This is an amazingly quick way to create a fully working Drupal demo on your computer. It’s perfect for mucking about with and exploring before you take that deep dive into theme, module or software development.
Drupal Demo Requirements
- PHP 5.59+ (included with macOS)
Create a new directory for the instance and move into that directory:
mkdir drupal cd drupal
Download the latest recommended version of Drupal into this new directory:
curl -sSL https://www.drupal.org/download-latest/tar.gz | tar -xz --strip-components=1
Start the built-in PHP web server and install the sample theme:
php core/scripts/drupal quick-start demo_umami
This will also open your browser all ready to log in.
That’s it. Easy. And of you need help then:
php core/scripts/drupal quick-start --help