Views

By shane
2015-06-06 20:09
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What if you had to go build a Drupal site on a remote island without WiFI? Yes that's right, no internet connection at all? What modules would you bring with you?

By adam
2015-05-21 08:02
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Normally, I would do this video style, but I'm a wildcard people and today we write! Thanks to one of our Code Karate supporters, Pieter, I am going to walk you through how to use Drupal views, date and content types to automatically hide/show nodes based on date field. Let's get started.

By shane
2015-05-10 09:08
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #207

Taking a content type and displaying it in a Drupal View is core to any Drupal website. If you are new to views, you can check out our Drupal views video. As you venture into views you will learn hundreds of ways to manipulate content to change the way the end user is able to interact with the content. To help enhance this, you can use the Views Isotope module. This module uses the jQuery isotope library to dynamically filter views content. As the title states, it’s pretty fancy.

By shane
2015-04-17 14:14
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #203

In this episode we cover an overview of the Drupal 7 Views module. The Drupal Views module is probably the most popular Drupal module and is installed on almost every Drupal 7 website I build. It’s so popular in fact that it’s included in Drupal 8 by default.

By adam
2015-03-12 07:11
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #197

In this installment of the Daily Dose of Drupal, we are looking not at a module, but rather how to exclude a node from a view using the node/content ID. If you are new to views, you can check out our Drupal views introduction.

By adam
2015-01-08 07:45
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #189

The Drupal 7 Smart Trim module allows you complete control over how you want text to be displayed when shortened. Put another way this is the module to use if you want to display a teaser or a beginning part of a longer text area.

Once installed you are able to set a variety of things. These include: shorten length by either words or characters, what to display for the ellipse (...), if you want a "read more" link to appear and what you want the link to say and lastly if you prefer to use the Drupal summary option.

By adam
2014-12-31 07:16
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From time to time we get a question that we feel would be beneficial to more than just the person asking. Yesterday, we had one of those questions.

Hi Shane,

I just bought your eBook today and have enjoyed some of your tutorials too.

I come from the WordPress side of development, but recently sunk my teeth into Drupal and I'm working hard and fast to get up to speed as quickly as I can, which is one reason I bought your eBook today.

By adam
2014-10-31 06:38
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #176

In this video we look at the Publication Date module. This module allows content creators to use the date in which the content on their website is published and NOT just when it is created. In other words, if you create a post a week prior to publishing it, this module will use the date in which the post goes to published. Again, this is a simple module but can be extremely helpful if you post a lot of content or have a habit of writing content days or weeks prior to publishing.

By shane
2014-10-10 07:26
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #172

The Entity Reference module not only allows you to reference entities within your Drupal site, it also allows you to do so using a custom created entity reference view. This allows you to leverage the power of the views module to control how the entity reference selection field is displayed.

Just getting started with the views module? Check out our Intro to Drupal views.

The Problem

Style this using views and CSS. What you are looking at below is a view being displayed as a grid. This is by far the easiest way to display content in a nice looking grid view, but as you will read there is a MUCH better way.


By adam
2014-08-25 08:23
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #164

In the last installment of multiple views you will learn how to change the look of the view using the two classes you set in the previous video. By using CSS, you will be able to display content in two ways depending on the choice of the viewer. This is a nice advantage to provide options for the visitor to your site.

By adam
2014-08-21 06:47
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #163

In part 2 of the multiple views series you will learn how to add the jQuery needed to switch between multiple classes. By having the ability to use multiple classes, we will (in part 3) be able to use CSS to change the look and feel of the same view.

Here is the jQuery code used to switch between grid and list view:

By adam
2014-08-14 06:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #162

In this episode, you will learn how to set up the foundation of building a view that can display content in multiple ways. This video highlights how to set up the content type and view to display the content. In the coming videos in this series, you will learn how to style and apply jQuery to change how the view displays the content.

Need help learning views? Look at our Drupal views intro.

By adam
2014-05-28 06:27
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #153

In this episode, you are introduced to the Drupal 7 Weather Module. This first video covers the basics of the module without using integrations with any additional modules. Within the video you will learn how to configure a weather display and location and place the block onto your website.

By shane
2014-05-21 06:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #151

If you want to learn how to use Drupal 7 Entity Reference fields with the Views module you have come to the right place. I first covered the Drupal 7 Entity Reference module in the Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #7, but I never went into the details of how to use it in a view. In this episode, you will learn how to create a couple Entity Reference fields and use the Drupal 7 Views module to display the referenced/related content. This episode goes over the basics of how to use Views Relationships and Views Contextual Filters.

By shane
2013-03-12 23:57
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #127

Update: If you want the labels to show up, install the jquery_update Drupal module and inside the configuration options select jQuery version 1.8. This will fix the label issue.

By shane
2013-03-03 22:51
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #120

The Views Data Export Module provides an easy way to export your views data in many different formats (CSV, XLS, DOC, TXT, XML, etc).

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to export Drupal 7 views data as a CSV file
  • How to export Drupal 7 views data as an XLS file
  • How the Drupal views page display is handled independently of what is actually exported in the Views data export
By shane
2013-02-25 22:08
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #116

The Drupal 7 Views Autocomplete Filters module adds the ability to create Views exposed filters that are autocompletes. This is useful to replace the traditional text field exposed filter or even a drop down exposed filter.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to create a simple Drupal view with an Autocomplete exposed filter
  • How to create a more complex Drupal view using an Entity Reference field with an Autocomplete exposed filter
By shane
2013-02-23 11:19
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #114

The Drupal 7 Views Calc module provides an easy way to do calculations on the numeric data that is displayed within a Drupal 7 View.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to create a Drupal 7 Views Calc view
  • How to use Views Calc to perform calculations such as SUM and AVG on a Drupal 7 field within a View

Thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal.

By shane
2013-02-12 23:55
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #107

The Drupal 7 Views Accordion module allows you to build a Drupal View with results displayed in jQuery accordion tabs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the Drupal Views Accordion module
  • How to build a simple Drupal View using the Drupal Views Accordion module
  • How to change the Drupal Views settings to alter how the Views Accordion module works
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