Chapter 4. Custom Content Types

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Creating a basic content type
  • Configuring the output of the content type
  • Applying an image format
  • Installing more field types
  • Creating a more advanced content type
  • Building a custom content importer
  • Building a forum


This chapter is all about creating and configuring content types. In Drupal, all content is organized into nodes, and each node has a particular content type, such as Basic page, Article, or Blog entry, which all ship with the Drupal core. What differentiates one content type from another, are their custom fields. For example, if you were making a job listings section of your site, you could create a content type, Job, which might have the additional fields, Salary, ...

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