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I'm trying to setup a site where users can download pdfs that are sorted into different categories based what type are. I've coded out what I want in a html version (which is currently live here) but I need to make this into a CMS (first time for me in Drupal, I've been using other CMSs such Wordpress).

Here's the structure I'm after (also would like to have the URL aliases mention below):

Displayed on Main Download Page (url: domainname/downloadpage):

(Probably a block)

  • First Top Category
    • First Sub Category
    • Second Sub Category
    • Third Sub Category

(Also a block)

  • Second Top Category
    • First Sub Category
    • Second Sub Category
    • Third Sub Category

Displayed on Top Category Page (url: domainname/downloadpage/firsttopcategory):

(A block but doesn't have to be)

  • First Top Category
    • First Sub Category
    • Second Sub Category
    • Third Sub Category

Displayed on Sub Category Page [already worked this out- just trying to link/incorporate it] (url: domainname/downloadpage/firsttopcategory/firstsubcategory):

  • First Sub Category
      [in a table]
    • Download Name Field1 Field2 Download Link
    • Name Field1 Field2 Download Link

I've already worked out how to create a content type for this, all I need to get this structure into place. This has been a good help but I can't seem to get the way I need it with what I'm after. If you could point me in the right direction in order to archive this, it would be very much appreciated.

  • I'll point you in the right direciton. In your view, Under Advanced, RELATIONSHIP click add, and add Taxonomy term. – No Sssweat Nov 9 '15 at 1:49
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Have a look at either of these modules, both have an official D7 version (quotes included are from their project pages):

  • Taxonomy Menu Block

    Taxonomy Menu Block allows you to make blocks containing unordered lists that represent the structure of your vocabularies, creating a menu out of your taxonomies (without using Drupal's menu system).

    Taxonomy Menu Block combines the idea of Taxonomy menu with the workings of Menu block:

    • Make multiple menus per vocabulary.
    • "Split" the taxonomy into different menus. This allows, for example, the creation of one menu with only the top items (parents) of a vocabulary and another menu with only the sub-items (children).
    • Make a menu out of a specific branch of your vocabulary only.
    • Follow the active trail, also for nodes coupled to a term with a term reference field.

    Taxonomy Menu Block also comes with its own theme function and a few hooks (see the .api.php file) that allows you to alter the generated data to your needs.

  • Taxonomy Block

    This module displays a list of taxonomy terms in a block from a single vocabulary.

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