Here's how to test drive OpenPublic, starting from the AWS Drupal Test Drive page. OpenPublic, maintained by Phase2 Technology, is a Drupal distribution specially designed for open government — without compromising accessibility, security, or usability.
- Enter a Site name to identify your website.
- Select your Geographic region.
- Enter your contact information and create a password.
- Read and accept the terms of service.
- Click Create site. A progress wheel will appear.
- A new Create Site page will load.
- Acquia will provision and install your website, and update your code. This will take a few minutes. You can use this time to watch the video tutorials.
- After Acquia has set up your Acquia Cloud website, you will be given two options on the left side of the page: Set up my site (Go to my new distribution) or Manage my code (Go to the workflow page). Click the orange Set up my site button.
You will be taken to the Drupal Open Public install page.
Configuring your OpenPublic site
You can now configure your OpenPublic website.
- Select the OpenPublic installation profile. Click Save and continue.
- Select English. Click Save and continue.
- Drupal verifies requirements, sets up a database, and installs a profile. A progress bar shows the status of the installation. This may take a few minutes.
- The Site name will automatically populate. You can modify this as you like.
- Provide a Site email address. Automated e-mails, such as registration information, will be sent from this address. Use an address ending in your website's domain to help prevent these emails from being flagged as spam.
- Create a Site Maintenance Account. This is the user name, email address, and password for the primary user of the website.
- Optionally, select your desired Server Settings and Update Notifications, then click Save and continue.
- On the Verify Apps Support page, click Continue.
- On the Install Apps page, click Skip this step.
Your OpenPublic installation is complete. Click Visit your new site.
You will be taken to your new OpenPublic Drupal website.