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Dec 21 2011
Dec 21

Sometimes you need to connect several views – perhaps based on unique permissions or perhaps to improve functionality and layout in a way that blocks might not permit.  With Views Attach you are able to link together multiple views – assign permissions per view, as well as pass along arguments and exposed filters… We use these in many places on our site for things like glossaries as well as to link our blocks to our page management dashboards.  This is a brief tutorial on how and when to use attached views…

A look at a view attached to another view

NB from the video – don’t forget to check your permissions – if “Access All Views” is enabled for a given role it will override the permissions within the particular view

Dec 19 2011
Dec 19

Sometimes it is helpful to add custom information to a taxonomy term.

In our case we want to have a unique homepage for each taxonomy term instead of the default “/taxonomy/term/blahblahblah”  so we use the “Term Fields” module which allows us to add fields to taxonomies much like cck with nodes.  It also has the advantage of working with drupal views.. so its kind of a no brainer… here’s a quick tutorial on how to add links to our content taxonomies here at the Health Sciences library

Dec 19 2011
Dec 19

This is a really short tutorial that shows how to improve improved admin using an exposed filter in the view

and if you want a really basic tutorial on modifying taxonomy terms from in the improved admin area click on this vid = good basic lesson

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