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-rw-r--r--README.txt35
-rw-r--r--sites/README.txt19
-rw-r--r--sites/all/README.txt7
-rw-r--r--sites/all/modules/README.txt18
-rw-r--r--sites/all/themes/README.txt16
5 files changed, 82 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/README.txt b/README.txt
index 921f99c..f4c2f64 100644
--- a/README.txt
+++ b/README.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@ CONTENTS OF THIS FILE
* About Drupal
* Configuration and features
+ * Installation profiles
* Appearance
* Developing for Drupal
@@ -43,6 +44,40 @@ More about configuration:
http://drupal.org/project/modules
* See also: "Developing for Drupal" for writing your own modules, below.
+INSTALLATION PROFILES
+---------------------
+
+Installation profiles define additional steps (such as enabling modules,
+defining content types, etc.) that run after the base installation provided
+by core when Drupal is first installed. There are two basic installation
+profiles provided with Drupal core.
+
+Installation profiles from the Drupal community modify the installation process
+to provide a website for a specific use case, such as a CMS for media
+publishers, a web-based project tracking tool, or a full-fledged CRM for
+non-profit organizations raising money and accepting donations. They can be
+distributed as bare installation profiles or as "distributions". Distributions
+include Drupal core, the installation profile, and all other required
+extensions, such as contributed and custom modules, themes, and third-party
+libraries. Bare installation profiles require you to download Drupal Core and
+the required extensions separately; place the downloaded profile in the
+/profiles directory before you start the installation process. Note that the
+contents of this directory may be overwritten during updates of Drupal core;
+it is advised to keep code backups or use a version control system.
+
+Additionally, modules and themes may be placed inside subdirectories in a
+specific installation profile such as profiles/your_site_profile/modules and
+profiles/your_site_profile/themes respectively to restrict their usage to only
+sites that were installed with that specific profile.
+
+More about installation profiles and distributions:
+* Read about the difference between installation profiles and distributions:
+ http://drupal.org/node/1089736
+* Download contributed installation profiles and distributions:
+ http://drupal.org/project/distributions
+* Develop your own installation profile or distribution:
+ http://drupal.org/developing/distributions
+
APPEARANCE
----------
diff --git a/sites/README.txt b/sites/README.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9aecef2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/sites/README.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
+This directory structure contains the settings and configuration files specific
+to your site or sites and is an integral part of multisite configuration.
+
+The sites/all/ subdirectory structure should be used to place your custom and
+downloaded extensions including modules, themes, and third party libraries.
+
+Downloaded installation profiles should be placed in the /profiles directory
+in the Drupal root.
+
+In multisite configuration, extensions found in the sites/all directory
+structure are available to all sites. Alternatively, the sites/your_site_name/
+subdirectory pattern may be used to restrict extensions to a specific
+site instance.
+
+See the respective README.txt files in sites/all/themes and sites/all/modules
+for additional information about obtaining and organizing extensions.
+
+See INSTALL.txt in the Drupal root for information about single-site
+installation or multisite configuration.
diff --git a/sites/all/README.txt b/sites/all/README.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index c897088..0000000
--- a/sites/all/README.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,7 +0,0 @@
-
-This directory should be used to place downloaded and custom modules
-and themes which are common to all sites. Keeping contributed and
-custom modules and themes in the sites directory will aid in upgrading
-Drupal core files. Place contributed and custom modules and themes in
-the sites/all/modules and sites/all/themes directories respectively.
-
diff --git a/sites/all/modules/README.txt b/sites/all/modules/README.txt
index f4e35b5..c72b43e 100644
--- a/sites/all/modules/README.txt
+++ b/sites/all/modules/README.txt
@@ -1,4 +1,16 @@
+Place downloaded and custom modules that extend your site functionality beyond
+Drupal core in this directory to ensure clean separation from core modules and
+to facilitate safe, self-contained code updates. Contributed modules from the
+Drupal community may be downloaded at http://drupal.org/project/modules.
-This directory should be used to place downloaded and custom modules
-which are common to all sites. This will allow you to more easily
-update Drupal core files.
+It is safe to organize modules into subdirectories, such as "contrib" for
+contributed modules, and "custom" for custom modules. Note that if you move a
+module to a subdirectory after it has been enabled, you may need to clear the
+Drupal cache so that it can be found.
+
+In multisite configuration, modules found in this directory are available to
+all sites. Alternatively, the sites/your_site_name/modules directory pattern may
+be used to restrict modules to a specific site instance.
+
+Refer to the "Developing for Drupal" section of the README.txt in the Drupal
+root directory for further information on extending Drupal with custom modules.
diff --git a/sites/all/themes/README.txt b/sites/all/themes/README.txt
index e942521..e308af2 100644
--- a/sites/all/themes/README.txt
+++ b/sites/all/themes/README.txt
@@ -1,4 +1,14 @@
+Place downloaded and custom themes that modify your site's appearance in this
+directory to ensure clean separation from Drupal core and to facilitate safe,
+self-contained code updates. Contributed themes from the Drupal community may
+be downloaded at http://drupal.org/project/themes.
-This directory should be used to place downloaded and custom themes
-which are common to all sites. This will allow you to more easily
-update Drupal core files.
+It is safe to organize themes into subdirectories and is recommended to use
+Drupal's sub-theme functionality to ensure easy maintenance and upgrades.
+
+In multisite configuration, themes found in this directory are available to
+all sites. Alternatively, the sites/your_site_name/themes directory pattern may
+be used to restrict themes to a specific site instance.
+
+Refer to the "Appearance" section of the README.txt in the Drupal root
+directory for further information on theming.