Drupal Key Terms

Key Terms

There are some key terms you'll need to know when working within Drupal. We've explained these key words below. 



A group in Drupal refers to your site. A group can be an initiative, an organization, or a subsite. As a user, you can belong to one or several groups.


A node is any piece of content, like a page, an update, or a blog post, that you'll create in the site. You'll use the nodes call-to-action button in Drupal to create this content.


In Drupal, each user has a role associated with it. Permissions vary for each role - author, editor, publisher, and admin - with an author having the most basic set of permissions and an admin having the most advanced. For example, authors can't publish content they've created, but a publisher can. An editor can't add members to a group, but an admin can.

Landing page

Think of the landing page in Drupal as your site's home page.


Components are used within the layout builder to create content, such as a call-to-action, an accordion, an image link, and many others. We introduce you to all our component types in our Components page.