Yesterday I installed Drupal Commons on http://campus-24.com/. The version was grabbed from http://commons.acquia.com/home, but I am not very sure I have chosen the Drupal Commons installation profile.

In general the installation ends up with the appearance of exactly the same theme that is shown on http://commons.acquia.com/home.

It is pretty interesting that the above mentioned site does not feel/look, and it does not behave as a Commons. In short: The look and feel, and the behavior of the site is totally neurotic! If I look in the administrative area, I have only the following 6 themes in the system to choose between:

  • Bluemarine
  • Chameleon
  • Marvin
  • Garland
  • Minnelli
  • Pushbutton

So I guess there isn't a clear evidence that I have installed the wrong profile, the Drupal standalone installation profile, and not the Commons profile. Where can I have a closer look at which profile is active?


I finally got it: After several trials, I ported over an installation of the Drupal Commons that was smoothly installed on the local Lampp.


The profile used to install the site is stored in the variable install_profile. There's a few different ways you can see the value:

  • Pop into the variable table in your database and search for install_profile:

    select value from variable where name='install_profile';
  • Install the Devel module and visit mysite.com/devel/variable
  • Put this custom code in a template file somewhere:

    <?php print variable_get('install_profile', 'No install profile found.'); ?>

Hope that helps

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  • hello clive - many thx for the answer. i will do all ou advice - and i come back to report. many thx for all the hints. – zero Jan 24 '12 at 18:49
  • on a first glance: install_profile was not found in the whole database!!! Now i will try out more !! i come back and report – zero Jan 24 '12 at 20:16
  • update: thx for the hints - finally got it: i after several trials i ported over a installation of the drupal commons 6x24 that was installed smoothley on the local lampp. See here the results: schulcenter.org/?q=home looks that went all well; many many thanks for all your help! Greetings – zero Jan 25 '12 at 0:49

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