I have a requirement to create a view which will return the latest 4 articles added to the site to be displayed in a block on multiple pages.
This in itself is easily done - however the client has requested the ability to override the articles shown in this block on certain pages. Again this would be easy if all 4 latest articles were to be swapped for these 4 statically selected articles - but the request is to allow any number between 1-4 static choices to be made when creating content.
If a user chooses just one article manually - the other 3 in the "related" block should be the latest 3 articles from the site. Similary if 2 were manually selected, 2 latest articles should follow them. And so on.
I think I may be overcomplicating this - but having played with Views all morning trying to achieve this I'm struggling - can anyone give me some pointers?