The Views module for Drupal 6 (also known as Views 2) ships with several default views which allow you to override certain Drupal core list pages. One of the most useful of these views is the view provided for taxonomy term list. Just recently I decided to set up views to override my taxonomy pages so that they would show children terms, but when I jumped into the Views 2 interface and tried to actually do it I was left a little perplexed; if you are reading this page you probably were too.
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Drupal hit it big when version 5 came out. Before this time it had a considerable user base, but it hadn’t gone main stream yet. The transition from Drupal 4 to Drupal 5 was extremely quick. No one held on to Drupal 4 and all significant modules released 5x versions within a few months. When Drupal 6 came out last year I think many of us expected the same kind of quick upgrading and transitioning, but alas, and many important modules have taken their sweet time coming out with a 6x release.
This page is intended to serve as the base documentation for the Advanced Book Blocks module. Any questions or comments related to the documentation should be posted here. Bug reports, feature request and support request should be filed on the issue queue for the module at Drupal.org. If you are looking for a demo of this module look at the block to your upper right labeled “What I can do for you”.
This page is intended to serve as the base documentation for the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks module. Only questions or comments directly related to the documentation should be posted here. Bug reports, feature request and support request should be filed on the issue queue at the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks project page.
If you are asking this question it’s pretty safe to say that you are new to Drupal. After you’ve been dealing with Drupal for a while it’s easy to start thinking everyone knows what you are talking about when you start throwing out terms like “Drupal Modules” and “Drupal Themes”, but the truth of the matter is that to the average Joe on the street this all sounds like gibberish.
Well it took me about 5 days to get it all together and test it, but finally the Advanced Book Block Module is finished!
This module went much more quickly than the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks module due to the fact that I had already worked out the kinks in the JQuery Menu Api by the time I started. Also I lost less time on stupid bugs since I knew what to expect.
After spending the last week and a half coding like a mad man and testing the thing to make sure there were no glaring bugs I am finally releasing the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks module. This module took a lot more time and effort than I had expected due to the fact that the Drupal api doesn’t provide a taxonomy tree array that gives all of the necessary information in order to integrate with the JQuery menu module and also due to the fact that I had to rewrite a couple of functions in the JQuery menu module in order to get it to open up for other modules to use.
In Drupal 6 views has been completely rewritten from the ground up, and as such we have to adjust the little code snippets that we developers have collected over the years to compensate.
The old way ( Drupal 5 views 1 ) of inserting a view into a tpl or into a php enabled content area was as follows:
This has now changed to the following: