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Behind the Website (Drupal)


Behind the Web pages you are viewing at this site is a software server package called Drupal, which actually builds each page on request from parts. Unlike static websites that present prepared pages, the Drupal system dynamically builds each Web page served, based on information in the URL address you provide, and its knowledge about who you are from your login information. That is why you can change settings in your "My Account" profile to customize things like which blocks of information appear in the sidebars.

As authors you will create the material from which the Drupal server software works its magic. You will give the system the information it needs to tell it what to present to viewers, how to present it, and what sorts of accompanying items to generate (e.g. the event lists in the sidebars). In the following pages, we'll explore the authoring tools that the server provides for you.

If you want to learn more details about Drual, there is a good overview at drupal.org.

 

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Gayan

Goodness and wickedness both exist in human nature at the same time; only when one is manifest the other is hidden, like the lining inside the coat.
— Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan - Chalas