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ViewsWoW! (for Drupal)

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Turbo-charge your Views power with add-on modules! Win PRIZES! Defeat common points of Views confusion! CONTROL how your Drupal content displays! SMALL PRINT DISCLAIMERS: No coding required. A rollicking good time is not guaranteed (but it's highly likely). Novice and Intermediate Drupal users welcome.

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ViewsWoW! (for Drupal)

  1. 1. drupal @AdelleFrank #USGRockEagle13 October 25, 2013 AdelleFrank.com
  2. 2. Promises • • • • • 2 Prizes & Volunteers Slides will be available to download Don’t need to know Drupal or SQL No Code – hurray! Practice:
  3. 3. Why this matters to YOU ?? 3
  4. 4. What the heck is Drupal? Hi, I’m dru I ma pal ke w ebs ites 4
  5. 5. What the heck is Views? Seeing your “stuff” in different ways 5
  6. 6. Unicorns frolicking? 6
  7. 7. Table to sort and export? 7
  8. 8. Do YOU use Views? 8
  9. 9. Tip #1: Jargon & Obfuscation • • • • Fields (data chunks) Filter Criteria (narrow) Sort Criteria (set order) Contextual Filters (where am I?) • Relationships (not from around here) 9
  10. 10. Photo gallery or Directory? 10
  11. 11. Tip #2: Choose Wisely Plan how to Name & Tag your Views so you can easily Scan and Sort them when you have a LONG LIST (because you WILL one day). 11
  12. 12. Tags as select lists? 12
  13. 13. Tip #3: “Companion”…modules • • • • • • • • 13 Views data export Administration views Views bulk operations* Entity reference EVA Views Field View Better Exposed Filters Others…?
  14. 14. “My” stuff? 14
  15. 15. Tip #4: Not playing nicely (with other modules) Beware modules that aren’t as widely used or as fully integrated, they may not work well. •Field Collections •Webform 15
  16. 16. Learn MORE (Works Cited-ish) • • • • • • 16 Best Views explanation EVER:http ://drupalwatchdog.com/1/1/what-is-this-views-thing-and-why-do-i-need-it Acquia Views tutorial – http://www.acquia.com/blog/totally-beginner-tutorial-views-drupal-7 More explanations of features in Views: http://drupalwatchdog.com/1/1/whats-new-in-views-3 NodeOne Views/Rules Tutorials: – http://nodeone.se/en/taming-the-beast-learn-views-with-nodeone Code Karate Rules & Entity Reference tutorials: – http://codekarate.com/daily-dose-of-drupal/drupal-7-entity-referencemodule GT Drupal group (shares a few how to documents and bits of code): – http://drupal.gatech.edu
  17. 17. What did I forget to mention? ?? 17
  18. 18. Standard AdelleFrank.com DISCLAIMER This material is for entertainment and recreational purposes only, and any accidental learning or instruction that occurs is outside of its scope and may not be prosecuted. Any resemblance to infomercials or recent first year convocation speeches, real or imagined, is pure undiluted coincidence. It is IN NO WAY exaggerated, over-sold or subject to hyperbolic disproportionalism. May be too intense for some viewers. This presentation and all comments, jokes, asides, cabbages, examples, etc. expressed therein are of my own making and in no way represent the policy or opinions of the Georgia Institute of Technology, any other USG employee, my sentient personal computing devices, Starfleet Command, my adorable dog Jasper, or any other terrestrial or extraterrestrial Entity (not THAT kind of entity!). 18

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