Today in this documentation we will explain how to install Panels in Drupal. Panels is a way to customize the layout of your Drupal website and arrange how the pages look.
If you want to install Panels in your Drupal site then you need to perform step by step process given underneath. Before you can use Panels, you will need to install a few modules. These are cTools, Layout plugin, Page Manager and Panels. Without any of these, you won’t be able to customize the layout of your site.
Follow the steps to Install Panels in Drupal:
Step::1 Open your web browser and enter the given URL
Step::2 Scroll down to Downloads section and click on the zip file to download
Step::3 Save the zip file to your local PC.
Step::4 Now open a new tab and enter the given URL
Step::5 Scroll down to Downloads section and click on the zip file to download
Step::6 Save the zip file to your local PC.
Step::7 In the same way download Layout plugin. In a new tab go the given URL
Step::8 Click on Download tar.gz tab
Step::9 Save the file into your local PC
Step::10 Now in the same way download the Panels module. Open a new tab and go to the given URL
Step::10 Scroll down to Downloads section and click on the zip file to download
Step::11 Save the zip file to your local PC.
Now that we have downloaded all the modules required, we will move ahead with further steps.
Step::12 Login to your Drupal dashboard and go to Extend section
Step::13 Click on “Install New Module” button.
Step::14 Click on Browse button and upload the ctools.zip files you downloaded earlier and click on Install.
Step::15 Once the module is installed, click on “Enable newly added module” to enable it.
Step::16 Check all the boxes related to ctools module to enable it
Step::17 Click on Install button
Once it is successfully enabled you will see a success message as shown below.
Step::18 Install all the other modules which you downloaded earlier in the same manner and enable it.
Step::19 Once the installation of modules is completed, go back to Dashboard and click on Pages under “Structure” section
Step::20 Here click over Add Page button
Step::21 Now choose Panels from the drop down under Variant type and click on Next button
Step::22 Choose a Builder platform to Standard and click “Next.”
Step::23 Finally Choose a layout for the page and click “Next.”
Step::24 Once you add the blocks you want to your page, click the “Finish” button.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Panels in your Drupal website!!!
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