New book published: Drupal 5 Views Recipes

New book published: Drupal 5 Views Recipes

I’m looking at a fresh new copy of Drupal 5 Views Recipes. I wrote it, and I’m thrilled to see it in print.

I have a mix of Drupal 5 and Drupal 6 sites out there. If you’ve got any Drupal 5 sites, consider this book.


I’ll start by mentioning the appendices, since I think that’s one of the most information-rich sections of the book. (The rest of the book consists of 94 step-by-step recipes.)

Appendix A – List of all default views available for Drupal 5
Appendix B – Comprehensive list of Drupal 5 field formatters, by module
Appendix C – Comprehensive list of Drupal 5 style plugins, by module
Appendix D – Views 1 hooks
Appendix E – Modules included in recipe ingredients
Appendix F – Additional resources and modules
Appendix G – Selected noteworthy patches to Views, sorted by topic

Appendix E can serve as an index to the recipes, and also includes a column indicating which modules are available for Drupal 6. Appendix G unlocks a whole host of functionality not available in Views 1 by default.


Interesting content includes:
– How to overcome the case of the missing term in taxonomy views
– Views arguments
– Proximity search (Find every trailhead within 6 miles of a Senior Center, for instance)

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