Paging blocks with AJAX Views

Drupal Views are a fairly wonderful creation. They allow all kinds of usable, well…VIEWS, of your data in a Drupal site. They allow you to view your data either as a page or a block (or an RSS feed, etc), however one thing was was lacking was the ability to page content within a view block. The default view blocks provide you simply with a “more” link that will take you to the full blown page view. That was not working for us, or one of our clients and something has to give.

Frank Febbraro, Chief Technology Officer
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Drupal Views are a fairly wonderful creation. They allow all kinds of usable, well…VIEWS, of your data in a Drupal site. They allow you to view your data either as a page or a block (or an RSS feed, etc), however one thing was was lacking was the ability to page content within a view block. The default view blocks provide you simply with a “more” link that will take you to the full blown page view. That was not working for us, or one of our clients and something has to give.

Introducing AJAX Views, a custom module written by Phase2 and contributed back to Drupal.org. This module allows you to specify a view block as paging via AJAX. It also provides a myriad of ways to theme these blocks and ajaxified pages. Drupal module development is challenging and incredibly flexible and it is also a large part of what makes the Drupal platform and community so special.

Give AJAX Views a try, tell us what you think.

Frank Febbraro

Frank Febbraro

Chief Technology Officer