Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to content types, part of Drupal 7: Custom Module Development.
So far the only persistent data that I've been dealing with have been persistent variables. …While useful for storing settings, they have an extremely limited scope. …Web applications typically handle many different kinds of content each with its own behavior …and interactions. …In Drupal, a single item of content is referred to as a node and each node belongs to a single …content type. Each content type has a common set of properties such as publishing options, …creation dates, unique identifiers, and so forth.…
These properties are known as fields. …For example, Drupal Core provides two content types enabled by default. …Articles, which are generally used for information that is updated frequently and categorized, …and basic pages which are typically used for static content. …Other content types that come with Drupal core include blog entries, forms for discussions and polls. …New content types can be created and managed using the Drupal admin interface. …However, this can be a laborious process and doesn't typically offer custom functionality …
- Creating your first module
- Interacting with hooks
- Working with permissions and roles
- Controlling access
- Adding a menu item to an admin interface
- Using the Form API (FAPI) to quickly create a form
- Creating custom form validation
- Manually creating a custom content type
- Validating user input
- Importing content using feeds
- Creating a block
- Understanding best practices and coding standards
Skill Level Advanced
Q: gmap3_tools is not working the way I expected it to. What version of gmap3_tools should I be using?
A: Use the free exercise file containing the version of gmap3_tools used for recording; the published version of the module on drupal.org has changed since recording and is not backwards compatible.
Q: I attempted to run the Drupal site root from the project files, but the site isn't loading. Why not?
A: The Drupal configuration file in sites/default/settings.php contains database configuration specific to the environment used to record the movie. This may be different than your environment. Edit the file and search for "windfarms" - you may need to change the database host, username, password, db name and port to match your specific environment.