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Drupal 7 Theming Cookbook by Karthik Kumar

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Using Panels to create a front-page layout

Panels are useful in a variety of scenarios. But, their most common use is in implementing complex front page designs which draw input from a number of sources and attempt to display them in a coherent layout.

In this recipe, we will look at using Panels to create a basic front-page layout.

Getting ready

It is assumed that the Panels module and its dependencies, which include the Chaos tools and the Page manager modules, are installed and enabled. The Panels module controls access to its features via the Permissions page at admin/people/permissions [Home | Administration | People | Permissions]. In cases where the Panels administrator is not logged in as user ID 1, it is assumed that relevant permissions ...

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