Hope that someone can help me with this question.
I am using the latest version of Drupal 7.
I appreciate that what I am trying to do can in part be achieved with Views, Panels, combinations of the aforementioned or other things like taxonomy and CCK. Perhaps I am not understanding them fully enough to get their full power. However, I am hoping that there is perhaps a module to do what I want to do. As I said, I know I can do some of what I want to do using Views and Panels but I can only figure out how to do what I want to do on a specific 'page' by 'page' basis by using the interface provided in the views and/or panels sections for each specific page. What I am want is a more dynamic way of creating a view without having to go through the process of creating a view each time.
I know that nodes are not traditionally used as I want them to be. However, I want to be able to give an admin user the ability to place multiple content types (multiple nodes) on the same 'page' without having to design their own view and/or panel set up for each 'page'. For example on one page they may want to put a content type called Article, then beneath that article they want to put a Video, under that a basic page, then an Image, then an image with a text wrapped around it and then another specific article and so on. There could be any combination of the content types (nodes) on each page and any number of pages.
I appreciate that generally speaking a "basic" node is generally considered or rendered as an individual "page" or grouped together in some way to display as a blog BUT I want to give an admin user the ability to dynamically combine any node not just the type with an easy to use interface. Even it is just drop down menus of the different content types. I also want to give them the ability to move these up and down the page preferably using drag & drop or at least a text box to put in the weight of each item.
I have found the command "node_view" and can sort of see a way of using that but I wouldn't know how to use it in a dynamic way or how to set it up for use on user created "pages". I am fairly new to Drupal and I maybe barking up the wrong tree. Perhaps there is already a module out there that I haven't found.
Thanks in advance for any help...