How Drupal Works

by Dani Nordin

Before you can get started working with Drupal, there are a few basic things you should know. This chapter provides a broad overview of how Drupal works, and some basic terms and concepts you should know before you get started.

How Drupal Works

Drupal, much like systems such as WordPress ( or Expression Engine (, is a Content Management System (CMS). It takes your content as individual pieces of information and gives you a framework for displaying that content in a way that makes sense to your site's audience.

What Drupal Really Does

The easiest way to think about Drupal is as a digital coin sorter. Your nodes are the coins, and content types are the different denominations ...

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