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Pro Drupal 7 for Windows Developlers by Brian Travis

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Chapter 6. Content Types and Permissions

The main purpose of a content management system (CMS) is to manage content. That's true, but what exactly is content? And what does it mean to manage it?

In a modern, web-based CMS, content is generally thought of as the words that are displayed on the screen for people to read. This includes such elements as front-page stories on a newspaper web site, blog entries on a political pundit's site, or forum posts.

For each of these examples, the content differs slightly. For example, a newspaper article might have a piece of text called a headline, plus information such as a dateline, a byline, and possibly an abstract. After that might be a combination of paragraphs, quotes, illustrations, and links to other ...

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