Chapter 2. Views, Blocks, and Themes

After we covered the basics of Drupal's building blocks, nodes, and how is content handled in Drupal, we will learn about the presentation layer of a typical Drupal website and some of its essential components.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • The use of the Views module
  • Understanding and making use of the blocks system
  • Learning about themes and installing a new theme

Views

Up to this point we have discussed how content is structured, how are fields added to it, and even the actual styling of it's view and creating content.

An important aspect of working with content is not just about creating, editing, or deleting but also retrieving this content and displaying it as a list of items in many different styles (although ...

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