I aim to create a view block that will display terms from a taxonomy vocabulary I have named "Categories", but here is how:

Each "category" term should link to a list. The list should display nodes that include "Category" terms, but these nodes must only be from the blogs' very own content type. Any other node that includes a category but isn't a blog node, won't be linked from that blog-categories list.

Does someone here a way to do so ?

At the start I tried to do that with contextual filters by Creating a taxonomy-typed view with a content relationship, filtered by a content type (contextual filter) and a taxonomy vocabulary (filter criteria). I tried several configurations for the contextual filter but with no success.

  • I searched with phrases like blog categories view Drupal and went about 10 articles but didn't find a satisfying answer.

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    there is no clear objective in your question, and even though you stated that you searched for the answers in google, it shows a lack of research. You should consider improving it after you've figured out what exactly you are trying to achieve – oksana-c May 3 '16 at 9:18
  • try this: in FILTERS add Content Type then check-mark Blogs. – No Sssweat May 3 '16 at 9:18
  • No @oksana-c, its not a lack of research; Its a fact that many complete solutions are ready for some Views, in a single Google search. These can be very efficient. – JohnDoea May 4 '16 at 5:24
  • I don't know if I understood, you want a block that shows all terms in particular vocab. Each term has a link to show all nodes from a particular node type. If this is it, I have something already working in a site that I'm developing right now. This envolves a bit of backend code. – Vagner May 6 '16 at 2:36
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    Still, you didn't ask any explicit question, so @oksana-c comment is still true. You need to say where you are stuck at, or you are going to get just answers each saying a different way to create a view. All of them would be equally valid. – kiamlaluno May 6 '16 at 5:23

You need to create two separate views as they will have different base types:

View 1: Block

At admin/structure/views/add:

  • Show: Taxonomy terms, of Type : Categories
  • tick Create a block


  • Taxonomy term: Term ID
    Tick Exclude from display
  • Taxonomy term: Name
    Untick Link this field to its taxonomy term page
    Rewrite results, Output this field as a link, Link path: blog-category-list/[tid]

NOTE: Taxonomy term: Term ID must be above Taxonomy term: Name

Sort Criteria:

  • Taxonomy Term: Name (asc)

View 2: Page

At admin/structure/views/add:

  • Show Content, of Type: Blog Entry
  • tick Create Page, add path: blog-category-list/% , Display Format ... list of fields

Contextual Filter:

Add filter Content: Has taxonomy term ID

  • When the filter value is not in the URL: Provide default value, Type: Raw value from URL, Path Component: 2

  • When the filter value is in the URL or a default is provided, Specify validation criteria: Validator: Taxonomy Term, Vocabularies: categories, Filter Value Type: Term Id

Variant 2:
To have a more friendly URL scheme you can make these alterations:

For the block:

Remove the tid field and change the Taxonomy term: Name rewrite field link like this: blog-category-list/[name]. DO NOT transform case

For the Page:

Alter the Contextual filter like this:

WHEN THE FILTER VALUE IS IN THE URL OR A DEFAULT IS PROVIDED, Filter value type, select 'Term name converted to Term ID. DO NOT select any transforms.

RE transforms: If you are certain that none of your terms will ever contain dashes, then you can do the following transforms:

Block: Rewrite Result link: tick replace space with dashes

Page: Contextual filter: tick Transform dashes in URL to spaces in term name filter values

You may also test the block link transform: Convert to lowercase.


You could create 2 views like so:

  1. A block view with a list of terms (taxonomy-typed view).

  2. A page view that accepts an argument, and uses it to filter and display a list of blog posts that share that argument, in this case a term.

Then rewrite the field display of the block view, for the term field– to link to the page view, instead... and pass the term as the argument.

  • I think I did something wrong in the process and didn't get you right. Can you please elaborate more and example, for instance, what type of argument you mean to? Is it a "Filter criteria" argument? Or another available with a "Contextual filter" ?, and also what method you mean to use when "rewriting the field display" ? Can you please edit the answer with these data? – JohnDoea May 4 '16 at 8:09
  • Bounty will be offered. – JohnDoea May 4 '16 at 8:09
  • The argument is the term name / term id, from the block view- that you are passing to the page view, to use as a contextual filter. Rewriting the field display is easy, in the block view- you have the ability to rewrite the output of any field. – user1642398 May 4 '16 at 10:12
  • Please edit and rephrase anything you need inside the question. A good answer will reward you in bounty, as well as acception and thumbs up --- All of this can be very good for you here, trust me. – JohnDoea May 5 '16 at 10:31
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    +1 This answer seems right but I agree it can do with a bit of elaboration – J. Reynolds May 5 '16 at 15:16

You could create a view that lists the blog content type with a term exposed filter that is available as a block. With Better Exposed Filters module you can show the exposed filter as links.

So overall;

1- Create a content view that lists blog content type
2- Add an exposed filter of the term field used in blogs
3- Set "Exposed form in block" to "Yes" (Advanced)
4- Display the exposed filter as links with BEF
5- Show the block whereever you want. ;)

When someone clicks on a link in the block, the filter will kick in and show all blogs with the related term.

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