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.
- 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
- Pane : A block which contain content on page.
- Layout: is predefined collection of panels. A layout can be 2 column or 3 columns or multiple rows and colums like bricks
- 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.