I'm having some trouble harmonizing Views, Views Content Panes (ctools), and Panels with Panelizer on Drupal 7. I have a working prototype, but the problem is that I have to repeat the field output across 3 views and 4 content panes.
Consider this existing content structure:
|-Title |-Image |-Body |-Vocab A term reference |-Vocab B term reference |-Other fields
|-Vocab A |-Vocab B
View 1: Front Page
|-Slide show (content pane) | |-Title | |-Image | |-Body | |-Dynamic blocks (content pane) | |-Title | |-Image
View 2: Product Catalog
|-Taxonomy page (page) | |-Title | |-Image | |-Body
Finally, the node display, a full-page override from Panelizer:
Content node panelizer page:
|-Title pane |-Image pane |-Body pane
The problem: I need to display the taxonomy and "other fields" in both views and in Panelizer, but I can't figure out how to do it without having to repeat creating the field output in each instance. To make things more complex, I need to filter Vocab B for a single term; which requires the Views Conditional module.
Problem 1: I can add the taxonomy and other fields to View 1's master view, so I don't have to repeat adding the fields to both panes; but there's no way to group those fields and settings so I can sync them to View 2.
Problem 2: As far as I know, Panels doesn't support conditional filtering when adding node fields to Panelizer; requiring me to create a new views content pane, so I can use the Views Conditional module filter a specific term in Vocab B. This is better anyway, since I don't want to have to manually add each individual field as a panel to the panelizer page.
So, I've created this view, and added it to the panelizer page. This is exactly what I want for this use case.
View 3: Product Metadata
|-Product Metadata (content pane) | |-Vocab A term reference (filtered using Views Conditional module) | |-Vocab B term reference | |-Other fields
But now I'm back to Problem 1, I have 3 separate views that need to show the same group of fields with identical settings, but I need to manually create each instance of the fields on each view. There's got to be a better way! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!