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Drupal – Day 5: Wrapping Up Views For Now

by Carlyn Maw on November 6, 2011, no comments

So In the end I followed along with all 23 videos from the NodeOne Series on Views. The tl:dr version of what I learned –


Additional Modules Recommended


So on top of Devel for making fake content and Admin Menus for delving down with ease, whihc we suggested by NodeOne, the book goes on to suggest looking at the below projects. I only got Views Bulk Operations (already have Calendar)


  • Admin:
    • Views Bulk Operations “This module augments Views by allowing bulk operations to be executed on the displayed rows. It does so by showing a checkbox in front of each node, and adding a select box containing operations that can be applied. Drupal Core or Rules actions can be used.” i.e. “Delete All”
  • Maps:
    • Open Layers “The OpenLayers Module and its submodules bring theOpenLayers JS library into Drupal. They enable users to combine maps from different map providers with data from Views and CCK input. The OpenLayers JavaScript library is open source, making it flexible and capable across standards as well as proprietary APIs.
    • Gmap “The GMap module provides an interface to the Google Maps API within Drupal. It integrates with the Location module to provide users a clickable map for entering latitude and longitude, as well as to display maps of Drupal nodes and users. GMap can be used to create interactive maps with various map markers and content in map bubbles, taking advantage of Drupal’s other content management features. The module also provides a Views display plugin which allows users to display the results of a view on a Google map.
  • Calendars
    • Calendar “This module will display any Views date field in calendar formats, including CCK date fields, node created or updated dates, etc. Switch between year, month, and day views. Back and next navigation is provided for all views.
  • Styles and Displays
    • jCarousel “This module allows developers and themers to make use of the jCarousel jQuery plugin. It includes a developer API that other modules can use, as well as Views integration in the 2.0 version so that you can turn any list of content or images into a carousel.
    • Views Accordion “Views Accordion provides a display style plugin for the Views module. It will take the results and display them as a JQuery accordion, using the first field as the header for the accordion rows.
    • Views Infinite Scroll “Views Infinite Scroll provides a ? that enables views infinite scrolling ( autopaging, depaging, endless pages …you name it) by using jquery.autopager plugin. using this module with views page display will load another page whenever the user reaches bottom of the page.

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