How to set the default front page in Drupal?

Drupal allows to display published articles or pages on front page. It is simple to provide your article or page as a front page by updating configuration settings. Below are the steps to set default front page for your Drupal based website.

This article applies to:

  • Drupal 7.x

Step (1). Log-in into your Drupal based website as an administrator.

Step (2). Click on Configuration link which is displayed in top menu. It will display a configuration page.

Drupal - Configuration menu

Drupal – Configuration menu

Step (3). In configuration page, click on Site information link, which is usually under SYSTEM group. It displays site information settings to allow you to change site name, site slogan, e-mail address etc.,

Drupal - Configuration page

Drupal – Configuration page

Step (4). In site information page, check for FRONT PAGE section and in Default front page field, provide the relative URL to display as the front page. Leave it blank, if you want to display the default front page.

For eg: If you want to display your site’s about page as the front page, provide the page name in the Default front page field.

Drupal - Site information page

Drupal – Site information page

Step (5). Once you entered the value in Default front page field, click on Save configuration button which is on bottom of the page to save your changes.

Step (6). Now click on home button on top menu of the page. Now your Drupal based website will display the front page which you set instead of the default front page.

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