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Acquia CMS installation

Install Acquia CMS through the Cloud Platform or Site Factory user interface

You can install Acquia CMS through the Cloud Platform or Site Factory user interface in either of the following scenarios:

  • You want to try Acquia CMS without spending time composing on your local development environment and pushing to the remote repo.
  • You want to use Acquia CMS as it comes and do not have much expertise with composer.
  • You want to explore Acquia CMS without investing too much development time.
  • You prefer to install through UI, instead of the command line.

Installing Acquia CMS through the Cloud Platform user interface

  1. Sign in to the Acquia CMS site.

  2. In the Acquia CMS administrative interface, click Manage > Tour.

  3. On the Tour page, click Get started.

  4. Click Starter kit set-up.

  5. On the Starter Kit Selection page, select a starter kit and click Save & continue.

  6. On the Extend Starter Kit page, select appropriate options for the questions to extend the starter kit with add-ons.

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    The site is generated with the selected starter kit and add-ons.

Note

This does not disable or uninstall any modules already enabled or installed. This only enables or installs the module required to set up the starter kit you selected.

Installing Acquia CMS through the Site Factory user interface

Before doing these steps, ensure that you set up your factory by following the instructions mentioned in Setting up your Factory.

  1. Sign in to Site Factory.

  2. In the top menu, click Sites.

  3. In the left sidebar, click the group in which you want to create your new website.

  4. Click Create a new site.

  5. In Site URL, enter a URL for your site.

  6. (Optional) If you do not see an option to select a profile:

    1. Click Administration > Installation profile management.
    2. Select the checkbox for the acquia_cms_minimal profile.
    3. Make it your default profile.
    4. Click Save Settings.
  7. Select the acquia_cms_minimal profile and click Create site.

    Your installation starts automatically. The system sends you an email after your site is ready.

  8. After your site is ready, log in to your new site.

    The system redirects you to the Tour Dashboard page and displays the Starter Kit Selection page.

  9. On the Starter Kit Selection page, select a starter kit and click Save & continue.

  10. On the Extend Starter Kit page, select appropriate options for the questions to extend the starter kit with add-ons.

    The site is generated with the selected starter kit and add-ons.

Installing Acquia CMS through the Drupal admin user interface

  1. Sign in to the Acquia CMS site.

  2. In the Acquia CMS administrative interface, click Manage > Tour.

  3. On the Tour page, click Get started.

  4. Click Starter kit set-up.

  5. On the Starter Kit Selection page, select a starter kit and click Save & continue.

  6. On the Extend Starter Kit page, select appropriate options for the questions to extend the starter kit with add-ons.

    image5

    The site is generated with the selected starter kit and add-ons.

Note

This does not disable or uninstall any modules already enabled or installed. This only enables or installs the module required to set up the starter kit you selected.