Drupal 7 Site Building: Using Display Suite
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Drupal 7 Site Building: Using Display Suite

About the Book

If you ask any experienced site builder, what’s the best way of modifying a content type layout, you’ll be given a few options. There’s always a few valid ways of achieving something in Drupal.

One way of modifying a content type is to edit its template. Simply go into your theme copy the “node.tpl.php” to “node--article.tpl.php” and you’re good to go. However, your designers will need to know PHP and the theme system which can be difficult to learn.

Another way is to use Panels/Panelizer to control content type layouts. Panels is an amazing module, but it takes time to learn.

Or you could look at using Display Suite for the layouts. Display Suite is a big suite of modules. It can be used as mentioned, to change content type layouts, but you can also use it to change the node edit form. This ability will make you popular amongst the editors who use your site. Now you’ll be able to cleanup and order fields in a better way by placing them into regions.

About the Author

Ivan Zugec
Ivan Zugec

Ivan Zugec is a Sydney based Drupal consultant with over 8 years of experience. He's delivered many Drupal sites for media companies, universities and federal government.

He enjoys writing about Drupal over on WebWash and has produced over 180 FREE tutorials and videos.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • How to Modify Content Types
    • What You’ll Learn in this Book
    • Requirements
    • How to Create Test Content
    • Understanding Widgets, Formatters and View Modes
    • Support
  • How to Change Content Type Layouts
    • Getting Started
    • Modify Full Content View Mode
    • Configure Full Content Fields
    • How to Access “Manage display” Page
    • Configure Teaser Layout
    • Chapter Summary
  • How to Create Custom View Modes
    • Custom View Mode
    • Configure View Mode
    • Create Latest Articles Block
    • Chapter Summary
  • Adding CSS Classes to Regions and Fields
    • Region Wrappers
    • Adding CSS Classes to Fields
    • Chapter Summary
  • How to Use Display Suite Fields
    • Code Field
    • Using Token Variables
    • Dynamic Field
    • Block Field
    • Preprocess Field
    • Limit Field Text Area
    • Chapter Summary
  • Creating Custom Layouts
    • Store Layout in Module
    • Store Layout in Theme
    • Chapter Summary
  • Creating Custom Fields
    • Chapter Summary
  • Customizing Form Layouts
    • Custom Layouts
    • Chapter Summary
  • Export Configuration Using Features
    • Chapter Summary

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by WebWash

WebWash is a Drupal consultancy that specialises in site building, migration and theming. We’re based in Sydney, Australia and have successfully delivered high impact websites for federal government, universities, media companies and many more. We strive to build websites that editors will enjoy writing content on by building powerful authoring tools.

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