How to Create an Activity Feed in Drupal 7 Tutorial #2: Creating a Message Template

In this second drupal video tutorial of the series, I show you how to create a Heartbeat message template and a very simple view of heartbeat messages. To begin, we create a message template that is used when users add a node to the site. The template has two dynamic placeholders that are populated when a user creates a node, the username and the node title.

After creating the template, we use Rules to log the heartbeat message and fill in the username and node title. With that done, we create a page with Views that displays all of our messages.