Last updated December 17, 2019


Goal

Add a block display to the Recipes view to display the most recent recipes in a sidebar, and change its configuration without changing the existing Recipes page view.

Site prerequisites

Steps

Adding a Block Display to a View

  1. In the Manage administrative menu, navigate to Structure > Views (admin/structure/views). Find the view "Recipes" and click Edit from its dropdown button. Alternatively, navigate to the Recipes page in the main site navigation, and click the Edit view contextual link in the main area of the page. See Section 4.1, “Concept: Administrative Overview” for information about contextual links.
  2. Create a new block display by clicking Add under Displays. Click Block from the list of links that appears. The new display is created, and the focus is automatically switched to its configuration.

    Add block display

  3. To change the title of this display, click Block in the Display name field. The Block: The name and the description of this display pop-up appears. Change the Administrative name to "Recent recipes". Click Apply.
  4. To change the title of the block, click Recipes in the Title field under Title. In the pop-up that appears, select This block (override) from the For select list. Change the Title field to "New recipes" and click Apply (this display).

    Title only for this block

  5. To change the block’s style, click Grid in the Format field under Format. In the pop-up that appears, select This block (override) from the For select list. Select Unformatted list and Click Apply (this display). You can further configure the style options in the next pop-up that appears. Then click Apply.
  6. To configure the image field, click Content: Main image under Fields. In the pop-up that appears, select This block (override) from the For select list. Select Image style Thumbnail (100x100). Click Apply (this display).

    Image to thumbnail

  7. To remove ingredients as a filter, click Content: Ingredients (exposed) under Filter criteria. In the pop-up that appears, select This block (override) from the For select list. Click Remove at the bottom.
  8. To configure how you want the content to be sorted in the view, click Add from the dropdown button under Sort criteria. In the pop-up that appears, select This block (override) from the For select list. Check Authored on (in the Content category), and then click Add and configure sort criteria.
  9. In the appearing configuration pop-up, select Sort descending to have the most recent recipes appear first. Click Apply.
  10. To specify the number of items to be displayed, click Mini in the Use pager field under Pager. In the pop-up that appears, select This block (override) from the For select list. Under Pager, select Display a specified number of items. Click Apply (this display). In the Block: Pager options pop-up, provide "5" as the value for Items to display. Click Apply.
  11. Click Save. You will either see the view editing page again, or the Recipes page, depending on what you did in step 1. You should also see a message saying that the view has been saved.

    Summary page after configuration

  12. Place the "Recipes: Recent Recipes" block in the Sidebar second region. See Section 8.3, “Placing a Block in a Region”. Navigate to the site’s home page to see the block.

    New Recipes block on homepage