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Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Geller

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4. Customizing Content

In This Chapter

Defining Custom Types of Content

Putting Images and Styled Text in Content

Drupal suffers from the “blind men describing an elephant” syndrome. In that Indian fable, one man touches the trunk and declares that an elephant is like a tree branch; another touches the tail and says an elephant is like a rope; a third touches an ear and says the elephant is like a great leaf; and so forth. The thing observed is seen by its parts, according to the needs of the individual.

Since Drupal’s audience has historically been software developers, that’s translated into strong support for text and add-on programming. Two areas where it’s not been as capable are in creating content types with custom fields, and in supporting ...

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