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How "Content" is Stored

Since each Web page here is generated on-the-fly, the underlying software system needs to know more than just the text and images to present on the page. Authors also provide some accompanying information about the material they create, which tells the system how to properly present it and indicates if it additional bits need to be prepared to go with the material.

The first way you as the author tell the system what to do with the material you create is by choosing a particular "content type" for it. A variety of content types are available, such as "page," "event," and "link." For instance, when you create an "event" item, the Drupal system knows to add it to the list of events in the appropriate sidebar, as well as incorporating it into the calendar. If you create a "page" item, then these additional parts are not needed and won't be created.

Also, certain content types have special information associated with them, which the system will request from you. For instance, when you create an "event" the system will know to ask you to specify the date and time, and require that you enter that information.

 The central, wide section of most Web pages generated here is the "body" of the page, where the primary information associated with that page is presented. As an author, you will create what are called "nodes" that the server software will format and present within the body area of the page. Each node typically has a body text associated with it, plus some additional associated information that varies depending on the particular content type.



Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Gayan

Passion is the smoke, and emotion is the glow of love's fire; selflessness is the flame that illuminates the path.
— Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan - Talas