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Drupal® For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Lynn Beighley

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Chapter 5

Creating Content: Basic Pages and Articles

In This Chapter

  • Understanding nodes
  • Beginning content creation
  • Organizing your content
  • Writing articles
  • Creating basic pages

What's the point of creating a website without content? The primary reason to have a website is to communicate. You need content to get your message across, be it to sell something, to teach something, or to build a community. This chapter is all about content creation and organization.

The term content in this book refers to text, images, sound, video, and what's in other such media files that are intended to communicate information to site visitors. In this chapter, we focus on creating basic pages and adding text and image content to the pages of your site.

Understanding Drupal Nodes

Drupal has several types of content. In this chapter, we discuss two types: basic pages and articles. Each basic page or article you create for your Drupal site is stored as a structure called a node. Think of a node as a block of content, be it a basic page, article, or blog posting.

image Don't confuse a Drupal page with a web page. Drupal uses the expression basic page to describe a block of content that doesn't allow comments and is largely static. And while you can view a basic page node (for example, a page that contains directions to your office or contact information) as though it were a single web page, you can do ...

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