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I have a main menu with:

"Home" -basic page "Contact us" -the default drupal contact form "news" - which I want all the news articles to dynamically publish to the top so that when people click on news they see the latest article.

I thought that making a menu item in the form of an "article page" might do it but that only seemed to be comfortable with a single article. I made it into a book and it has allowed me to create a page but the formatting has gone dead weird so I would like to be able to create my articles and click an option which allows me to promote my articles to the news page. Is this possible?

Thanks

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With Views, you can use "promoted to front page" as a filter value, so that things with that box checked can also be "promoted" to any page view that takes that as a filter.

If you don't want to us the native "promoted to front page" checkbox, but would rather have a separate checkbox just for that page, you can add a custom field to your content type(s) and use that as a filter value instead.

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Views

You need Views if

  • You like the default front page view, but you find you want to sort it differently.
  • You like the default taxonomy/term view, but you find you want to sort it differently; for example, alphabetically.
  • You use /tracker, but you want to restrict it to posts of a certain type.
  • You like the idea of the 'article' module, but it doesn't display articles the way you like.
  • You want a way to display a block with the 5 most recent posts of some particular type.
  • You want to provide 'unread forum posts'.
  • You want a monthly archive similar to the typical Movable Type/Wordpress archives that displays a link to the in the form of
    "Month, YYYY (X)" where X is the number of posts that month, and
    displays them in a block. The links lead to a simple list of posts
    for that month.

Views can do a lot more than that, but those are some of the obvious uses of Views.

Views Tutorials

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    I have views. How do I configure it to solve my problem though? – Magpie Feb 11 '13 at 1:37
  • there are tons of howto's out there.. – Andre Baumeier Feb 11 '13 at 1:55

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