Summary

Knowing how to deal with content ef ciently and quickly is a highly desirable trait when it comes to working with CMS systems such as Drupal. To this end, this chapter set the foundation for you to work from by giving an overview of the fundamentals. To start with, we took a brief look at the various types of content that can be implemented using Drupal and then discussed how to work with that content using the administration tool.

At the moment, content management might seem fairly straightforward, but as the site grows larger, the job becomes slightly harder. Ensuring that you spend time learning about the content-related administrative areas of the Administer menu will ensure that you stay on top of things as you begin attempting more complex contentoriented tasks.

The second half of this chapter demonstrated some of the powerful functionality that ships with Drupal or is provided by contributions. We saw that it is possible to create books and aggregate RSS feeds with relative ease, and in turn syndicate content so that it is made available to other sites to consume. Having the ability to do this with only the minimum of fuss is a quantum leap for the Internet as a whole, and Drupal makes it a breeze.

Armed with a solid understanding of how to work with content, as well as the type of things available to use, we are now ready to look at some slightly more advanced content issues. The next chapter will talk about how to create your own dynamic and attractive content, as well as talk about how to categorize content.

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