Views for Beginners (in Drupal 8)



Have you ever wanted to create a dynamic list of content that will automatically update itself whenever you make a change to your content?

Arguably Drupal's most powerful module, Views allows administrators to create dozens of lists – covering things like Announcements, Rotating Slideshows, and even complex Event Calendars. In this session, we'll introduce the basics of Views while showcasing some of the most common use cases.

Good news, Views is in Drupal 8 core! Significant differences in Views functionality will be pointed out and demonstrated throughout the presentation. This presentation will build on other elementary Drupal 8 building blocks such as entities and view modes. These concepts will be defined and clearly described within the context of Views so that those new to Drupal (or just Drupal 8) will be able to understand and recreate the use cases we introduce on their own after DrupalCon.

Have a specific Views question or use case you'd like to see? Feel free to leave a comment on this session and we'll try to address questions in advance of DrupalCon and prepare ideal use cases for use in the presentation.

This session is perfect for:

  • Beginners who want to learn how to create dynamic lists of content
  • Anyone who wants to see examples of Views functionality in case studies
  • Anyone who wants a comparison of features in Views since coming to Drupal 8

Session Track

Site Building

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 - 10:45 to 11:45
515B -Forum One