Creating new devdaily content types with Drupal CCK and Views

I haven't gotten around to formatting the pages that you'll see just yet, but a cool thing about Drupal is that with the CCK and Views modules, you can very easily create and then display new "content types" on your websites.

For example, I just added the following content types to the devdaily website:

For the new Bookmarks content type, I've been wanting to create a bookmarks module without having to use someone else's public service. I was happy with Delicious, but once Yahoo messed that all up, I haven't been bookmarking anything.

I created the Source Code Snippets content type because I always see little snippets of code here and there that I grab and use in my own programs, and this gives me (a) a way to easily find them again, and (b) a way to give attribution to the original author.

For the Inspirational Quotes, every once in a while I see something I really like, and I usually end up copying and pasting it in an email to myself, then putting it in a special email folder. Now I can just show them here.

If you haven't used the CCK and Views modules before, they are very cool, a little bit of a "killer feature" for Drupal compared to other content management systems. You can do a lot of things with CCK and Views without having to do any Drupal/PHP programming, and while all my pages need to have their CSS styled properly, no programming was required to (a) create the data entry forms or (b) show the views that you can see with the links above.

If you can't find any good, free Drupal CCK and Views video tutorials on the internet, just leave a comment below, and I'll be glad to create some. They're fairly easy to use once you get past that initial "learning cliff" (as opposed to "learning curve").

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