[development] Views custom style plugin

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Thu Aug 6 14:37:51 UTC 2009

ad4m wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm trying to write my custom plugin for Views 2.0. I've found some 
> documentation on that, I followed the instructions and I'm facing a 
> strange problem.
> Here is what I've done:
>    1. I've implemented the views_api hook in my module file
>    2. I've created the module_name.views.inc file in the module's main
>       directory
>    3. In the .inc files I've implemented the views_plugins hook
>    4. The hook views_plugins returns an array with 'style' index
>       containing an aray with all required parameters.
>    5. Than I've created a file handler_name.inc and implemented a class
>       handler_name extending the base views_plugin_style class
>    6. At the end I created a template file for my custom style plugin
> Everything looks fine, I can my custom style plugin from the views' 
> interface. *But everytime I'm selecting my own style plugin and clicking 
> update, nothing happens! Style plugin remains unchanged.*

This usually means it wasn't able to load the plugin object. Be sure 
everything in your hook_views_plugins is correct and that the 'parent' 
line, in particular, was correct.

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