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A Drupal Views equivalent (9 posts)

  1. wpfan1000
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Dear developers of WordPress.

    I love WP. I thank you for making it.

    The first CMS that I learned about 5 years ago, was Drupal, because it had what I needed at the time:

    1) Custom content
    2) Custom fields
    3) A menu driven query builder called Views

    You may of course already be aware that these are part of Drupal :-)

    Views is an incredible piece of software. IMHO it sets Drupal apart from many other CMS's. Views is complex and elegant. Without Views, Drupal would be a much less significant cms.

    Drupal Gardens (Drupal SAAS) did not get much interest until Acquia added a basics Views.

    Views is going into core of Drupal 8 it seems.

    Then I started to dislike Drupal in many other ways.

    And I noticed a while back that WP has custom content and custom fields, either thru code or plugins. Wonderful.

    I did not see a Views equivalent, but again I disliked Drupal so much that I taught myself how to use wp_query. I can now make simple custom queries no problemo.

    It was wonderful to move away from Drupal. It is wonderful to use WP in so many ways.

    But it would be more wonderful if WP had a good Views equivalent.

    So this is my feature request:

    Could you develop a Views equivalent?

    Or could you please help the development of a plugin, if you are not already doing so?

    Much like Views was developed by a third party developer and not the Drupal core team, there are developers building a Views equivalent plugin (as you may be aware already of course):

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/query-wrangler/

    I really applaud the work that these developers are doing. IMHO they are making something that does or will make a huge contribution to WP.

    Maybe you could consider helping the integration of this plugin with WP?

    I have not tried the plugin recently and it may already be really good. But building a Views equivalent is a grand goal, it is not trivial software.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  2. wpfan1000
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Dear mods,

    I thought I posted this in a feature request forum but not I see it is in the Installation forum.

    Not sure how that happened but could you please move it to the appropriate forum?

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Sure thing.

  4. wpfan1000
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thanks WPyogi :)

  5. John_W_B
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    There is a paid alternative to Query Wrangler http://wp-types.com/home/views-create-elegant-displays-for-your-content/. It would be useful to have a comparison. I have not yet bought I licence for that so cannot yet offer any insight. Query Wrangler is good, and the maintainer has been good at responding to bug reports for the beta version.

  6. wpfan1000
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @ John_W_B

    I'd like to keep the focus of this topic on a request for WP to support a free plugin or develop a Views like equivalent as part of core.

    If you'd like to discuss paid options or make comparisons please start a new topic.

  7. Stefano Cecere
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    i am in your situation (coming from other "big" CMS with Views like core modules)

    i think that this new WP core project http://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/metamorphosis/
    is the basis for a native Views plugin.

    i'm happily following it

  8. Stefano Cecere
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    PS: now i' using http://pods.io (free and on GitHub), with a fresh new Views module coming soon (it'll be called Pods Frontier)

    anyway their authors are active in the metamorphosis team.. so something really good will come in next months!

  9. wpfan1000
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thanks Stefano for the information. I was not aware of these projects. looks very interesting!

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