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Not sure if i am going about this the right way but my intended goal is this:

Create a sticky footer that displays:

  1. In Section 1(Left section) a Link to Latest magazine issue.
  2. In Section 2 (Right Section) A. Either show the latest Archived Articles. B. Allow a user to input or select their own desired archived article.

Can I use a view to display this, or should I use a block? If I can accomplish this with a view, what should my approach be?

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if you number of archive and data in this block all always this (not need generate dynamic) you can create them with 2 static block that their link redirect user to a page that data was generated by views,(views page ).

and if you block data is not static and you want they generate dynamically I suggest you use views block(this mean a view with block display).

I think this link can help you it describe how to create a block that show month name and when click on each month related data according to the that month fetch by view.

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  • Looks like a workable solution.... After reviewing the link i forgot to mention that i am using the panels module. Will this work if i add the the view block to the region with the panels module enabled?
    – cthrucode
    Commented Jun 14, 2015 at 4:57
  • @cthrucode yes, you can , there is no problem
    – Yuseferi
    Commented Jun 14, 2015 at 5:02

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