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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition by Bill Fitzgerald, James R. Robertson

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Creating views

The Views module allows site administrators to sort and display content created on the site. The Views module is incredibly flexible, but initially the process of creating views can seem daunting.

In this section, we will examine the basic steps that you will follow as you create different views on your site. Although each view will vary depending on what you are trying to show, the steps outlined here provide the basis for getting started.

To create a view, follow these steps:

  1. Add a view and follow these steps:
    1. Describe the view.
    2. Select the type of data and filters.
    3. Select a display type.
    4. Set display type options.
    5. Set the display format.
  2. Edit the view and follow these steps:
    1. Add fields.
    2. Add/edit filters.
    3. Add/edit contextual filters (optional). ...

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