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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 10 of 10: Cool Views Integrated Modules and Series Recap

In this final Drupal video tutorial of the 10 part series on Views, we conclude by looking at some cool modules that integrate well with Views. I show you a few that I have tutorials on (Gmap, EVA, Views Slideshow) so that you can continuing learning but others identified are pretty straight forward and I don't have tutorials for them.

To conclude the second half of the tutorial, we recap the series to help solidify the concepts covered in the 9 other video tutorials.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 9 of 10: Cloning, Exporting and Importing Views

In the 9 video of this 10 part Drupal video tutorial series, I walk you through cloning, exporting and importing views. In doing so, I explain common use cases for each and show you how to take exported views and incorporate them in your custom module so that users are provided with a default view when they enable your module.

As an added bonus, I even introduce you to Susie at the end of the video tutorial... though she looks very unhappy about being picked up, trust me, she's not.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 8 of 10 - Views Custom Field Handlers

In the 8th video of this 10 part Drupal video tutorial series, we continue looking at the Views API and create a custom field handler. This tutorial starts off by looking at the views_handler_field_node that we used in Tutorial 7 and I walk you through what handlers are and how the node specific handler was created.

From there, we create our own handler by extending the views_handler_field. We override a couple functions from the parent class to provide an option for a user to render the word BLANK instead of actual output.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 7 of 10: Integrating Your Module with the Views API

In the 7 video of this 10 part Drupal video tutorial series on the Views module, we look at the Views API and how to integrate a custom module with Views 3 so that we can build views based on our custom content.

The Views API allows you to leverage the awesomeness that is the Views module when you are doing custom Drupal development and so I show you how to link up our database fields to view fields, filters, sorting, arguments and relationships.

Once this is done, I walk you through building another view based on our custom module and again, we take a quick look at using relationships and contextual filters.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 6 of 10: Views Relationships and Contextual Filters

In the 6th Drupal video tutorial in this 10 part video tutorial series on the Views module, we look at views relationships and contextual filters. We start by adding a relationship to our dog view so we can pull in information about the node authors. In doing so, I show you what relationships actually are (hint: they form part of the FROM clause in the sql generated by views).

Next up we look at contextual filters. To do so, we create a new view which only shows specific images based on a specific user. To start, we use the UID passed in from the URL. I also show you how to provide a default argument, in this case the UID of the logged in user and we touch on argument validation. I also explain what context filters actually are (hint: they form part of the WHERE clause in the views generated sql).

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 5 of 10: Theming Views

In the 5th video of this 10 part drupal video tutorial series on the Views module, we look at theming views. To do so, we first create our own theme so that we do not hack up the core Bartik theme. From there, we look at field level CSS changes, then adding custom tpl files and making our view aware, finally ending with custom functions in our template.php file which override the tpl files we created.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 4 of 10: Blocks, Attachments and Exposed Filters

In this drupal video tutorial, we carry on with our dog images view and create a block of 5 recently added images. We place the block in the sidebar and make sure it only shows up on pages outside of our galleries. From there, we add a views attachment to our existing dog images view which only shows the most recent dog image though with a different image style (our banner image style). Lastly, we conclude with exposed filters, an alternative to the menu tabs we created in tutorial 3, and I show you how to place the filter in a block, in our site's sidebar.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 3 of 10: Menus, Permissions, Headers/Footers and Pagers

In the third video of this ten part drupal video tutorial series on the Views module, we look at View menu tabs, view permissions, view headers and footers and view pagers. In doing so, I show you how to create a normal Drupal menu tab so site visitors can find your content. I also show you how to create sub menu tabs to filter your content.

So, in this video, we recreate our All Dog Images view and then create two new pages within that View, each for Susie and Bailey photos. I then show you how to override page filters so we can ensure only Bailey and Susie photos are shown on their specific pages and the we create the menu tabs for them. This allows us to avoid cluttering up our site's main menu. From there, we take a look at permissions and I show you how to restrict your views to only authenticated users if you were created a membership site.

Headers and Footers are up next where we look at embedding a view within a view, so placing a view in our page header, and using counters / global text. Additionally, near the end of the video, I show you how you can pull in excluded fields into the header and footer that I mentioned in tutorial two. We finish off with a quick look at pagers and the difference between Full and Mini pagers.

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Drupal 7 Views Module Tutorial 2 of 10: Creating and Customizing Views

In the second video of this ten part drupal video tutorial series, we look at creating and customizing Views, specifically titles, view formats, fields, filters and sorting. If you have used and are familiar with the Views module, this will be very basic for you. We go beyond the first video tutorial which looked at creating a basic View of teasers.

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Creating a Drupal 7 Slideshow: Tutorial 2 of 2

In this drupal video tutorial, we continue developing our slideshow with the Views Slideshow module by styling the pager and node titles with a little css. This involves copying the core Bartik theme to our sites/all/themes folder and creating a custom css file. Using the Google Developer Tools, we're able to walk through our css changes, confirm they work and copy them to our css file.

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