Panels are useful in a variety of scenarios. But their most common use case is in implementing complex front-page designs which draw input from a number of sources, and attempt to display them in a cohesive layout.
In this recipe, we will look at using Panels to create a basic front-page layout.
It is assumed that the Panels module and its dependencies which include the Chaos tools and the Page manager modules are installed and enabled. The Panels module controls access to its features via the Permissions page at
admin/user/permissions (Home | Administer | User management | Permissions). In cases where the Panel's administrator is not logged in as user ID 1, it is assumed that relevant permissions ...