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Drupal 8 Module Development by Daniel Sipos

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Views theming

Frontend developers had many pain points in Drupal 7 and many of them were also related to theming Views output. Luckily, Drupal 8 has made things much easier to handle. We will look at a bit of that here in order to nudge you in the right direction when applying what you learned in Chapter 4, Theming.

Views is very complex and is made up of many pluggable layers. A View has a display (such as a Page or Block), which can render its content using a given style (such as an Unformatted list or Table). Styles can decide whether to control the rendering of a given result item (row) themselves or delegate this to a row plugin (such as Fields or Entity). Most, in fact, do the latter. The two most common scenarios for using row plugins ...

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