Bug#602831: ITP: drupal6-mod-views -- views modules for Drupal 6
Owner: Al Nikolov <email@example.com>
* Package name : drupal6-mod-views
Version : 2.11
Upstream Author : Earl Miles (http://drupal.org/user/26979)
* URL : http://drupal.org/project/views
* License : GPL
Programming Lang: PHP
Description : views modules for Drupal 6
The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers
to control how lists and tables of content (nodes in Views 1, almost
anything in Views 2) are presented. Traditionally, Drupal has
hard-coded most of this, particularly in how taxonomy and tracker
lists are formatted.
This tool is essentially a smart query builder that, given enough
information, can build the proper query, execute it, and display the
results. It has four modes, plus a special mode, and provides an
impressive amount of functionality from these modes.
Among other things, Views can be used to generate reports, create
summaries, and display collections of images and other content.
You need Views if:
* You like the default front page view, but you find you want to
sort it differently.
* You like the default taxonomy/term view, but you find you want to
sort it differently; for example, alphabetically.
* You use /tracker, but you want to restrict it to posts of a
* You like the idea of the 'article' module, but it doesn't display
articles the way you like.
* You want a way to display a block with the 5 most recent posts of
some particular type.
* You want to provide 'unread forum posts'.
* You want a monthly archive similar to the typical Movable
Type/Wordpress archives that displays a link to the in the form of
"Month, YYYY (X)" where X is the number of posts that month, and
displays them in a block. The links lead to a simple list of
posts for that month.
Views can do a lot more than that, but those are some of the obvious
uses of Views.