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Learning Drupal 8 by Richard Jones, Nick Abbott

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Chapter 3. Basic Concepts

When you first start learning Drupal, there are some key terms that you will come across, which are used to define the components of the system. These are:

  • Modules
  • Entities
  • Nodes
  • Fields
  • Taxonomy
  • Blocks
  • Views

Understanding these terms and how they relate to one another will ease your journey into Drupal. Using the correct terminology when reporting issues will mean you are more likely to be understood by the community and therefore are more likely to get help as and when you need it.

In this chapter, we will look at each of the components to provide a better foundation for learning Drupal.

Modules

As we discussed in Chapter 1, Introduction, Drupal is highly modular in its design; you can switch on or off various bits of functionality ...

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