I have a site that uses Entity Reference to link exercises with guitar lessons (these are two content types). I created a view (both content pane and block, identically configured), of display type Display Suite, which filters on exercises, uses a relationship with referenced entity, and contextual filter of content node id which corresponds to the lesson node id. In preview all looks fine,a lesson is displayed as well as its associated exercises, and I saved the view.
In Display Suite I managed the display for exercises and lessons and added the view I created to be managed by Display Suite.
So I thought all would be fine on my site, but when a guitar lesson page is loaded, it only displays the lesson fields as managed by Display Suite, but it does not display the exercises associated with the lesson, which I thought would work based on the view.
Now if under Structure->Blocks I attach the block view to Content, then the exercises display with lessons. But I thought Display Suite allows one to not think about blocks and instead use views and content panes to control display. Since the view has a content display type, and since the lesson and exercise content types are configured to display fields in DS-arranged content layouts, why on earth would the content pane view not be displaying?
I am new to drupal and I have no idea how clear I have described this issue, but I can clarify as needed.
Any troubleshooting tips to figure out what is going on?
I also have Page Manager and Panels installed, but I disabled the panels I had created previously and I don't see how Page Manager would be interfering since I don't have it managing any of my pages.