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Drupal 7 by David Mercer

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Chapter 8. Views

At some stage, the focus on creating and managing content must shift to how best to display it. Having an intuitive and well organized site is absolutely critical to online success, and as a result, being able to show the right content in the right place becomes equally important.

While Drupal already comes with a powerful set of tools for creating and managing content, it's not nearly flexible enough on its own to cater to everyone's content display requirements. It needs Views!

Views is arguably Drupal's most important contributed module, and while the topic is big enough to be the subject of several large books, this chapter is going to give you a firm understanding of what Views is, how it works and how to use it properly. ...

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