Using Drupal 7 and Views 7.x-3.0-beta3, what is the best way to have a taxonomy page use a custom view?

For example, in Path Auto I have a rule that points the URL alias countries/england towards taxonomy/term/44.

When a user visits countries/england I want to display a page created with Views, not the default taxonomy page.

I am populating the menu using Taxonomy Menu which doesn't yet support custom paths in Drupal 7.


4 Answers 4


Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying, but Views comes with a view for taxonomy/term/%tid. Once enabled, when you visit http://example.com/taxonomy/term/44, Views will show its own page, and not the default page output from Drupal.


There are two modules that can pull this off for you. Either tvi or taxonomy display. Both are quite buggy in Drupal 7 at the moment so it will take some tweaking to get them working properly.

I have a site using your setup with tvi but I had to manually enter the values into the tvi table to get it working and could not use taxonomy/term/% for the path of the views. I had to use pathalias_i_set_for_the_term/%. I tried out taxonomy display as it is in alpha but it had some errors with my setup and tvi was already hacked and working for me. I would suggest trying out taxonomy display first as it appears like it will be the better option moving forward.

  • I just used Taxonomy Display and it worked great. Before that I tried TVI but, like you, I would have had to manually add the entries to the DB. Thanks for the information.
    – donut
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 23:38

As kiamlaluno said, I think that you can do this out-of-the-box in views 7.x-3.0-beta3: you can add taxonomy name/id to "Filter Criteria" or "Contextual filter" to a basic new unformated view, then you can add a path to that display/view.

  • one last thing: how to change links of rendered tags to point to this my view?
    – ptica
    Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 14:44
  • I am also interested in finding an easy way for the terms now to point to my view (instead of making a new menu)
    – rparree
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 7:20

Try this module: Taxonomy Views Integrator It allows you to theme every vocabulary or term with it's own view. Worked wonders for me. Also see this page: http://drupal.org/node/424168

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