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Getting Started Drupal

Getting Started Drupal


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Published by: malay on Sep 30, 2008
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Drupal comes with two preconfigured content types enabled by default, "Page" and "Story". In previous versions
of Drupal these were actually separate modules, currently they are merely starting content types with different
names and default configurations. The can be renamed or deleted. By default:

A page doesn't post author information, timestamps or comments by default.
A story does post author information, timestamps or comments by default and is set to automatically promote all
posts to the front page.

As they are processed as two different node types, they can have different editing permissions and even be themed
differently. These defaults serve as preconfigured examples and can be changed. To see these settings look in the
Content Management section of the Administer page.

The description for Content types is “Manage posts by content type, including default status, front page promotion,
etc.” Click on Content types

On the Content types page you will find a listing of the available content types for your site. This list depends on
what modules you have enabled and if you have created any additional content types. For now click on the edit
link in the Operations column for Page content type.

There are three areas on this page. Identification, Submission form and Workflow.

For now scroll down to the bottom. In a new Drupal install you will have Default options, default comment
settings and attachments. These settings control the default behavior of the content type for users without special

Basic Content Management


Default options:

Published - This determines if site visitors can see this content.
Promoted to front page - If your front page is set to /node (default Drupal behavior) then this will post the content
to the front page.
Sticky at top of lists - Posts will stay at top of lists. Normal behavior is most recent date first.
Create new revision - This will save a copy of each edit to a given piece of content.

Default comment settings control whether you allow comments on a given content type. Requires that the comment
module be enabled.

Various contributed modules can add other options here.

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