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Drupal Views TrainingWhen it comes to making a Drupal site really work, no module is more essential than Views.

In fact, Views is so critical to a Drupal site's success that it is being incorporated into Drupal 8 (to be released around August 2013).

We are pleased to announce that this week we've launched our new Drupal 7 class. This newest addition to our Drupal 7 class series introduces Views and demonstrates ten different ways that it can be used on your site, from a simple blog page to a dynamic slideshow.

The Views Class Syllabus

Basic Views

  • A Page with Teasers: a blog-style layout.
  • A Simple Block View: a block that can be customized and placed around your site.

Intermediate Views

  • Jump Menu: a drop-down menu for navigation.
  • Table with Fields: a sortable table of information.

Advanced Views

  • Relationship Filter: combine information from different parts of your Drupal site.
  • Exposing Filters to Users: allows your users to control how they search the information you provide.
  • Contextual & Relational Filters: this is a view that updates automatically, based on the content being viewed.
  • Creating a Slideshow: one of the most popular uses for Views, creating a dynamic slideshow.
  • Multi-Display View: display one view in multiple ways ... a page, a block and more.
  • Glossary: sorts your content alphabetically.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.