Site Building

Introduction to Building Websites Using the Panels Module for Drupal 7

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In this first series of Panels videos on you will learn how to use the Panels module to take your Drupal website to the next level.  When you reach the limits of what Drupal alone allows you to do with its layouts, adding Panels to your site enables you to create more sophisticated displays of your content.   Here are just a few things the Panels module makes easy:

  • Divide the display of your content into multiple columns
  • Place blocks into the center of your pages
  • Use different layouts on the same page, under different circumstances

Because Panels works with the Page Manager module in ctools, you get all the benefits of the page manager, as well as complex control of your layouts. Page manager allows you to take over many of the ‘default’ displays in Drupal, including the display of content (nodes), profiles (users), category listings (taxonomy), and also the edit forms for each of these entities.

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