Drupal Basics

2. Drupal Basics

Drupal is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) used in constructing websites. Drupal comes with amazing features and offers great levels of customization to a user.

 Some of the following concepts will come in handy as we progress through the rest of this tutorial:

Node – It is a generic term used to define any content on a website. A node could be the discussion topics, blog entries, news articles and stories. Each Node has a Content Type, Node Id, Title, date of creation and name of the author assigned to it.

Comment – When a user submits a piece of content attached to a particular node that is referred to as a comment viagra kaufen in der apotheke. Discussions resulting from a topic on a Forum site are a good example to describe a comment.

Module – Software or codes which extend the functionality of the core Drupal interface are referred to as modules. Drupal has an excellent library of modules which are available at http://drupal.org/project/modules

Database – Drupal stores information in the form of database tables. Different information types would have separate database tables assigned to them.

Themes – A combination of PHP and CSS files built-in to provide for an appealing layout is what we call themes. There are many user-contributed themes available on Drupal which can enhance the look and feel of your website. Drupal themes are available at http://drupal.org/project/Themes