I am using a taxonomy together with the Lexicon module to automatically create links to another website (a pretty neat solution with instructions here)

But I would also need to create view that list all nodes that contain the taxonomy terms. I am fairly competent at using the views module but I cannot figure out how to take the list of taxonomy terms and display all nodes that contain the terms in the text and what taxonomy terms the node contain.

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If I understand correctly, you want to have one page that will display nodes grouped by taxonomy term they belong to so that the result is like this:

  • Term 1

    • article 1
    • article 2
  • Term 2

    • article 2
    • article 3
  • Term 3

    • article 1
    • article 3

To achieve that:

  1. Create a view to display all content of [content type name] and select the node fields you want to display in place of article 1,2,3 (probably title of the node at least).
  2. Add relationship "Content: Taxonomy terms on node" and decide which taxonomy you want to narrow down the display.
  3. Under View field, there should be now a list of Taxonomy related fields. You probably want to add field "Taxonomy term: Name". Exclude that field from display.
  4. Under View format settings, select to Group By that taxonomy field.
  • Thank you. But I think two things prevent this from working. 1) The Taxonomy terms on node only provide access to the taxonomy field of the node. I need to pull taxonomy terms from the body field and compare it to a taxonomy list. 2) This does not filter out nodes which do not contain any taxonomy terms.
    – Sigvard
    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:39
  • Thank you @Kasia W . I was wondering if there would be the possibility to display the description with the term to have - Term 1 : Description -- Article a -- Article b - Term 2 : Description -- Article a -- Article c etc. Dec 4, 2018 at 11:42

If what you want is list all nodes that are referencing a taxonomy term, a way do to it is to:

  • Create a Content view
  • Add a contextual filter Content: Has taxonomy term ID (with depth)

This relationship also lets you display nodes that are not directly referencing the term, but referencing a term in the same tree: with the depth parameter.

You might need to add a Relationship of your term if you don't have access to the taxonomy term fields you want: Content: Taxonomy terms on node

Then to pass the term ID argument to the view, I usually use panels to override the taxonomy term page, but I believe you can directly do it with views, or a module like this one: Taxonomy Views Integrator.

  • My problem is that I need to compare the list of taxonomy terms with free text in the body field so the taxonomy ID won't work but I will look into the taxonomy views integrator to see if I can find anything.
    – Sigvard
    Mar 9, 2015 at 9:43

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