Configuration Manager enables Drush (Drush is a command line shell and scripting interface for Drupal) to generate configuration files for you Drupal environment. This page allows user to reset the default setting of Drupal website such as Account settings, System Settings, Content Settings, User Interface, Media, Development, Search and MetaData, WebServices and Regional & language etc.
To open Drupal Configuration Manager, first of all you’ve to login Drupal Administrator Panel and go to Configuration.
Let’s take a brief idea about configuration manager component.
Profile manager manages the two things; Account Settings and IP Address blocking. Account setting configure default behavior of users, including registration requirements, e-mails, fields, and user pictures etc where as IP Address blocking managed block IP address.
To configure the Account Settings in Drupal, go to Configuration -> Account Settings. Fill all the appropriate information in text fields.
After filling all information in text fields, click on button ‘Save configuration’.
To configure the IP address blocking in Drupal, go to Configuration -> IP Address Blocking. Fill all the appropriate information in text fields.
In the text field, enter that IP address which you want to block in your website.
After entering valid IP address into text fields, click on button ‘Save’.
Profile manager manages the three things; Site Information, Actions and Cron. Site Information changes site name, e-mail address, slogan, default front page, and number of posts per page, error pages and Actions manage the actions defined for your site where as Cron manage automatic site maintenance tasks.
To configure the site information, go to Configuration -> Site Information. Fill all the appropriate information in text fields.
After filling the information in text fields, click on button ‘Save configuration’.
To configure the system actions manager, go to Configuration -> Actions.
There are two types of actions: Simple and Advanced. Simple actions do not require any additional configuration, and are listed here automatically. Advanced actions need to be created and configured before they can be used, because they have options that need to be specified; for example, sending an e-mail to a specified address, or unpublishing content containing certain words.
To create an advanced action, select the action from the drop-down list in the advanced action section below and click the Create button.
Content Authoring configuring how content input by users is filtered, including allowed HTML tags. Also allows enabling of module-provided filters. To configure the content authoring, go to Configuration -> Text formats.
Here, you can add new text format or configure existence text format according to your own convenience.
Development Manager manages the three things; Performance, Logging and errors and Maintenance mode. Performances enables or disable page caching for anonymous users and set CSS and JS bandwidth optimization options, Logging and errors settings for logging and alerts modules. Various modules can route Drupal's system events to different destinations, such as syslog, database, email, etc where as Maintenance mode takes the site offline for maintenance or bring it back online.
To configure the Performance section, go to Configuration -> Performance.
To configure the Performance section, go to Configuration -> Logging and Errors.
To configure the Performance section, go to Configuration -> Maintenance Mode.
Media Manager manages the three things; File System, Image Styles and Image toolkit. File Systemtells Drupal where to store uploaded files and how they are accessed; Image Styles configures styles that can be used for resizing or adjusting images on display where as image toolkit chooses which image toolkit to use if you have installed optional toolkits.
To configure the File Systemsection, go to Configuration -> File System.
To configure the Image Styles section, go to Configuration -> Image Styles.
To configure the Image toolkit section, go to Configuration -> Image toolkit.
This is the complete description of configuration management of Drupal. I hope you will enjoy it.