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Drupal For Dummies® by Lynn Beighley

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Chapter 5. Creating Content: Pages and Stories

In This Chapter

  • Understanding nodes

  • Beginning content creation

  • Organizing your content

  • Telling stories

  • Creating pages

What's the point of creating a Web site without content? The primary reason to have a Web site is to communicate. You need content to get your message across, be it to sell something, to teach something, or to build a community. This chapter is all about content creation and organization.

The term content in this book refers to text, images, and other media intended to communicate information to site visitors. In this chapter, I focus on creating pages and adding text and image content to the pages of your site.

Understanding Drupal Nodes

Drupal has several types of content. In this chapter, I discuss two types: pages and stories. Each page or story you create for your Drupal site is stored as a structure called a node. Think of a node as a block of content, be it a page, story, or blog posting.

Warning

Don't confuse a Drupal page with a Web page. Drupal uses the word page to describe a block of content that doesn't allow comments and is largely static. And while you can view a page node as though it were a single Web page, you can do the same with a story node or any of the Drupal node types discussed in this book.

Making basic pages

At this point, your site has a home page. Chances are you need additional content on your site for things such as contact information and information about your company or group. Drupal pages contain ...

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