Chapter 6. Creating Flexible Pages Using Panels

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Adding custom text to a page
  • Adding a block to a page
  • Adding a dynamic view to a page
  • Configuring the visibility of the page
  • Creating a custom page layout using the Layout builder

Introduction

In this chapter we will introduce the Panels module. Panels is used to create pages consisting of one or more items of content of various types, including views, blocks, nodes, and menus.

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether to use a Panel or not. It is perfectly acceptable to simply use the blocks system to display content blocks at various regions on a regular node display. However, Panels adds a great deal of flexibility, by allowing you to add much more ...

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