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Todd Tomlinson, Enterprise Drupal 8 Development, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0253-1_1

1. Introduction to Drupal

Todd Tomlinson

(1)Tigard, Oregon, USA

This chapter provides a basic overview of what a content management system (CMS) is, how Drupal 8 fills the role as an enterprise class CMS, the major building blocks of Drupal 8, and how to create content on your new Drupal 8 web site.

Content Management Systems

In its simplest form, a CMS is a software package that provides tools for authoring, publishing, and managing content on a web site. “Content” includes anything from a news story, a blog post, a video, or a photograph, to a podcast, an article, or a description of a product that you are selling. In more general terms, content is ...

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