Views for Drupal 7

You've got your content

  1. organizes
  2. responsive
  3. harmonious

Sites are Content or Lists of Content

Lists of Content: Teasers

Nodes

  1. how to display your nodes?

Views

  1. sets your data free
  2. takes a complex programming task .. and creates a complex user task

Terminolgy

Displays

different outputs of base query - page, block, xml,

clone

make a copy

Enable/Disable

Exports

turns it into php code

Imports

import php view code

Defaults

when you clone, defaults

Interaction

  1. actions have dropdowns for maore actions

Strategies

  1. build from scratch
    1. use the wizard
    2. after the wizrd
  2. clone a view and tweak
  3. add a view from a template

Lets build a blog page

> structure > views

Drupal 7 Views

Settings

  • Page
    • Title:
    • can show only tagged as … "zines", or "queer" or "lifestyle"
    • Can add headers and footers
    • Pager options
    • Can add additional classes to items via views, instead of via code.
  • Feeds
    • Separate display in Views Menu
    • Path