The Drupal View modules give you the flexibility and freedom to customize the display of your web site's content. Defining custom content types is easy; however, it's also possible to use various content types in a complementary manner on the same page! Attachment displays in Views (also known as Attachment Views), are a way to customize your web site with multiple displays that interact with each other and turn a nice site into a spectacular one.
This hands-on tutorial will teach Drupal developers across the experience spectrum how to use Attachment displays in Views, to make quick progress in functionality and added-value to users! Views are a common way to display a collection of similar content types on one page. What do you do if you want to display different content types simultaneously? What if you want to allow a user to interactively select which content they want, without using a menu? You can actually have more than one display within a view and views within a view.
This book starts by introducing Attachment Views as reader activities. Here, we create a single Attachment View and take a closer look at giving each page an interactive feel. It also shows you to create a View with an Attachment View. Later, using practical examples, it helps you to develop a 3-view composite display using two and three custom content types. You will also be able to develop a composite display using multiple Attachment Views, to provide a control panel of sorts from which you can view the various content types. Finally, we will put the home page together making use of Views, blocks, a flash slide show, and other pieces.
This book provides several examples of introducing additional displays onto a web page, and having them interact with each other. The result is pages that provide several types of information and behave more like a desktop application, increasing the value to your site visitors.
An informative guide to quickly adding functionality to your Drupal site via step-by-step examples using view attachments
This is a fun, informative, hands-on learning guide. It uses a real case study in an interactive and informal manner, and presents examples that continue to build on each other. Clear, concise instructions and practical examples mean you can learn quickly how to increase the functionality and value of your web site.
Who this book is for
If you are a Drupal developer of any level and you are waiting to explore Attachment Views, then this book is for you.