Video Tutorial: Creating a Block of Related Content with Views in Drupal 7

From news to commerce sites, developers often find themselves in the position of needing to display related content - and for good reason! In UX, leveraging related posts is regarded as a best practice. It isn't hard to see why when you consider the associated benefits:

  • increased user browsing time
  • reduced bounce rates
  • bolstered interlinking, which drives SEO 
  • conversion of organic search traffic into direct traffic

In Drupal, we can create a block of related content easily using the views module. This tutorial was executed in Drupal 7...

Dude, Where's My Block?

Blocks have gotten a whole lot of core functionality in Drupal 8.  The new interface can trip you up as you get used to the changes, especially when you start adding Views blocks into the mix.

Drupal 8 Block Overview 

Drupal 8 blocks are managed from the same location as in Drupal 7, Admin > Structure > Block, but the new menu, with tabs for Block Layout and Custom Block Library, is your first hint that something has changed under the hood.


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