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Using Drupal by Jeff Robbins, Nathan Haug, Jeff Eaton, James Walker, Angela Byron, Heather Berry

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Chapter 3. Job Posting Board

This chapter outlines the two most powerful features in Drupal. Yes, we’re saying outright that the two most powerful features are the Content Construction Kit and Views. The Content Construction Kit (commonly abbreviated CCK) allows you to create forms containing a variety of fields—such as checkboxes, select lists, image uploads, and many others—all without writing a line of code. The Views module is the natural counterpart to CCK, letting you get data out of your site rather than into it. Views allows you to create pages and blocks that pull data back out and display it to your visitors. Want a paged table showing product details that can be sorted by price or manufacturer? You can build it with CCK and Views. Want to display a block that lists the albums of a particular artist in a grid as a set of album cover thumbnails? You can build it with CCK and Views. Anywhere there’s a list of content on your website (and most websites are almost all just lists of content in one form or another), CCK and Views are the two key modules you need.

CCK and Views form the foundation of nearly every other project in this book and most of the Drupal-powered websites on the Internet. We’ll cover how to set up a new content type and customize the node form so that you can add any type of field for inputting data. We’ll configure a site that allows the creating of job openings, and then we’ll build an interface for browsing though available jobs.

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