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Drupal 6 Site Blueprints by Timi Ogunjobi

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The lead story block

Next we will need to implement the requirement to view the "lead story", as well as the latest editorial, latest features, and latest local news, in blocks placed on the front page. Therefore, it is time to get acquainted with the Views module. Essentially, what this module does is provide a flexible method of controlling how lists of content are presented. After installing and enabling the module, visit the Views module on the Administer page.

When you first open the Views page, you may want to immediately take a quick dash out again, because it may look so unfriendly. But never mind, we will soon fall in love with it. With this module, we shall be creating:

  • Latest editorial—block
  • Lead story—block
  • Latest features, listed as ...

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