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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition by Bill Fitzgerald, James R. Robertson

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Drupal terminology

Drupal, like most software applications, has a specific lexicon. Mastering Drupal jargon is useful for many reasons, not the least of which is that using Drupal-specific terminology can help you search for information more effectively. The glossary in this chapter will give you an overview of commonly used Drupal terms and what they mean.

This list of terminology will cover our common tasks and features. For a glossary that delves into some of the technical aspects of Drupal, the Glossary page in the Drupal handbook is a useful resource, which can be found at http://drupal.org/glossary:

  • Entity: An entity is a new concept in Drupal 7 and it describes one instance of an entity type.
  • Entity type: An entity type groups together fields ...

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