Views Askew webinar- Using the Many Forms of Drupal Views


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Acquia Client Advisor Webinar Series:

The Views module ( is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools in a Drupal site-builder’s arsenal. It empowers the user with a smart query builder which can be used to gather lists of users, comments, nodes (and revisions), files and taxonomy terms from a Drupal site - displaying them in ways only limited by the imagination of the site owner.

In this one hour webinar, you’ll learn:

• What is Views? What is the Views UI?
• Where to find the documentation for Views. Helpful Links.
• How to use Views to display simple lists of content.
• The many forms of Views, by example.
• How to leverage Views as a Data Provider.

The Acquia Client Advisor Webinar Series aims to bring to light many of the best practices hidden away in the Drupal community. Focused on practical decisions and tasks that site builders and developers will face during every project, Acquia will share best practices and recommendations based on some of the real consulting we do every day. The series is well suited for new Drupal site builders coming from other backgrounds and wondering, "How does Drupal do it?" as well as experienced Drupalists who are looking to expand their toolset of best practices.

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Views Askew webinar- Using the Many Forms of Drupal Views

  1. 1. Views Askew Using the Many Forms of Drupal Views Kenny Silanskas Bryan House Client Advisor Sr. Director, Marketing Acquia Acquia @webkenny @bryanhouse
  2. 2. Introduction Kenny Silanskas –Client Advisor, Acquia –@webkenny
  3. 3. What is Views?
  4. 4. Simply speaking, Views allows a site builder to create lists of content and display it in many ways.
  5. 5. What is Views UI?
  6. 6. The AJAX powered browser interface for building smart queries with simple controls.
  7. 7. Let’s have a quick walkthrough...
  8. 8. Be sure to check out the “Getting Started” link at admin/build/views for a detailed explanation of the UI.
  9. 9. Documentation Where to find it. How to contribute.
  10. 10. Inline documentation through the Advanced Help module. Get it. We'll wait. advanced_help
  11. 11. Doxygen === Awesome
  12. 12.
  13. 13. So, you think you can write better documentation?
  14. 14. Creating a View A Quick Demonstration
  15. 15. Demo
  16. 16. Views can look like many things through the power of Drupal's theming system.
  17. 17. Views: My Life as a Cross-Dresser The unauthorized biography.
  18. 18. Text-Based Listings Simple lists of data for the pencil pusher in us all.
  19. 19. "Baby Ruth?" - Sloth Quote of the Day
  20. 20. Text Image Galleries © Acquia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  21. 21. Calendars © Acquia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  22. 22. Share the Love Views as a Data Provider
  23. 23. Feed the readers. Use Views to easily create RSS feeds.
  24. 24. Expose your content. Use Views Bonus Pack to create CSV, XLS, TXT, and XML files which can be consumed by Services.
  25. 25. Do you love working with Drupal? If so, Acquia is hiring: –Engineering & design –Client advisors and consulting –Inside sales Check out openings at
  26. 26. Questions For more information, visit: – – – Contact us: Recording of today’s event and slides – will be posted at: – 888.9.ACQUIA recorded_webinars Try Drupal 7 for free – Sign up for beta code at Sign up for a free 30-day Acquia Network Trial –