Dive in to Drupal Views

Event Date: 
Jul 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Date

Topic

Time

Location

Instructor

July 13

Drupal Views

1-3 p.m.

Chilton Hall, Room 270

William Hicks

Dive in to Drupal Views

Class Description: Fed up creating hand-crafted lists, or of updating the same info in multiple places on your site?  Views is the essential tool that allow you create those lists in an automated way.

Want to create a list of three upcoming events on your homepage and have them magically disappear to an archive page elsewhere on your site after the event is over? No actions by you or other editors? That’s a couple of views, buildable in under an hour. Need a filterable staff directory that lets the user search by name, or filter by location or department? That’s the sort of thing the Views module was built for. Listing courses, organizing FAQs, generating a calendar, building photo galleries, RSS feeds… views can be configured to render these sorts of things for you as bulleted lists, tables, grids, and other HTML structures so you don’t have to.

We will review content and data modeling concepts in Drupal, and dive into view types, fields, filters, pagination, and all the not-so-scary ‘advanced’ features plus a roundup of handy third-party modules that will turn up the volume of your site to 11.

Authoring experience in Drupal is required, and some knowledge of content types, users, taxonomy terms and fields is helpful. No ‘programming’ experience is required, and we won’t have time to look at theming views on the filesystem, but basic understandings of HTML concepts and relational databases will improve your experience.

Prerequisite: Intro to Views is recommended, not required. Log in rights to a UNT website required.

How to enroll: Enrollment is required through the HR Talent Management through the new HR Learning Portal. Click on Find Learning and enter Drupal to find your class.