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Playing Together
We have installed Drupal and its e-Commerce module; now let's discuss what these
modules are and how they work together with Drupal.
On its own, Drupal is a CMS, that is, it is designed for managing website content.
Other than that, it does not do much. Additional features, which may not be needed
by most users and are not included in the main release, are written by the Drupal
community (or anyone really, who wants to write one) as modules which "plug in"
to our Drupal installation.
Modules can effortlessly be plugged into the system, and then removed from it later,
making it really easy to extend the basic system, and in our case, we are converting a
powerful content management system into a powerful e-commerce website.
The module developer's guide ( ) contains advanced
information on the structure of modules, and information on how to write your
own modules.
In this chapter, we had a brief look into what a content management system is,
what Drupal is, what it can do for us, and how it works in relation to the
e-commerce module.
We also installed and configured the Drupal content management system and
installed the token module and the e-Commerce module, and we are now ready
to enable some e-Commerce features in our website for Doug's Dinos.
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