drush core-quick-drupal

Download, install, serve and login to Drupal with minimal configuration and dependencies.

Drush Command

drush core-quick-drupal


site : Short name for the site to be created - used as a directory name and as sqlite file name. Optional - if omitted timestamped "quick-drupal" directory will be used instead.
projects : A list of projects to download into the new site. If projects contain extensions (modules or themes) with the same name they will be enabled by default. See --enable option to control this behaviour further.


drush qd
drush cutie


--core : Drupal core to download. Defaults to "drupal" (latest stable version).
--use-existing : Use an existing Drupal root, specified with --root. Overrides --core. Defaults to true when run from an existing site.
--profile : The install profile to use. Defaults to standard.
--enable : Specific extensions (modules or themes) to enable. By default, extensions with the same name as requested projects will be enabled automatically.
--server : Host IP address and port number to bind to and path to open in web browser (hyphen to clear a default path), all elements optional. See runserver examples for shorthand.
--no-server : Avoid starting runserver (and browser) for the created Drupal site.
--browser : Runserver option: If opening a web browser, which browser to user (defaults to operating system default). Use --no-browser to avoid opening a browser.
--use-name : [object Object]
--makefile : [object Object]
--root : [object Object]
--notes : Download option: Show release notes after each project is downloaded.
--variant : Download option: Only useful for install profiles. Possible values: 'full', 'projects', 'profile-only'.
--select : Download option: Select the version to download interactively from a list of available releases.
--skip : Download option: Skip automatic downloading of libraries (c.f. devel).
--pipe : Download option: Returns a list of the names of the extensions (modules and themes) contained in the downloaded projects.
--db-url : Site install option: A Drupal 6 style database URL. Only required for initial install - not re-install.
--db-prefix : Site install option: An optional table prefix to use for initial install.  Can be a key-value array of tables/prefixes in a drushrc file (not the command line).
--db-su : Site install option: Account to use when creating a new database. Must have Grant permission (mysql only). Optional.
--db-su-pw : Site install option: Password for the "db-su" account. Optional.
--account-name : Site install option: uid1 name. Defaults to admin
--account-pass : Site install option: uid1 pass. Defaults to a randomly generated password. If desired, set a fixed password in drushrc.php.
--account-mail : Site install option: uid1 email. Defaults to admin@example.com
--locale : Site install option: A short language code. Sets the default site language. Language files must already be present. You may use download command to get them.
--clean-url : Site install option: Defaults to clean; use --no-clean-url to disable. Note that Drupal 8 and later requires clean.
--site-name : Site install option: Defaults to Site-Install
--site-mail : Site install option: From: for system mailings. Defaults to admin@example.com
--config-dir : Site install option: A path pointing to a full set of configuration which should be imported after installation.
--variables : Runserver option: Key-value array of variables to override in the $conf array for the running site. By default disables drupal_http_request_fails to avoid errors on Windows (which supports only one connection at a time). Comma delimited list of name=value pairs (or array in drushrc).
--default-server : Runserver option: A default addr:port/path to use for any values not specified as an argument.
--dns : Runserver option: Resolve hostnames/IPs using DNS/rDNS (if possible) to determine binding IPs and/or human friendly hostnames for URLs and browser.
--version-control=backup : [object Object]
--version-control=bzr : [object Object]
--version-control=svn : [object Object]
--cache : Cache release XML and tarballs or git clones. Git clones use git's --reference option. Defaults to 1 for downloads, and 0 for git.
--package-handler=wget : [object Object]
--package-handler=git_drupalorg : [object Object]
--source : The base URL which provides project release history in XML. Defaults to http://updates.drupal.org/release-history.
--dev : Work with development releases solely.


Download and install stable release of Drupal into a timestamped directory, start server, and open the site logged in as admin.

drush qd
Fire up dev release of Drupal site with minimal install profile.
drush qd --profile=minimal --cache --core=drupal-8.0.x --yes
Fire up stable release (using the cache) of Drupal site called "testsite", download and enable devel module, start a server on port 8081 and open /admin in firefox.
drush qd testsite devel --server=:8081/admin --browser=firefox --cache --yes
Download and install the "Commerce Kickstart" distribution/install profile, display watchdog messages on the server console.
drush qd commercesite --core=commercekickstart --profile=commercekickstart --cache --yes --watchdog
Create and install a site from a makefile.
drush qd --makefile=mysite.make