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Building Category Pages with Panels and Views

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    with Panels and Views with Amber Matz
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    AMBER MATZ: When you visit a term page in Drupal,
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    provided by default, it simply lists all content tagged with that term.
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    With views, we can build lists of content
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    using the taxonomy term as a contextual filter.
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    Wouldn't it be nice if we could combine
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    the two to create a more useful category page?
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    With Page Manager, we can do just that.
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    Page Manager provides a taxonomy term template that will take over
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    delivery of the taxonomy term pages in Drupal.

Building Category Pages with Panels and Views


The default taxonomy term page provided by Drupal leaves much to be desired. If a taxonomy vocabulary has multiple levels, but content is only tagged with only the child term and not the parent, parent term pages are left with no content listed on them, despite the fact that there is content tagged with terms below it.

In this lesson...
- Create a taxonomy vocabulary with two levels of hierarchy
- Enable the Taxonomy Term Template
- Build a custom term page for each level of hierarchy

By the end of this lesson, you'll know how to create better taxonomy term pages using Views, contextual filters, and Panels.

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