Chapter 7. Working with Nodes

This chapter will introduce nodes and node types. I'll show you how to create a node type in two different ways. I'll first show you the programmatic solution by writing a module that uses Drupal hooks. This approach allows for a greater degree of control and flexibility when defining what the node can and can't do. Then I'll show you how to build a node type from within the Drupal administrative interface. Finally, we'll investigate Drupal's node access control mechanism.


Developers often use the terms node and node type. In Drupal's user interface, they are referred to as posts and content types, respectively, in an effort to use terms that will resonate with site administrators.

So What Exactly Is a Node?

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