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Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours by Jesse Feiler

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Hour 5. Using Drupal Nodes

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to Build a Site from Scratch

• Explore Drupal’s Node Structure

• Build Your Own Nodes

Introduction

Having explored the overall architecture of Drupal, it is time to get into the basics of Drupal’s content architecture. The primary component of the content architecture is the node, the topic of this hour. In the world of computer science, a node is an abstract object that may contain data and may have relationships to other nodes. In Drupal, stories, articles, images, events, and just about every other type of content is a node. The abstraction comes about because it is possible to talk about nodes without having to specify “stories, images, events, and just ...

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