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Spotlight: Field and Field UI Modules for Drupal 7

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The Field module provides an extremely flexible framework for creating forms to enter content. In past versions of Drupal, this was provided by a contributed module called the Content Construction Kit, or CCK, but this now a feature that comes with Drupal core itself. In this lesson we're going to get an overview of the Field module and the pieces it provides, including field types, input widgets, displays, view modes, and formatters. We'll also take a look at reusing existing fields and what that means.

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Using Drupal, 2nd edition

Drupalize.Me Guide: Using Drupal Book by O'Reilly Media