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Content is, ultimately, what Drupal is all about.

One of Drupal's key characteristics is the ability to use different content types. Think about a content type as a form that contains specific data fields about the content you're contributing. Content types help us out in a few different ways:

  • They help keep data entry consistent which, in turn, helps keep the display of data consistent
  • It provides a way to filter, sort, and query content based on that particular content type

The standard content types that are included in OSU Drupal 8 are:

  • Page
    • An all-purpose type of content that simply has a Title field and, in OSU Drupal 8, a Paragraphs field that you can use to add a variety of different layouts
  • Highlights
    • A type of content that provides you the ability to create graphic links to anything you want
  • Webform
    • A type of content that provides you the ability to create and configure forms that your audience can use to submit data