Introduction to Drupal powerful module Panels

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Drupal panels module allows site administrator to create customized layout for individual pages. At its core it is a drag and drop content manager that’s lets user to visually design a layout and place content within the layout.

It is the core eng

ine for a number of sub-modules, including Panels pages, Panels nodes, Mini panels, and Views panes.

There are several terms which is used while using panels.

  1. Panel page : A page on which you want to use panels. E.g. Taxonomy page,Node page or you can create New custom page and define URL for it
  2. Pane : A block which contain content on page.
  3. Layout: is predefined collection of panels. A layout can be 2 column or 3 columns or multiple rows and colums like bricks
  4. Selection Rule : Rules which handles which layout should be displayed for which page. E.g. if you want different layout for different content type you can use selection rules in node page.

Panels 3 is the most recent version of drupal Panels module.

In the next post

i will discuss about how to use Drupal panels in your website.

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Web Developer by profession, Having more than 5 years of experience in PHP, JQuery, Wordpress, Drupal, Magento and CakePHP. You can follow me on twitter


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