Get started by downloading the official Drupal core files. These official releases come bundled with a variety of modules and themes to give you a good starting point to help build your site. Drupal core includes basic community features like blogging, forums, and contact forms, and can be easily extended by downloading other contributed modules and themes.

Before installing Drupal, please review the system requirements and the Installation Guide.

Information on version numbers can be found in the online documentation.

Following Drupal core development

For announcements of major initiatives and opportunities to contribute, please follow the Core announcements group (RSS feed, @drupalcore on twitter.).

Change records for Drupal core

For announcements specifically around Drupal 8 (the unreleased version that is currently in development), please see http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core and the Drupal 8 Initiatives group (RSS feed).

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