Introduction to Views for Drupal 6

sjdavis's picture

For my fellow NOOBS, here's a quick (~9 mins) introduction to the Views modules in Drupal 6. I found a lot of value in this so I thought I'd share.


what is a view?

svh's picture

i'm a newbie, i wud like to know about view? what is it. how can i use it in my website?

I suggest you read more about it

generalelektrix's picture

Views is one of the most advanced concept in Drupal and also one of the most useful. I struggled at first creating the views I needed for my web site, but after reading some good articles, following available online tutorials (just Google them) and reading a book (Using Drupal), I managed to do it. It is worth the time you put in it. You will especially want to learn the interface because it's a critical part of Views and one that is not intuitive.

Now, what can it do? Almost everything you want to do with your nodes. I used it to display the 3 most recent blogs and forum posts in a block on my home page. The module Insert View was a good helper in doing that.


svh's picture

thanks generalelektrix for ur reply,let me try reading about views more.Actually i'm kind of struggling too in my starting phase.Hope i'll overcome this struggle.

Start with smaller bites

generalelektrix's picture

Good luck with your development. If you have the time for it, you'd better learn other concepts of Drupal before Views. I didn't have this chance here as my schedule was tight and I was forced to learn views to deliver this important functionnality, but I don't think it's the natural path to go in a Drupal learning process.


vividvilla's picture

can u give the name of the book you read about views


svh's picture

"Using Drupal" O'reilly publications. This was the nice book which kept me going past the initial struggle.Check it out.I am not sure whether its helpful , but worth a try.


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