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Spotlight: Text Formats and Filters for Drupal 7

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Text formats are an important security feature of Drupal, so it pays to understand them. A text format will “scan” your content and make HTML formatting changes to it before sending it to the browser for display.  In this lesson we'll see what formats and filters are, and how they relate to each other, walk through the filter workflow, as well as reviewing the default formats that come with Drupal core.

Additional resources

Using Drupal, 2nd edition

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