Acquia-compatible Drupal application based on the Drupal Recommended Project

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Acquia Drupal Recommended Project

This is a project template providing a great out-of-the-box experience for new Drupal 10 projects hosted on Acquia. It is based on the Drupal Recommended Project, with the principal difference being the addition of several modules and packages that provide the best possible out-of-the-box experience for Acquia customers.

This project includes the following packages and configurations:

The Acquia CMS Starterkit allows you to install Drupal for a given style of CMS:

Name Description
Acquia CMS Enterprise Low-code The low-code starter kit will install Acquia CMS with Site Studio and a UIkit. It provides drag and drop content authoring and low-code site building. An optional content model can be added in the installation process.
Acquia CMS Community The community starter kit will install Acquia CMS. An optional content model can be added in the installation process.
Acquia CMS Headless The headless starter kit preconfigures Drupal for serving structured, RESTful content to 3rd party content displays such as mobile apps, smart displays and frontend driven websites (e.g. React or Next.js).

For more information on selecting the Acquia CMS Starterkit that best fits your use case follow instructions.


Create a new project using Composer:

composer create-project --no-interaction acquia/drupal-recommended-project

Once you create the project, you can and should customize composer.json and the rest of the project to suit your needs. You will receive updates from any dependent packages, but not from the project template itself. It's yours to keep!

For instance, you can remove a provided package by running the following command and committing the changed composer.json and composer.lock to Git:

composer remove acquia/mysql56

You should only commit changes to composer.json and composer.lock. Do not commit files in the vendor, docroot/core, and similar directories (these are ignored by the provided .gitignore file). In order to run your application in another environment, you’ll need to run composer install to reinstall these assets. Acquia Code Studio’s Auto DevOps feature can do this automatically when deploying to Acquia Cloud.

Usage (Install Acquia CMS)

Install Acquia CMS using starterkit follow instructions.

Other Drupal versions

Drupal 10 is installed by default. To install Drupal 9, use the below command:

composer create-project acquia/drupal-recommended-project:^1

Next steps

After creating your project, if you'd also like to use Acquia BLT, do the following:


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