I added a new view (block) with FIELDS type. I added "Content: Comment count" to see the comments number, and in "Rewrite results" I clicked to "Output this field as a link", and added the token "[comment_count] == Content: Comment count" as link.
This link doesn't work.

When I add a different token, such as "[body] == Content: Body" or "[title] == Content: Title," the links still don't work.

Am I doing anything wrong?

  • To what do you want to link? First, only [body] is the token and what you should use. But you probably actually need the nid/cid token, depending what you want to link to.
    – Berdir
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 14:39
  • Hi. I actually make it to work. I have used "Exclude from display" and somehow manage it to work like I wanted to. I still need to add some field x2 but it seems to work just fine.
    – bart
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 18:23
  • Please create an answer, explain in detail what you did and accept it as an answer for this question once you can (you have to wait 24h I think). Then, the question is correctly marked as resolved and if someone else lands here with the same problem, they know how to fix it. We are trying to build a database of good questions and answers here :) Additionally, someone might give you a hint on how to solve it easier.
    – Berdir
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 20:40
  • No problem - if u can't add token just create field the token link to and make it "Exclude from display". Then u can make use of the token it self. So if u want use token [comment_count] u need first to crate a Comment Count, and if u don't need it (don't want the text and count) just make it "Exclude from display". The rest depend of what you want to achieve. Remember that u can create some field x2 or even x3. For example u can make one link that make link from all body content and second one that make a link from comment count (first u need to create body and comment field).
    – bart
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 22:20
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    @bart: You need to do that as an answer, not a comment :) There should be a blue button at the end of the page, allowing you to answer your own question. Also, I still don't really get what kind of link you are creating, it does not make any sense to me to use comment_count and similar tokens in a link. So, provide your actual and exact configuration as an example, if possible. You could even provide screenshots of your configuration, that would be awesome :)
    – Berdir
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 23:19

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I wanted to do the same thing. I had a view of blog posts and at the bottom of the post I wanted to put a link that had a comment count that was a hyperlink (as I've seen this done on many other blogs). The way I did it was like this:

Originally my view was set up to just display the full nodes. I clicked to edit the view and went to Page Details->FORMAT->Show and changed the setting from "Content" to "Fields".

Added the following fields:

Content: Title
Content: Body
Content: Path
Content: Comment count

The key and answer to this post is: Even though I don't want to display the path on my view I need to add it as a field so that I can later use it when building the link for the comment count. Also I believe the order of the paths is important, so the path field must come before the comment count field. For the Content: Path field I checked the "Exclude from display" check box. This hides the path from showing up in the view. Next under "REWRITE RESULTS", I checked "Use absolute link (begins with "http://")". This is necessary for a proper URL when using the path as token below.

For the Content: Comment count field, under "REWRITE RESULTS" I checked "Output this field as a link" and in the "Link path" box I put [path].

  • The order of the fields in your list is important as User says: If you try to user [comment_count] as a token in title, body, or path in the above list of Fields, it will not work. You need to make sure that the field you want to use as a token is BEFORE the field you want to use the token in.
    – Mike
    Commented May 27, 2012 at 15:45

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