Display Suite view modes

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    Display Suites for Drupal 7 - View Modes
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    with Kristof De Jaeger
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    And in this video,
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    I'm going to talk about view modes.
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    So if you install Display Suite, you can manage view modes
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    through the user interface, instead of having to implement [INAUDIBLE]
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    entity and [? for alter, ?] so you can create new view modes.
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    So what are view modes, exactly?
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    Maybe not everyone knows that.
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    So let me go to Article and Manage Display.
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    As you can see here at the top right here, you have Default and Teaser.
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    So Drupal Core comes with a couple of view modes.
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    So this is not something that Display Suite gives you.
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    It's enabled by default through Drupal Core 7.
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    So I could enable the full content view mode or the search
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    result view mode to have custom configuration
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    to display it in that context.
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    So when Drupal is going to render a full content node,
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    it's going to call a node view with the [? full ?] as an argument,
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    and then it will look up any configuration
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    and then displays it how it's configured.
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    So with Display Suite you can create new view modes.
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    So let's create a new view mode.
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    So form is really easy.
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    You give it a label.
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    So let's create a demo view mode and enable it on the node entity.
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    So that's it.
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    There's now a new view mode.
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    And now I can go back to my layout.
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    Can go to Articles.
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    And as you can see here at the top right, it's not enabled yet
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    but it's available here at the bottom,
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    at the Custom Display Setting stamp.
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    Now going to enable it.
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    This is still Drupal Core in action.
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    Now it tells me that I can configure it.
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    And then as you can see here, it's not
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    using any Display Suite layout or something
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    like that, but just Drupal core.
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    So let me copy or clone Teaser that I have configured already.
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    So it is now titled Image and Body.
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    It's the same configuration as in Teaser.
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    So there's no difference right now.
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    But let me just do something else.
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    Let's just put the image in the right, body in the left.
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    And let's disable the title.
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    So let's save this one.
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    So as you can see right now, the demo view mode is configured
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    to only have a body and an image.
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    There is still configured to have title, image, and body.
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    So how or where do you use it, as if you're a module developer
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    and you're creating custom code, you can just call node view
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    and pass on demo s and arguments.
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    And it will display the node as disconfiguration.
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    So it's going to create a layout with four regions.
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    And it will put the body in the left region and the image in the right.
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    Now typically where we use it is on views.
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    So this is a view of articles.
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    And it's using the teaser view mode.
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    But we can change this.
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    So let me edit the view.
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    And Display Suite comes with a row style plug-in.
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    And you can select it and you can now select Display Suite.
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    You can also use Content and Demo view mode will
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    be available over there as well.
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    But I want to show you that Display Suite row plug-in because it
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    has a couple of more options.
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    So let me just go for the easiest options.
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    It's now using Teaser, but we can also use Demo.
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    So let's just use Demo.
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    Apply it and Save.
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    And as you now can see, my layout is completely different right now.
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    So it's now the body's on the left, the image is on the right.
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    That's exactly what I have configured right here.
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    So this is really, really cool.
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    If I go back to my front page, front page Drupal Core is
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    always using the Teaser view mode.
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    And you can see that it is using the Teaser view mode.
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    This is using the article view mode.
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    So this is a really handy example on how
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    you can create new view modes to have different styling
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    in different contexts.
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    Now the Display Suite row plug-in has
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    a couple of other cool settings.
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    There's an advanced view mode.
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    This is purely for developers.
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    You can create a function and do all kinds of stuff in there
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    and render like you want.
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    You can also group.
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    I'm not going to show you this one, but the most interesting one
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    is this one.
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    This is the alternating view mode.
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    So what this does is that if you enable it,
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    then you can actually tell row of the view which view mode
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    he has to use.
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    So by default, this should actually be demo, I think.
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    But you can actually say, OK, first item in my list
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    has to be a full content.
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    Second one has to be a demo.
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    So let's just use Demo as first one and use Teaser as the second one.
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    All the rest will be Teasers, for instance.
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    There's also a check box that tells you to use
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    this configuration on any page.
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    It's also possible to not toggle it, and then this configuration will
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    only be applied to the first page.
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    And then all second pages of a view will use the default view
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    mode that is configured here above.
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    So let me just save it.
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    So we have first Demo than Teaser.
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    Apply.
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    Let's save this.
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    And then you will see that the first one is
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    actually rendered as a Demo view mode,
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    and the second one is using the Teaser.
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    So this is not a long video, but this
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    is showing you the power of view modes
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    and where you-- and we are actually using constants usually in views.
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    So that's it for this part of the video.
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    See you in the next video.

Display Suite View Modes

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In this lesson we cover how one can use view modes and display suite to allow multiple options of layouts for content display. This allows a user to have a different layout of the same content for different scenarios of the site. Combining this with views and you can start to see the power of display suite in action.

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