Drupal Administration

The Drupal admin area is the main control center for your website. It would be the section of the website that is run in the background that only registered users can access with a proper login. Within the admin area, the owner can create content, modify accounts, change permissions, and many other options.

The admin section is broken into three main sections:

  • My Account
  • Create Content
  • Administer

The My Account section lets you choose basic account settings such as usernames and passwords.

The Administer section looks a little like the following:

Within this section, you can administer almost any detail about your Drupal website. The Administer section is broken into five subsections:


1) Content management.

The Content management section allows you to moderate comments, manage the organisation, and configure your feeds.

  • Comments
  • Content
  • Content types
  • Post settings
  • RSS publishing
  • Taxonomy

2) Site building.

The Site building section allows you to control your blocks, menus, modules, and themes – all the things that control how the site looks.

  • Blocks
  • Menus
  • Modules
  • Themes

3) User management.

The User management section allows you to manage your users’ permissions, roles, and other settings.

  • Access rules
  • Permissions
  • Roles
  • User settings
  • Users

4) Reports.

The Reports section allows you to view logged events and errors, and to run reports from them.

  • Recent log entries
  • Top ‘access denied’ errors
  • Top ‘page not found’ errors
  • Available updates
  • Status report

5) Site configuration.

The Site configuration section allows you do just about everything else from how your files are uploaded to how your URLs are displayed.

  • Actions
  • Administration theme
  • Search Engine Friendly URLs
  • Date and time
  • Error reporting
  • File system
  • File uploads
  • Image toolkit
  • Input formats
  • Logging and alerts
  • Performance
  • Site information
  • Site maintenance