By shane
2013-02-04 00:35
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #101

The Drupal 7 Menu Badges module is a neat little module that allows you to add numbered badges next to menu items on a Drupal 7 website. It integrates nicely with views so you can easily add your own numbered icons to any menu link. You will also need the Link Badges module for this to work.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to add a Menu Badge to a Drupal PrivateMsg link
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #97

The Drupal 7 Field Collection Views module makes the Field Collection module even better by allowing you to harness the power of the Drupal Views module to make the display of a Field Collection extremely flexible.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Drupal Field Collection Views module to change the Field display formatter for a Field Collection to a custom view
By shane
2013-01-23 23:56
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #93

The Drupal 7 Flag module allows you to build very dynamic and flexible flagging/bookmarking systems on a Drupal website. You can use this to create a favorites section, create a bookmarks page, or even allow users to flag content as inappropriate or offensive.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the flag module
  • How to create a simple bookmarking system
  • How you can use views to edit the bookmarks page
By shane
2012-12-13 18:17
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #67

Note: In this video I do not mention that you need the jQuery Cycle plugin installed to get this working. I already had it installed in my video. You can see information on how to do that in steps 3 through 7 on

The Drupal 7 Views Slideshow module makes it easy to add a slideshow to display rotating content on any Drupal 7 website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to create a simple Drupal content type with an image field to use for the Views Slideshow
By shane
2012-11-13 22:23
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #49

Learn how to use the Drupal 7 Better Exposed Filters module to enhance the exposed filters of your Drupal Views.

Note: The sound clips off after about 5:50 in this video. You can still see the quick demonstration of the checkboxes of the Better Exposed Filters module.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Better Exposed Filters module to change multiple select filters to checkboxes.
By shane
2012-11-07 18:15
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #46

Drupal is a powerful platform for building out various types of websites. In this example, we look at how Drupal 7 can be used to build out a very simple membership directory page that would be fitting for various types of social networking websites. In this example we use the Drupal 7 Views module and the Drupal 7 Profile 2 module for creating the directory view.

By Daniel Sipos
2012-11-07 09:59

This is a guest post from Daniel Sipos, a Drupal enthusiast from Brussels. You can follow him on his blog.

By shane
2012-09-07 17:18

Ever need to output a Drupal 7 view in your code? If so the views_embed_view function is an easy way to do this. One thing you may not have known, is that you can also use it to pass values into your views contextual filters (what the Drupal views module used to call "arguments").

Here is a quick example of how to output a view in code using the views_embed_view function:

print views_embed_view('VIEWS_MACHINE_NAME', 'DISPLAY_ID');
By shane
2012-09-05 14:05
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #1

Drupal 7 demonstration for how to set up charts using views and the views_dataviz module. This module is useful for displaying data in a nicely formatted, graphical way.

If you are new to views, you can check out our Drupal views intro video.

By shane
2012-05-09 16:12

It is possible to override a specific pager for a specific views using a theme function in your template.php file. Here are the steps needed:

Theme Views Pager Step 1

No matter how you want your pager to look, make sure to select mini pager within views. This will allow you to take advantage of the views pager theme hook patterns. I was unable to get this to easily work when using the full pager.

Depending on how you want your pager to look, you can start with either the code that produces the views mini pager or views full pager using the options below.

By shane
2012-04-22 19:42

Ran into a views and panels issue today that was very simple to fix, but difficult to track down. Here is my situation in case you run into a similar views/panels issue.

I have one Drupal 7 panel page that does a lot of visibility rule filtering based on the path of the panel. Depending on the path, I have different pieces of content that show up. In some situations, this may be a view (othertimes it is static content, custom coded blocks, etc).

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