Drupal 5 Views Recipes by Marjorie Roswell

By Marjorie Roswell

Ninety four recipes to improve customized content material screens in your Drupal website

  • Display certain types of content material in special and compelling methods in your Drupal net site
  • Enhance your site with calendars, timelines, galleries, maps, podcasts, perspectives Fusion, and more
  • Indispensable assets for Drupal five directors - Drupal management Menu, perspectives Bulk Operations, ModuleInfo, and Editable Fields modules
  • More than ninety recipes - decide those that paintings top in your net site

In aspect

The Drupal View modules provide you with flexibility and freedom to customise the demonstrate of your internet site's content material. even if there are greater than a hundred views-enabled modules, few website directors use Drupal perspectives to its complete strength.

This ebook will enable you become aware of the fullest capability of this robust source by means of offering a wide selection of strong recipes for growing and exhibiting a wide selection of perspectives - crucial classics you are going to use many times to leading edge exhibit equipment that may make your Drupal website stand out. choose and select those you ought to arrange in your website.

In this booklet you will discover ninety-four recipes to create a big variety of perspectives. The checklist comprises occasion listings, interactive calendars and timelines, maps, proximity seek, podcasting, carousels, perspectives Fusion, and plenty of extra. additionally, you will discover default perspectives, perspectives with CCK, and grasp numerous how you can affiliate perspectives with comparable content material.

Most humans contemplate perspectives for visitors. yet perspectives can be convenient for website directors. you'll get to understand the perspectives Bulk Operations module, in addition to Editable Fields, and perspectives customized Fields. (You'll most likely ask yourself why you by no means used them before!)

If you need to take perspectives to the subsequent point, the ebook includes a code-rich bankruptcy on theming. even though, you can find lots of the recipes certain by means of the writer don't require any unique coding in any respect.

As you move during the recipes, you may be immersed in such Drupal perspectives themes as fields, arguments, filters, uncovered filters, sorting, sort plug-ins, formatters, cloning and copying perspectives.

Because Drupal is a global and ever adapting process, the writer additionally contains nice counsel and assets for navigating the net Drupal group and increasing your wisdom of the recipes.

Finally, there's an in depth Appendix, including listings of all default perspectives, formatters and magnificence plug-ins for Drupal five, in addition to a classified checklist of patches.

What you'll research from this publication?

  • Master the perspectives consumer Interface
  • Create perspectives arguments
  • Implement and create default perspectives for fresh reviews, the frontpage, staff listings, and more
  • Explore quite a few how you can affiliate perspectives with comparable content
  • Display occasion listings, calendars, and timelines
  • Make web site management more straightforward utilizing a number of management modules
  • Enhance your site with Google Map instruments, YouTube video bar, picture gallery, audio, and perspectives quick Search
  • Enable your clients to flag and bookmark content material for later viewing
  • Incorporate perspectives into panels and tabs
  • Create a listing of obtainable subject matter features, and examine a few key debugging strategies
  • Use subject matter overrides and CSS to create extra appealing views
  • Fix the long-standing taxonomy time period computer virus, and the physique box perspectives demonstrate issue
  • Create and follow patches
  • Create a few priceless browser buttons and seek plug-ins to facilitate discovering details online


This e-book provide you with an extended checklist of strong recipes. select those that fit your wishes and use them via step by step directions. many of the recipes are code-free, yet some of the recipes comprise code snippets.

Who this booklet is written for?

This booklet is essentially written for Drupal website developers, directors, and themers who are looking to strengthen customized content material monitors utilizing perspectives. it may be utilized by somebody who has a Drupal five website, together with unique web site builders in addition to those that have inherited a Drupal five web site.

Some wisdom of HTML and CSS is needed; Hypertext Preprocessor fundamentals should be convenient for a number of the recipes.

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2. Open the Menu fieldset, found within the Page fieldset. Check the Provide Menu option, and add a Menu Title. o Menu Provide Menu If checked this view be given a menu entry in the Drupal menu system. If not checked the data in this group will be ignored. • Provide M e n u as Tab If checked this view's menu entry will be provided as a tab rather than in the main menu system, Tab Weight: |o | If this is a menu tab, select the weight; lower numbers will be further to the left, M e n u Title: Swirn Groups Enter the title to use for the menu entry or tab.

In this area you will define the role names of the various roles. To delete a role choose "edit". By default, Drupal comes with two user roles: O Anonymous user: this role is used for users that don't have a user account or that are not authenticated. o Authenticated user: this role is automatically granted to all logged in users. Name Operations anonymous user locked edit permissions authenticated user locked edit permissions admin |_Addg>le J Configuring the Admin Role module 6. com/admin/user/adminrole)and select your newly created admin role from the drop-down list.

Go to Administer | Site Building | Menus. com/admin/build/menus). 5. Use your browser to do a Find (usually Ctrl+F) for the word Swim. The first result will likely be in the actual sidebar menu item (if the Navigation menu has been placed in a region on the page). The second find will be the Swim Group content type listing in the menu configuration. The third one, finally, is the menu listing for the Swim Groups view. Click on the Edit link. 6. The Path is already filled in, based on our settings from the Views UI (Step 2).

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