[development] view + cck or views + form_alter

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Oct 5 01:11:37 UTC 2007

Funny you should mention it.  I just got around to documenting the way we 
tackle this issue at Palantir today:


As for the Views, create a node type that has nothing but a title and 
Viewfield CCK type.  Create a node of that type and specify the View to use.  
Tada, you have a node.  Note: Doesn't work with dynamic arguments, sadly. :-(


On Thursday 04 October 2007, John Barreiros wrote:
> Hi All.
> This particular site I'm building features a layout with a photo in the
> upper right corner. The client wants to have the ability to specify the
> image on every single page. I know I know, kind of whacked, but it's what
> they want.
> So, first step was to use cck to add a new field to the "page" type. I
> tried imagefield but didn't like how you couldn't select an existing image.
> I managed to whip together a new cck field which uses IMCE to select the
> image (I'll up it to cvs after some more testing and some coworkers give me
> the thumbs up on its quality).
> Okay, so that takes care of any pages displaying a single node.
> How do I handle views? There are a few views and they obviously need to
> have the image customizable. It'd be nice if when creating a "view" to
> provide a page, it inherited the cck fields from the "page" type.
> Could I use form_alter to add the cck field to the views form?
> Or is there some way when the "view" is being built I can extract the image
> from the first node and pass it to page.tpl.php?
> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> -john

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