Get started building with Drupal fast.

Build Kit is a basic distribution meant to capture elements that are generally useful and make building Drupal sites and Drupal distributions easier.

Build Kit helps site builders

  • use install profiles and drush make for defining projects
  • manage the dev > staging > live workflow problem using Features and exportables
  • keep track of important upstream patches that are critical to Drupal distributions

Requirements

In addition to the standard Drupal requirements you will need the following to make use of Build Kit:

Getting started (7.x)

  1. Use drush to download Build Kit

    $ drush dl buildkit

  2. Choose the "Build Kit" install profile when installing Drupal

Extending Build Kit

The Build Kit documentation includes information on extending Build Kit.

The Simple project provides a good example of a Drupal distribution extending Build Kit.

Looking for Kit?

If you are looking for best practices for building Features try Kit.

Projects using Build Kit

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