In a Drupal website, certain words or numbers that, taken together, form part of the URL
of a page. For example, in the URL for this page (http://drupal.org/node/937), "937" is an
argument that define how this page will be called from the database. A URL can be a mix
of static elements and arguments. Some modules, most notably Views, allow the use of
"wildcard" arguments that allow a particular page to vary depending on context.
Blocks are a method for positioning data within a page. They often contain lists of nodes
or other navigational content and are frequently placed in the left or right regions of a
page. Assignment to a region is specified through the admin settings. Blocks themselves
are not nodes. You can specify that a block only appears on certain pages or in certain
contexts. The appearance of a block is controlled in a theme by the (code: block($subject,
$content, $region = "main") method.
Configuring and Managing Blocks
CCK (Content Construction Kit) #
A contributed module which permits site developers to define custom fields and content
types. A variety of extension modules to CCK exist permitting specialized field
definitions such as images, dates, and computed values
core or Drupal core #
Refers to the Drupal files and modules included with the Drupal project download.
Used to describe objects that can have hierarchical relationships, such as menu items,
book pages, taxonomy terms and so on. A "child" menu item, for example, is nested
under another menu item, which is referred to as the "parent" menu item. See also: parent
core committers #
A team of Drupal developers that review proposed changes to the Drupal core and
maintain code. They are the only ones who have write access to the core CVS repository.
core contributor #
Core contributors are software developers who contribute code patches or documentation
for the Drupal core. Contributions are peer reviewed and then evaluated by the core
code freeze #
Refers to a