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Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook by Karthik Kumar

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Adding an existing block to the theme

Drupal's page layout is customarily divided into a content area and a number of regions which are laid out differently from theme to theme. For example, a theme could have a region named Left sidebar and Right sidebar which will be displayed to the left and right-hand side of the content respectively. Regions serve as containers for blocks.

Blocks are self-contained elements which are located within regions and typically contain information or functionality which is repeated consistently across multiple pages. They can contain contextual information which complements the actual content of a page, such as a block which outputs information about the author of the node currently being displayed, or static information, ...

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