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I love Drupal,... to a point. And I'm going to keep slogging away at it until I get it. But for 2 months I've been stuck on a problem that seems to me to be dumb.
I keep seeing reference to "custom content types" but Drupal appears to have no such function. Maybe it's a language thing, but at best Drupal really only has one kind of content type and all other content types are merely a modification of the main "article" content type.
I know, you're all rolling around laughing yourself silly at what I just wrote there but that's what my experience is showing me. Why?
Because so far I cannot find a way to accomplish the simple task of over-riding the title url of a post. That's it. Something thousands of Drupal sites do yet either I can't ask the question right or this is precious information allowed to only a select few.
I get sent down Views tangents that go nowhere. I never could understand how Views could have the ability to replace the url in the title since as far as I can tell from the 3000 hours I've spent fooling around in Views, it has no effect what Drupal produces in the "river of news."
I'm not asking for technical support. I'm just venting.
Why isn't this functionality more intuitive in the core functionality? This is something thousands of sites do and thousands more need yet getting there is harder than setting up the whole site put together. I got a site 95% done and I'm stuck on this dumb issue that I think should be more native to Drupal than it is?
I've asked dozens of times everywhere I can looking for someone, anyone, who could answer this question and I get a lot of verbose, truncated answers meant more for someone with 30 years university and a P.h.D in computer sciences. I even ended up going off into a tangent with the series of a dozen "modulettes" of the base_core/base_link family. Good grief! That's like 20 modules just so I can over-ride a URL? And it doesn't work!
So that's really my question: why is something that should be so simple to accomplish so complicated in Drupal?
Why should I have to load 63 modules and create a content type with 78 fields and 13 Views just to over-ride a URL? (and still can't!)
I know this is simple, I just don't understand why I'm not getting it.