I'm trying to avoid using the PHP filter due to security concerns.

I have a CCK type I already created called Slide that I am dumping out in a view. The Block dumps out all of the items with content type Slide which are then used in a homepage slider.

Within the CCK type, I have an Entity Reference field called Prog Reference that references a taxonomy value.

What I need is the URL that is associated with that Taxonomy value so I can link up the actual slide.

They click the slide -- takes them to that taxonomy term page.

Current setup:

Referenced entity: Prog Reference -- http://d.pr/i/10bX

 Entity Reference: Prog Reference 

Fields: d.pr/i/oa3z (wouldn't let me post as link)

(Taxonomy term entity referenced from field_prog_reference) Taxonomy term: Term ID
Content: Slider Image 

No Taxonomy term: Path :( -- d.pr/i/FtcC (wouldn't let me post as link)

Taxonomy term: Name
  The taxonomy term name.
Taxonomy term: Programming Image
  Appears in: taxonomy_term:programming_type.
Taxonomy term: Rendered Taxonomy term
  The Taxonomy term of the current relationship rendered using a view mode.
Taxonomy term: Term description
  The description associated with a taxonomy term.
Taxonomy term: Term edit link
  Provide a simple link to edit the term.
Taxonomy term: Term ID
  The tid of a taxonomy term.
Taxonomy term: Weight
  The term weight field

Typically you would just use the Content: Path field to get the referenced entity's path, but for some reason this isn't an option Taxonomy values?

Any ideas? All help welcome!! Appreciate in advance!

  • Drupal 7, right? Do you need this as a field on a content type or within a view result?
    – Jason
    Jan 3, 2014 at 18:02
  • Oh, are you limiting the number of taxonomy terms referenced to 1?
    – Jason
    Jan 3, 2014 at 18:07
  • Yeah sorry, I'll edit to add in D7. It's within a view result. Essentially I'm rewriting the slide image output to include a link to the referenced taxonomy value. Taxonomy terms are also limited to 1. Thanks!
    – ryanka
    Jan 3, 2014 at 18:23

1 Answer 1


Ok then, here are a two options.

Option 1)

  • Include your entity reference field.
  • Use the 'Label' formatter.
  • Rewrite it's output and to /taxonomy/term/[field_entity_reference-target_id], see screenshot.

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This will output the path to the term page as plain text for you to use as you will. You could output this field as a link and attempt the same pattern.

Option 2) + Add a relationship to the referenced entity. See screenshots. enter image description here

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  • Once you add the relationship, add the Taxonomy term: Name field using the relationship. See screenshot.

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<> Then configure to use link and rewrite output if desired.

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  • Thanks a lot for your help. I knew about option 1 and 2, but neither suffice at this point. Option 1 will allow me to put in the link but I won't have the alias. Which is bad for SEO. Option 2 would require a "Read More" link under the slides and the user wouldn't be able to click the slide to take them to the page.
    – ryanka
    Jan 3, 2014 at 19:17
  • I ended up just adding a field in the CCK type for the URL and having to hard-code it in. I honestly don't think Drupal supports the alias unless you write a module OR use the PHP field module (which is a huge security no-no).
    – ryanka
    Jan 3, 2014 at 19:19

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