Thunder Quick Installation

Thunder is a web-based open-source Content Management System based on Drupal 8. Thunder enabling its users to benefit from the Drupal community's continuous development efforts, as well as specific modules, contributed by Hubert Burda Media, other publishers, and industry partners – the Thunder Coalition.

Thunder Website: https://thunder.org/
Thunder Project Page: https://www.drupal.org/project/thunder


  1. Download and install Drupal Thunder . Note that if you plan to start your site with demo content, do not install the Thunder Demo module because TheMAG provides its own module for demo content.
  2. From Envato package unzip the INSTALLATION/themag-thunder.zip and move the themes, modules, libraries, and configuration directory to your Thunder root directory.
  3. Use Drush to enable required modules.
drush en -y \
  block_content \
  search \
  statistics \
  comment \
  poll \
  custom_pub \
  field_formatter \
  page_manager \
  page_manager_ui \
  panelizer \
  panels \
  panels_ipe \
  realname \
  slick_views \
  views_infinite_scroll \
  color_field \
  tb_megamenu \
  themag_tweaks
  1. Enable the TheMAG theme
# Note: Check your Drush version (drush --version) and use an appropriate command to enable the theme:

# If you have Drush 8+ run:
drush en -y themag_st

# If you have Drush 9+ run:
drush theme:enable themag_st
  1. Set TheMAG as a default theme
drush cset -y system.theme default themag_st
  1. Clear Drupal cache
drush cr
  1. Import the TheMAG configuration
 drush cim -y --partial --source=configuration/thunder_config/
  1. Set /home/1 as a default front page
drush cset -y system.site page.front /home/1
  1. Enable the TheMAG default content module. This module will create a few menu items and blocks so you can have an easy kick-start.
drush en -y themag_default_content

Install the demo content

To start with demo content, enable the TheMAG Thunder Demo module:

drush en -y themag_thunder_demo