This is a definition list of common drupal terms. For a comprehensive list, please visit https://drupal.org/glossary


Blocks

Blocks are boxes of content. Once created, a Block can be modified to adjust its appearance, shape, size and position or which page it appears on.

Content Type

A Drupal web site could contain many types of content, such as pages, news articles, events, or people. Content types have default settings that predefine their behaviour, what fields they contain and whether they are published automatically.

Inception

DS Inception is a powerful display tool that allows editors to add/delete/move blocks of content around a page. The module was developed by a 3rd party consultant in collaboration with UQ.

Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the practice of classifying things. In Drupal, the Taxonomy module allows you to classify your website content, and it can be an important part of your information architecture.

Menu

The menu is a list of links to the primary pages of your site.

Modules

A Drupal module is an extension to the Drupal CMS. It is written in PHP and uses the Drupal hook system to implement functionality not otherwise offered by Drupal Core.

Nodes

All content on a Drupal website is stored and treated as "nodes". A node is any posting, such as a page, event, article, person.

Views

Views provide a flexible way for lists of nodes to be displayed under different conditions and in different design patterns.
Read more on views.

Webforms and forms

A webform is synonymous with a form.

WYSIWYG Editor

WYSIWYG is an acronym for "what you see is what you get". It allows an editor to see what the end result will look like while the content is being created or modified. The WYSIWYG comes with a set number of tools that allow editors to perform basic modifications to headings, text, images, tables, links, & anchors.