Drupal 7 Features You Should Start with

What is Drupal? Drupal is usually described as a free open-source CMS. Nevertheless in reality it is a framework that can build interactive applications, document repositories, database-driven websites and more. A Drupal Page Primarily Drupal pages consist of: A header representing the site name and slogan, logo and more. A main menu with links to the section landing pages. Multiple areas where you can place blocks of content and other functionality. An area with pages defining the webpage URL. Your theme defines the style, quantity, behavior, and placement of webpage regions. Drupal Menus Drupal 7 has the four variants of menu: The Main Menu (displays links to the main sections of your site). The Navigation Menu (provides links to create content). The Management Menu (the black admin bar across the top of your screen). The User Menu (includes the My Account and Logout links). You can create your own menu as well. Types of Drupal Pages The node is the most common type of Drupal page. The node can be an event page, a blog post, an article and so on. But there are also other types of pages including but not limited to: Panel pages. Panel pages provide a means of creating node page layouts and custom pages by including bundles of page layout modules. Module pages. Such types of pages vary based on the module. A module, which displays a form or content, will probably come with a URL path for you to use. For instance, the search module presents a search engine results page. Views pages. These pages help you query the database and display bits of information about your nodes or other data. Drupal does not have Views pages by default, but they can be added developing a site. Default teaser pages. Drupal’s homepage represents by default a teaser list of nodes. There is also a term teaser page, displaying all nodes marked with a specific taxonomy term. Administrative pages. You should use such type of pages when configuring Drupal. If you develop a module, to configure it you can create an admin page. Webform pages. These are online forms including a contact form, sign up form, survey, etc. Using them, you can collect data from users and export it for use elsewhere afterwards.