Introducing the Booklet Module
mark — Mon, 12/14/2009 - 17:58
Booklets are linear lists of nodes that can be navigated much like books from the Drupal core.
You are looking at a page in a booklet right now.
Immediately you will notice some similarities to book. There are navigation features, such as "previous" and "next" page links at the bottom of the node. There is also a block that links to all the nodes in the booklet, titled "In This Section".
Booklet differs from Book in these key ways:
- The primary design imperative is ease of use to content creators that may not be technically adept.
- A Booklet is a flat list of nodes rather than a hierarchy
- Booklets are added to by using an "Add Page" link, rather than selecting a parent node and weight in the node form or 'outline' tab
- Drag and drop arrangement (tabledrag) of node order is available to all users with edit permission, not just administrators
Booklet also is somewhat similar to the Paging module, which allows making multi-page content by inserting '<!--pagebreak--->' in the body of the node. Booklet differs from Paging in these key ways:
- All pages are individual nodes that can (and will) have their own taxonomy terms, comments, CCK node references, etc.
- Editing very long content is more manageable with Booklet
Log in as "test", password "test" to create Booklet content.