, will be updated if multiple versions of Drupal or other modules included in the kit are released before a new version of CiviCRM is released.
UPDATE: Something has changed on Drupal.org regarding allowed release tags. -rc1 is now only allowed on a .0 release making it MUCH less useful to track the version of CiviCRM included.
There are 4 ways to install this kit:
- One Click Install on Pantheon (easiest for $$) - Pantheon provides a one click install option for this distribution. It is FREE to try and is by far the easiest way to get started with Drupal and CiviCRM, but you will need to pay for a Pantheon plan at some level to launch your site.
- FULL DOWNLOAD (easiest) - Download the full package bellow and install using the CiviCRM Starter Kit option in the install process. All of the modules, themes, and libraries included in the kit will then be located in profiles/civicrm_starterkit/. These modules are still listed normally in the modules list and additional modules can still be added to sites/all/modules
- DOWNLOAD ONLY MODULES- Download the no-core option listed under View all releases. Then add the CONTENTS of sites/all/modules, sites/all/themes, and sites/all/libraries to an existing install. This is currently the best option for adding these modules to an existing site.
- DRUSH MAKE (advanced) - An alternative is to use git to clone the kit and drush to install it. This is by far the fastest way to configure a kit, but requires some basic command line experience.
See the CiviCRM Starter Kit documentation for step by step instructions for each install option. [ADD LINK TO MIGRATION TIPS]