A single web site could contain many types of content, such as informational
pages, news items, polls, blog posts, real estate listings, etc. In Drupal, each
item of content is called a node, and each node belongs to a single content
type, which defines various default settings for nodes of that type, such as
whether the node is published automatically and whether comments are permitted.
You can create your custom content types by going to
Structure -> content types -> Add content
To open the content types in drupal, first of all login Drupal Administrator
Panel and go to Structure -> Content
In Drupal technology, there are basically seven core content types.
Let’s take a brief idea about these seven core content types.
The Article content type is enabled in Drupal in the default installation
profile. Articles are generally used for information that is updated more
frequently and often cross-referenced and categorized (such as news items or
resources). By default, Articles are sorted with the most recent post at the
top, but this can be customized with contributed modules like Views.
To add article content type in drupal, you’ve to login in Drupal Administrator
Panel and go to
Now click on ‘Add content type’ link
and fill all appropriate information in text fields.
After filling appropriate information, click on button
‘Save content type’.
The Basic page content type is enabled in Drupal in the default installation
profile. Typically Basic pages are used for static content that can (but are not
required to) be linked into the main navigation bar.
To add basic page content types in Drupal website, first of all you’ve to login
Drupal Administrator Panel and go to Structure -> content type -> Add content type; fill all the required
information in text fields and click on ‘Save content type’ button.
After saving the content type following window will be appearing.
A Blog (short for weblog) is an online journal or diary, and the core Blog
module allows registered users on your site to create their own blogs. Each
entry in a user blog has content type Blog Entry.
That is, the core Blog module that comes with Drupal allows every authenticated
and authorized user to maintain an individual online blog. Blogs are made up of
individual posts that are time stamped and are typically viewed by date as you
would view a journal. Blog entries can be made public or private to the site
members, depending on which roles have access to view content.
Book pages are designed to be part of a collaborative book, enabled by the core
Book module. An example of a collaborative book is the Drupal developer
documentation (such as Drupal API, Module installation, template or theme
installation etc). In older versions of Drupal, only nodes of content type Book
Page could be added to a book, but now nodes of any content type can be part of
Comment is type of website feedback which is submitted by Users. Comments
actually aren't nodes, so Comment is technically not a
‘content type’. Enabled by default,
the Comment module allows site visitors to add comments (typically short notes
and replies to other comments) to nodes on the site.
To open the comment section in Drupal website, first of all you’ve to login
Drupal Administrator Panel and go to Content -> Commnet.
Here is no any comments have been submitted so far, so there is no any comment
A Forum node defines a topic for a forum discussion; people can reply to the
topic by using comments. Forum nodes are organized into subject areas via
Taxonomy (list of categories). That
is, forum is a more reliable part of website through which users can easily
interact with other user. It’s a platform where person’s shared their knowledge
A Poll is a question that offers the visitor a set of multiple choice responses.
A poll, once created, automatically provides a simple running count of the
number of votes received for each response.
You’ve to make custom Content type too for your convenience or you can also use
to module to extend the content types in drupal.
This is the complete description on Content types. I hope you will enjoy it.
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