Views (Advanced)

Book Lists Grid

Responsive, mobile-friendly ‘View’ templates for book lists

3 out-of-the-box responsive, mobile-friendly Views to display book lists are readily available. All that needs to be done by the store staff are to edit the book lists and plug them into the views.

Views Email

The ‘Views Send’ module enables you to create personalized mass emails from a view: With this feature, if, for example, a store would like to send an email reminder to all ticket holders for an upcoming event, it can create a view to pull up email addresses associated with orders and send a mass email. For now, the email can only be plain text.

jCarousel

A collection of book cover images or custom product images can be displayed in the form of a carousel. In Drupal, a carousel is a type of ‘view’. The jCarousel module is enabled upon request. If you wish to create a carousel on your site, please contact us with a request to enable the JCarousel module.

Browse Book View

The Browse Book page is a collection of popular titles based on Ingram’s ‘desirability’ ranking. The collection is displayed using Drupal ‘views’. There is also the ‘Browse Books’ block which can be used to filter books based on their BISAC codes. Though displayed together when visiting the /browse/book page, the view and the block can both be used separately. 

IMPORTANT VIEW TIPS

Order View

 
The order view (Store > Orders) by default has the following fields:
 
  1. Search by order number
  2. Filter by status
  3. Apply button
  4. Display of:

Custom Products

This webinar covers topics related to custom products on your IndieCommerce website and included the following:

  • Custom Product Classes and Custom Products
  • Attributes and Options
  • Shipping, payment options and taxes for custom products
  • 'Stock' and 'Variable Price' with custom products

 

Simple Product Views

If you followed the instructions in “Creating Custom Products” to create your own product classes and products of those classes, you are now ready to create a view to display them.

Intro to Views

VIEWS TERMINOLOGY

  1. Content v. Fields: When a display is in the 'content' mode, view results can be shown in any of the standard ways they can appear on your site, such as teaser, title, or full. 'Fields' are the individual pieces of information that make up the elements (like content items, users, and comments) that appear in your view. If you switch a display to the 'fields' mode, you can choose which fields are shown in that display; for example the title, post date, author, images associated with the content, etc.

Introduction to Taxonomy and Views

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Basics of Drupal Taxonomy – vocabulary and terms, focusing on creating taxonomy for the 'event' content type
  • Introduction to Drupal Views - a look at the views interface, how to edit an existing view and customize the 'Event' view with color coding and filtering using taxonomy.

Contextual Filters

Related nodes for specific books can be displayed in a block on book product pages by creating a view using a contextual filter and setting the view block to display on book pages.

Note: For this to work, the book must be placed in a booklist of the related content type (in this example, ‘Event’). To learn how to create a booklist please review “Creating Booklists”.

Taxonomy Filters

You can use “Taxonomy” to filter your content. For example, let's say you have 3 locations and events happening in all those 3 locations. Visitors to your site may not want to look through your entire calendar at events across all of those locations; they may want to see only the ones happening close to them. What you want is a way to categorize your events by location, and allow your visitors to filter the events by location.

In the example below, we add taxonomy to the ‘Event’ content type and place a filter on the calendar.

Upcoming Events Detailed

Create a view that will populate with upcoming events, and will include a field for an author photo, the body, and date.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Slideshow

These instructions are for creating a rotating slideshow on your IndieCommerce site using a View. ABA will need to enable the modules for you, so if you have not done so already, please contact us with a request to enable the module.

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR VIEW SLIDESHOW BANNER:

Staff Picks View

Create a block that rotates a randomly-chosen book from the Staff Picks page.

CREATE A PAGE

Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page

  1. Fill in ‘Name’ - Example: ‘Staff Picks’
  2. Enter ISBNs for staff picks (we recommend starting with at least 2)
  3. Save

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR VIEW SETUP:

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