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Introduction to Drush

by Blake Hall and Addison Berry

Learn how to use Drush, a command line shell and scripting interface for Drupal.

What you'll learn

In this series, we explain what Drush is, how to install it, and how to accomplish basic tasks with it, like downloading, installing and updating modules, clearing your cache, and using it to query your Drupal database. For this course, you are expected to have access to a web server where you can either install Drupal 7 yourself, or have a pre-existing installation of Drupal 7 core, with no modifications.

About the authors

Blake Hall is a Senior Developer at Lullabot. Over the years Blake has built Drupal sites for event registration, sports league management, political watchdog organizations, helped run one of the larger MediaWiki installations on the web, the World Kickball Association site, and a social media startup. Blake has also been working with node.js to help build an agile QA tool for Lullabot.

Addi has been involved with Drupal since 2006. She is Lullabot's Director of Education and the Product Manager for Drupalize.Me. Addi has been working with technical documentation and training since 2000, and was the Drupal Documentation Lead from 2008 to 2010. She is one of the co-authors for the O'Reilly book Using Drupal, published in 2008. In 2010 Addison was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech by Fast Company Magazine.

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