I created a view listing all parent terms and child terms in my site. Following those suggestions: Tiered HTML lists using Views and Taxonomy?

Now, I need to make the list of child terms change automatically according to the parent term page. For example: In the parent term page: Fruits, This view will show a only a list of those terms:

  • Bananas Apple ….

In the parent term page: Colors, This view will show only a list of Colors child terms:

  • Red Green Yellow

Any Idea how to do this?

2 Answers 2


In Drupal 7, I accomplished this by creating a view (for a block) that uses the contextual filter, "Taxonomy term: Parent term" - Under "When the Filter is Not Available" choose "Provide default value", then select "Taxonomy term ID from URL", and check "Load default filter from term page". I then displayed the block on the taxonomy pages where I want the child term lists to appear.

I'm just starting to work with Drupal and I suspect that there's a more robust solution - this works with pathauto but has trouble with terms that use a URL alias - but the instructions I've found for other approaches either don't work or require considerable coding. If you devise a better way, or somebody else has ideas, I'm all ears.

  • Thank Aaron, I'm using now Taxonomy menu, and Block menu to accomplish this, However, I will try your method.
    – Nizarnav
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:20
  • I had an issue with this method, once you select for example : apple. the views Fruit is not any more visible. I want the views fruit to show always when selecting any of its terms.
    – Nizarnav
    Commented Mar 10, 2012 at 19:25
  • This is a great way to do it! (especially considering View will be apart of the Drupal 8 core)
    – ak112358
    Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 19:33

I found a solution to accomplish this, without using views.

  1. I have used Taxonomy menu to display a list of all my terms.
  2. Then, I used a nice module called: Menu block , to achieve exactly what I want. It can display a list of parent terms, and then display the second level of terms or deeper when you visit one of the parent terms page.

Hope this can help someone.

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