It is possible that you have created and edited a Drupal website on a server and now find that you want to work on this Drupal installation locally instead to speed up development time. To do this you need to import the Core Drupal website to your local Acquia Drupal AMP stack and make some local modifications. Here are the step by step instructions:
- FTP the entire Drupal folder from the server down to a local directory on your computer.
- Export the Drupal database from the server to your local computer.
- On the Acquia Dev Desktop Control Panel, select the ‘Localhost’ dropdown menu and choose ‘more’.
- Click the ‘Import’ button and fill in the details as in the following screenshot.
- Set the ‘site path’ folder to the location where the source code resides (see Step 1.)
- Select the ‘I have a MySql database dump file for my site’ radio button and give the database a new name.
- Choose a local server name to run your core Drupal installation from. Note that it is not possible to use ‘localhost’.
- Remove the contents of $databases = array ();
- Remove the salt string also.