Use multiple-display views to add functionality and value to your site!
Quickly learn about painlessly increasing the functionality of your Drupal 6 web site
Get more from your Views than you thought possible
Topics provide rapid instruction and results
Concise, targeted information rather than voluminous reference material
An informal, interactive style
The Drupal View modules give you the flexibility and freedom to customize the display of your web site's content. Defining custom content types is easy; however, it's also possible to use various content types in a complementary manner on the same page! Attachment displays in Views (also known as Attachment Views), are a way to customize your web site with multiple displays that interact with each other and turn a nice site into a spectacular one.
This hands-on tutorial will teach Drupal developers across the experience spectrum how to use Attachment displays in Views, to make quick progress in functionality and added-value to users! Views are a common way to display a collection of similar content types on one page. What do you do if you want to display different content types simultaneously? What if you want to allow a user to interactively select which content they want, without using a menu? You can actually have more than one display within a view and views within a view.
This book starts by introducing Attachment Views as reader activities. Here, we create a single Attachment View and take a closer look at giving each page an interactive feel. It also shows you to create a View with an Attachment View. Later, using practical examples, it helps you to develop a 3-view composite display using two and three custom content types. You will also be able to develop a composite display using multiple Attachment Views, to provide a control panel of sorts from which you can view the various content types. Finally, we will put the home page together making use of Views, blocks, a flash slide show, and other pieces.
This book provides several examples of introducing additional displays onto a web page, and having them interact with each other. The result is pages that provide several types of information and behave more like a desktop application, increasing the value to your site visitors.
An informative guide to quickly adding functionality to your Drupal site via step-by-step examples using view attachments
Table of Contents
Drupal 6 Attachment Views
- Drupal 6 Attachment Views
- About the Author
- About the Reviewers
- 1. Something Old, Something New
- 2. Attachment Views — A New Beginning
3. Interactive Page Regions
- Activity 3-1—Configuring the contact subsystem
- Activity 3-2—Creating the contact-us view
- Activity 3-3—The Guild Builders module
- Activity 3-4—Adding CAPTCHA to the Contact form
- Adding a Contact info Attachment view
- Activity 3-5—Creating the contact-us Attachment view
- 4. Additional Displays
- 5. Bios
- 6. Prior Work
- 7. A Different 'About Us'
- 8. Control Panel
- 9. Front (Home) Page
10. Punch List
- Administrative Theme
- Clean URLs
- Error reporting
- File system
- Input formats
- Logging and alerts
- Search settings
- User management
- A. Add-On Modules
- B. Custom Content Types
- Title: Drupal 6 Attachment Views
- Release date: February 2010
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781849510806