A view is a listing of content on a website. The Views module handles the display of views, and the Views UI module allows you to create and edit them in the administrative interface. When you define views, you are taking data from your website and displaying it to the user.

Example tasks

You can create views to output practically any content entity that is stored in the system. For example, you can create the following lists using various display output for a farmers' market site:

  • Vendors as a table
  • Recipes in a grid
  • The most recent content on the site as a bulleted list


Views UI and the Views API are stable in Drupal core. Our content is up-to-date with the latest version of Drupal. Content labeled for Drupal 8 should also apply to Drupal 9.

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Drupal 7

These tutorials in the Markup in Drupal series go into more detail about controlling markup output in Views:

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External resources

  • Views module (drupal.org)
    • Official documentation for the Drupal 8 core Views module.

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