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Learn Views in Drupal 8

One of the big changes in Drupal 8 is that Views, the most popular contributed module in Drupal 7, is now included as part of core. Learning Views is a key component of learning to build Drupal sites. Aside from having this tool built in core now, the beauty of this new feature is that it is almost identical to Views in Drupal 7. You can get started site-building with Views in Drupal 8 without waiting for any fancy version-specific instructions.

Release Day: Markup in Drupal

Today we released a new series, Markup in Drupal. This series walks that blurry line between site building and theming. This series will show you how you can affect markup using a base theme, Zen; a module for semantic field markup, Fences; and widely-used favorite site building modules: Views, Panels, and Display Suite. You'll also learn how to apply prototype markup from a Pattern Lab template using Views UI.

Dynamically Access PHP Object Properties with $this

Sometimes we need to be able to retrieve the value of a property on an object, but we don't know the name of that property. Instead, we need to dynamically calculate the property name, and then access the value. For example: $row->{$my_property};. This post looks at how the Views module uses this technique and allows for a huge amount of flexibility.

Release Day: Send Email Using MailChimp with Drupal 7

This week we'll be continuing our Using MailChimp with Drupal 7 series. And like last week, all the tutorials are free. Last week we looked at creating, and collecting contacts for, a MailChimp mailing list. This week we'll look at all the different ways we can send email to our lists.

Fresh New Video Tutorials: Building Sites in Drupal 7 with Panels & Views

Today we're excited to roll out a new installment in our series on Building Websites in Drupal 7 with Panels. In the continuation of this series, I will be walking you through modules and functionality provided by Panels, CTools, Page Manager, Views and more.

Release Day: Reviewing Our Job Board Project

Today we are going to wrap things up on the Using Drupal Chapter 3: Job Board series. We've created a site that meets the Epic University requirements, and learned the fundamental building blocks of putting together a Drupal site. In our last two lessons we are going to look at modules we could use to make our site even better, and then we are going to do our final tour and review of the site we've built, looking at what we've done, and how we built it.

    Release Day: Views Overrides and Relationships

    We are getting close to completing our site in the Using Drupal Chapter 3: Job Board series. This week we are going to finish up our requirements by building out the Applications view. This view gets a little tricky though, because we need to create three very different displays, and control who has access to some of those displays. This means we'll be doing a lot of overrides in our different displays. We also get to work with Views relationships to pull even more information into our view.

      Release Day: Using the Views Module

      In this week's installment of the Using Drupal Chapter 3: Job Board series, we get into the world of Views. The Views module is the most used contributed module in Drupal 7. It is so popular in fact, that it has been included in core for Drupal 8. Views lets us list content on our site. It can be used to accomplish so many tasks when it comes to building your site that you really do need a good foundation with this to understand many Drupal site-building concepts.

      Release Day: Building with Fields and Views

      This week we are moving on to the next chapter of the O'Reilly Using Drupal series with Using Drupal Chapter 3: Job Board, where we will build out a job board to get familiar with the two fundamental building blocks of Drupal sites: Fields and Views. Through this series we'll create two new content types with a variety of fields, and then explore using Views to create custom lists of that content, including creating dynamic, contextual listings.

      Release Day: Entities, Views, and a Better UI

      This week in the Working with Entities in Drupal 7 series we work on ways to expand how the content is output by working with Drupal view modes (like full, teaser, RSS, etc.), and integrating our entity with the Views module. With these pieces in place, we turn back to our administrative interface, to clean that up a bit by overriding the default UI Controller to customize our UI.

      Release Day: Extend Views with Bulk Operations and Entity Attachments

      This week we keep rolling out handy modules that everyone should know about, with a look at two very popular modules for extending the Views module. The first, Entity Views Attachment (EVA), lets you attach any of your views to various entities on your site, like nodes or users. This is handy when you want to display a view as part of another entity on your site, instead of displaying it on its own URL.

      More Lightboxes!

      This week we are continuing and wrapping up our mini-series on Lightboxes and Drupal 7. Last week we took a look at how to install and get started with both the Lightbox2 and Colorbox modules. This week we'll put these two modules to use by configuring them to be used with images, slideshows, content, and Views.

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