Before you can get started working with Drupal, there are a few basic things you should know. This chapter provides a broad overview of how Drupal works, and some basic terms and concepts you should know before you get started.
Drupal, much like systems such as WordPress (
wordpress.org) or Expression Engine (
expressionengine.com), is a Content Management System (CMS). It takes your content as individual pieces of information and gives you a framework for displaying that content in a way that makes sense to your site's audience.
The easiest way to think about Drupal is as a digital coin sorter. Your nodes are the coins, and content types are the different denominations ...