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Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Kurt Madel

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Chapter 2. Custom Content Types and an Introduction to Module Development

The ability to easily define custom content types is a core feature of Drupal, and what makes Drupal a great system for managing web content. However, prior to Drupal 7, the contributed CCK module was required to create custom fields on content types. Now, field-able content types are baked right into Drupal 7core.

This chapter will walk you through the content types included with Drupal core, and the creation of a custom Recipe content type. Content type creation will include an overview of the different field types available in Drupal 7. However, the more interesting aspect of this chapter will include an initial introduction to module development. We will develop a custom ...

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