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The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 by Károly Négyesi, Claudina Sarahe, Dani Nordin, Ed Carlevale, Benjamin Melançon, Amye Scavarda, Ryan Szrama, Kay VanValkenburgh, Brian Travis, Greg Anderson, Robert Douglass, Roy Scholten, Peter Wolanin, Susan Stewart, Mike Gifford, Forest Mars, Sam Boyer, Florian Lorétan, Allie Micka, Jake Strawn, Stefan Freudenberg, Dmitri Gaskin, Bojhan Somers, Albert Albala, George Cassie, Kasey Qynn Dolin, Jacine Luisi, Dan Hakimzadeh, Robin Monks, Nathaniel Catchpole, Stéphane Corlosquet, Mike Ryan, Michelle Lauer, Greg Stout

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How Drupal Works

by Dani Nordin

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.

How Drupal Works

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.

What Drupal Really Does

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 ...

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