drush core-quick-drupalfor drush 7x

Download, install, serve and login to Drupal with minimal configuration and dependencies.

drush core-quick-drupal

  • Aliases

    core-quick-drupal has 2 alias/es:

    drush qd

    drush cutie

  • Arguments

    core-quick-drupal accepts 2 argument/s:

    site : Short name for the site to be created - used as a directory name and as sqlite file name. Optional - if omitted timestamped "quick-drupal" directory will be used instead.

    projects : A list of projects to download into the new site. If projects contain extensions (modules or themes) with the same name they will be enabled by default. See --enable option to control this behaviour further.

  • Options

    core-quick-drupal accepts 39 option/s:

    --core : Drupal core to download. Defaults to "drupal" (latest stable version).

    --use-existing : Use an existing Drupal root, specified with --root. Overrides --core.

    --profile : The install profile to use. Defaults to standard.

    --enable : Specific extensions (modules or themes) to enable. By default, extensions with the same name as requested projects will be enabled automatically.

    --server : Host IP address and port number to bind to and path to open in web browser (hyphen to clear a default path), all elements optional. See runserver examples for shorthand.

    --no-server : Avoid starting runserver (and browser) for the created Drupal site.

    --browser : Runserver option: If opening a web browser, which browser to user (defaults to operating system default).


    --use-name : use-name


    --makefile : makefile


    --root : root

    --notes : Download option: Show release notes after each project is downloaded.

    --variant : Download option: Only useful for install profiles. Possible values: 'full', 'projects', 'profile-only'.

    --select : Download option: Select the version to download interactively from a list of available releases.

    --skip : Download option: Skip automatic downloading of libraries (c.f. devel).

    --pipe : Download option: Returns a list of the names of the extensions (modules and themes) contained in the downloaded projects.

    --db-url : Site install option: A Drupal 6 style database URL. Only required for initial install - not re-install.

    --db-prefix : Site install option: An optional table prefix to use for initial install.  Can be a key-value array of tables/prefixes in a drushrc file (not the command line).

    --db-su : Site install option: Account to use when creating a new database. Must have Grant permission (mysql only). Optional.

    --db-su-pw : Site install option: Password for the "db-su" account. Optional.

    --account-name : Site install option: uid1 name. Defaults to admin

    --account-pass : Site install option: uid1 pass. Defaults to a randomly generated password. If desired, set a fixed password in drushrc.php.

    --account-mail : Site install option: uid1 email. Defaults to admin@example.com

    --locale : Site install option: A short language code. Sets the default site language. Language files must already be present. You may use download command to get them.

    --clean-url : Site install option: Defaults to 1

    --site-name : Site install option: Defaults to Site-Install

    --site-mail : Site install option: From: for system mailings. Defaults to admin@example.com

    --writable : Site install option: Make CMI and other dirs writable by both web and CLI users. Suitable for non Prod environments.

    --keep-config : Site install option: Keep CMI directories untouched. This preserves existing configuration.

    --variables : Runserver option: Key-value array of variables to override in the $conf array for the running site. By default disables drupal_http_request_fails to avoid errors on Windows (which supports only one connection at a time). Comma delimited list of name=value pairs (or array in drushrc).

    --default-server : Runserver option: A default addr:port/path to use for any values not specified as an argument.

    --dns : Runserver option: Resolve hostnames/IPs using DNS/rDNS (if possible) to determine binding IPs and/or human friendly hostnames for URLs and browser.


    --version-control=backup : version-control=backup


    --version-control=bzr : version-control=bzr


    --version-control=svn : version-control=svn

    --cache : Cache release XML and tarballs or git clones. Git clones use git's --reference option. Defaults to 1 for downloads, and 0 for git.


    --package-handler=wget : package-handler=wget


    --package-handler=git_drupalorg : package-handler=git_drupalorg

    --source : The base URL which provides project release history in XML. Defaults to https://updates.drupal.org/release-history.

    --dev : Work with development releases solely.

  • Examples

    Download and install stable release of Drupal into a timestamped directory, start server, and open the site logged in as admin.

    drush qd

    Fire up dev release of Drupal site with minimal install profile.

    drush qd --profile=minimal --cache --core=drupal-8.0.x --yes

    Fire up stable release (using the cache) of Drupal site called "testsite", download and enable devel module, start a server on port 8081 and open /admin in firefox.

    drush qd testsite devel --server=:8081/admin --browser=firefox --cache --yes

    Download and install the "Commerce Kickstart" distribution/install profile, display watchdog messages on the server console.

    drush qd commercesite --core=commerce_kickstart --profile=commerce_kickstart --cache --yes --watchdog

    Create and install a site from a makefile.

    drush qd --makefile=mysite.make

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