Drupal 6 Attachment Views

Drupal 6 Attachment Views
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Quickly learn about painlessly increasing the functionality of your Drupal 6 web site
  • Get more from your Views than you thought possible
  • Topics provide rapid instruction and results
  • Concise, targeted information rather than voluminous reference material
  • An informal, interactive style

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 300 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2010
ISBN : 1849510806
ISBN 13 : 9781849510806
Author(s) : J. Ayen Green
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Content Management (CMS), Drupal, Open Source, Web Development

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Something Old, Something New
Chapter 2: Attachment Views–A New Beginning
Chapter 3: Interactive Page Regions
Chapter 4: Additional Displays
Chapter 5: Bios
Chapter 6: Prior Work
Chapter 7: A Different 'About Us'
Chapter 8: Control Panel
Chapter 9: Front (Home) Page
Chapter 10: Punch List
Appendix A: Add-On Modules
Appendix B: Custom Content Types

    • Content management systems
    • Creating a taxonomy vocabulary
    • Views
      • Creating a View
      • Narrowing the selection
      • Creating the menu choice
    • Summary
    • What is an Attachment view?
    • Reviewing the view requirements
    • Activity 2-1–Subcontractor page view
    • Activity 2-2–Subcontractor Attachment view
    • Theming the subcontractor view
      • The makeup of a theme
    • Summary
    • Activity 3-1–Configuring the contact subsystem
    • Activity 3-2–Creating the contact-us view
    • Activity 3-3–The Guild Builders module
      • Creating the .module file
    • Activity 3-4–Adding CAPTCHA to the Contact form
    • Adding a Contact info Attachment view
    • Activity 3-5–Creating the contact-us Attachment view
    • Summary
    • Activity 4-1–Creating the Subs Page display
    • Activity 4-2–Creating the Subs Attachment display
    • Activity 4-3–Creating the Jobs block
    • Activity 4-4–Creating the Management Page display
    • Summary
    • Activity 5-1–Creating the Bio view
    • Activity 5-2–Creating the Page
    • Activity 5-3–Creating the Bio Attachment display
    • Activity 5-4–Creating the Prior Jobs Attachment display
    • Activity 5-5–Theming the Bio view
    • Summary
    • Activity 6-1–Creating the job selection display
    • Activity 6-2–Creating the prior-work Page display
    • Activity 6-3–Creating the prior-work Bio Attachment display
    • Activity 6-4–Creating the Job Attachment display
    • Activity 6-5–Theming the prior-work view
    • Summary
    • Activity 7-1–Creating the About Us view
    • Activity 7-2–Creating the Bio Page display
    • Activity 7-3–Creating the prior-work display
    • Activity 7-4–Creating the About Us Page display
    • Activity 7-5–Creating the Bio Attachment display
    • Activity 7-6–Creating the prior-work Attachment display
    • Summary
    • Activity 8-1–Creating the Control Panel view
    • Activity 8-2–Creating the Page display
    • Activity 8-3–Creating the Attachment displays
    • Activity 8-4–Creating the other Attachment displays
    • Activity 8-5–Configuring the Page display
    • Activity 8-6–Theming the Attachment displays
    • Summary
    • Activity 9-1–Making a role-specific menu
    • Activity 9-2–Creating a peekaboo login box
    • Activity 9-3–Adding a Theme region
    • Activity 9-4–Creating a News block
    • Activity 9-5–Creating an RSS Feed
    • Summary
    • Administrative Theme
    • Clean URLs
    • Error reporting
    • File system
    • Input formats
    • Logging and alerts
      • Database logging
    • Performance
    • Search settings
    • User management
      • Roles
    • Permissions
      • Block module
      • Comment module
      • Contact module
      • Content module
      • Node module
      • Path module
      • Search module
      • Statistics module
      • System module
      • Taxonomy module
      • Upload module
      • User module
    • Summary
    • Captcha
    • CCK
    • Contact form blocks
    • Content profile
    • Custom (form) destination
    • Date
    • Embed Google Maps field
    • File field
    • Form markup
    • ImageAPI
    • ImageCache
    • Image field
    • Menu per role
    • Rules
    • Token
    • Utility
    • Views
    • CCK
    • Content types in the Guild Builders site
      • About-Us Info
      • Bio
      • Job
      • Subcontractor


J. Ayen Green

J. Ayen Green has developed software since inventing the abacus, created websites since [insert name du jour] created the Web, and has been a Drupaler somewhat longer than his current D.O. uid (you try settling on an id when your real name is Dries Webchick). A writer and columnist of sorts, a poet of metered sorts, husband, father, friend and rascal, when not plugged in Green enjoys nature, dogs, horses and other critters, kayaking, zip-lining, spicy food, the arts and other cultures. He and his wife, Sofía-Aileen, make their home in New York City.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Provide more functionality to your site visitors without a technology change
  • Create composite displays to increase and vary the information you can provide
  • Enable dynamic displays using multiple content types, so that related content can be displayed simultaneously
  • Develop views with record menus
  • Create static and interactive displays, to provide additional information to the user

In Detail

The Drupal View modules give you the flexibility and freedom to customize the display of your web site's content. Defining custom content types is easy; however, it's also possible to use various content types in a complementary manner on the same page! Attachment displays in Views (also known as Attachment Views), are a way to customize your web site with multiple displays that interact with each other and turn a nice site into a spectacular one.

This hands-on tutorial will teach Drupal developers across the experience spectrum how to use Attachment displays in Views, to make quick progress in functionality and added-value to users! Views are a common way to display a collection of similar content types on one page. What do you do if you want to display different content types simultaneously? What if you want to allow a user to interactively select which content they want, without using a menu? You can actually have more than one display within a view and views within a view.

This book starts by introducing Attachment Views as reader activities. Here, we create a single Attachment View and take a closer look at giving each page an interactive feel. It also shows you to create a View with an Attachment View. Later, using practical examples, it helps you to develop a 3-view composite display using two and three custom content types. You will also be able to develop a composite display using multiple Attachment Views, to provide a control panel of sorts from which you can view the various content types. Finally, we will put the home page together making use of Views, blocks, a flash slide show, and other pieces.

This book provides several examples of introducing additional displays onto a web page, and having them interact with each other. The result is pages that provide several types of information and behave more like a desktop application, increasing the value to your site visitors.

An informative guide to quickly adding functionality to your Drupal site via step-by-step examples using view attachments


This is a fun, informative, hands-on learning guide. It uses a real case study in an interactive and informal manner, and presents examples that continue to build on each other. Clear, concise instructions and practical examples mean you can learn quickly how to increase the functionality and value of your web site.

Who this book is for

If you are a Drupal developer of any level and you are waiting to explore Attachment Views, then this book is for you.

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