This series outlines the two most powerful features in Drupal: Fields and Views. These two building blocks are fundamental to building Drupal sites. The Field module comes with core and allows you to customize entry forms for entities, like node or user forms, by adding a variety of fields—such as checkboxes, select lists, or file uploads. The Views module is a contributed module that is the natural counterpart to Field, letting you get data out of your site rather than into it. Views allow you to create pages and blocks that pull data back out and display it to your visitors. Anywhere there’s a list of content on your website (and most websites are almost all just lists of content in one form or another), Field and Views are the two key modules you need.
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