Views Series - First Videos Released! | Modules Unraveled

Today, the first five videos of the Views series are released. If you've been working with Drupal for any length of time, you'll know that the Views module is behind some of the most common site features. Without the Views module, Drupal would be far less versatile and accessible to site-builders and developers alike.

This series covers the entire UI fo the Views module in-depth, to show you exactly what each setting does. After watching the series, you should be familiar with all of the basic and advanced features of Views. Here are the videos released today (along with the introduction).

Free! Introduction
This video gives an overview of what will be covered in the Views series.

In this video, I will show you how to install and enable the Views module.

Free! Modifying Default Views
Views comes with a number of default views, that are already installed and available the moment we enable the Views module, but are disabled by default. In this video, I will show you how to enable and modify the Archive view, which is a view that displays a list of months that link to views containing content that was published in each month.

Free! Views User Interface
The Views UI is a great tool for administrators to manipulate and configure a view. In this video, we'll start our dive into the Views UI.

Creating a Content Type for Our Products
Throughout this series, we'll create a fake shop. In this video, we will create a content type for products that are for sale. It will have fields for product name, description, tags, image, availability and price and we'll classify products based on men's, women's and children's departments.

Creating a New View
In this video, we create our first view from scratch. I will show you how to create a view that will display a teaser of each of the products we created in the last video on a single page.

The rest of the series will cover the following topics.

  • Customizing the Display Name, Title, Format and Fields of a View
  • Adding Filter Criteria and Sort Criteria
  • Using Relationships and Contextual Filters
  • Views Caching and Theming
  • Using AJAX and Cloning Displays
  • Creating Table and Feed Displays
  • Creating an attachment display
  • Grouping fields by date
  • Creating a Jump Menu
  • Exporting and Importing Views
  • And more!


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