The Views module provides a back end to fetch information from content, user accounts, taxonomy terms, and other entities from the database and present it to the user as a grid, HTML list, table, unformatted list, etc. The resulting displays are known generally as views.
For more information, see the online documentation for the Views.
In order to create and modify your own views using the administration and configuration user interface, you will need to enable either the Views UI module in core or a contributed module that provides a user interface for Views. See the Views UI module help page for more information.
- Adding functionality to administrative pages
- The Views module adds functionality to some core administration pages. For example, admin/content uses Views to filter and sort content. With Views uninstalled, admin/content is more limited.
- Expanding Views functionality
- Contributed projects that support the Views module can be found in the online documentation for Views-related contributed modules..
- Improving table accessibility
- Views tables include semantic markup to improve accessibility. Data cells are automatically associated with header cells through id and header attributes. To improve the accessibility of your tables you can add descriptive elements within the Views table settings. The caption element can introduce context for a table, making it easier to understand. The summary element can provide an overview of how the data has been organized and how to navigate the table. Both the caption and summary are visible by default and also implemented according to HTML5 guidelines.