The Views module in Drupal is a powerful tool that allows site administrators to create custom lists of content, users, or other data stored on the website. It allows you to select the fields to display, filter the results, and sort the output.
Views can be used to create lists of content, galleries, tables, and even custom pages. It is one of the most popular and widely used modules in Drupal, and is often used in conjunction with other modules to create complex and dynamic websites.
In Drupal, the Views module allows you to create customized lists and displays of content stored in your website’s database.
To create a view:
- navigate to the “Structure” section of your Drupal site’s administration menu
- select “Views”
- create a new view by clicking the “Add view” button.
You can then configure the view by selecting the type of content you want to display, the fields you want to include, and the layout and format of the view. Once you have configured the view, you can save it and then display it on your website by adding it to a menu or by using a block.
The Views module in Drupal allows users to create and manage database queries, and display the results in a variety of ways, such as lists, tables, and graphs. It uses a web-based interface, which makes it easy for non-technical users to create and manage views.They can also be used to create custom pages, blocks, and RSS feeds. The module is highly configurable, with options to sort, filter, and format the results, as well as to provide pagination and caching.
This module is so useful and popular that since Drupal 8 it has been included in the core
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To set up a Firefox shortcut for searching Drupal.org using Google, follow these steps:
- Open Firefox and go to the Drupal.org homepage.
- Right-click on the site search bar and select “Add a Keyword for this Search” from the context menu.
- In the “Keyword” field, type a shortcut that you want to use to search Drupal.org, such as “dru”.
- Click “Save” to create the shortcut.
From now on, you can use the shortcut “dru” followed by your search terms to search Drupal.org using Google. For example, if you want to search for “modules”, you can type “dru modules” into the address bar and press Enter.
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To create an “HTML help” block in Drupal and assign it to appear only on “node/edit” and “node/add” pages, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the “Structure” menu and click on the “Blocks” link.
- Click the “Add block” button.
- In the “Block description” field, enter a name for the block, such as “HTML help.”
- In the “Block body” field, enter the HTML content that you want to display in the block.
- In the “Visibility” section, click the “Pages” tab.
- In the “Pages” field, enter the paths for the pages where you want the block to appear. To show the block on “node/edit” and “node/add” pages, you would enter:
- Click the “Save block” button.
The HTML help block will now appear on the specified pages.