Your task, should you attempt it without the help of Views (and likely fail - unless you’re willing to write your own SQL), is to create a front page listing of content where the top-most item is less than 2 weeks old and has an average star rating of 4.5 or higher. This is what is presented in this video - using Views, of course.
So, maybe you’re like me, and you’ve waited and waited until you think you absolutely have to start using Views before you take that first step.
Well, here’s a great chance. In this Drupal video about the Views module, I’ve opted not to create a new custom view from scratch. I won’t insult your intelligence by assuming you don’t know what Fields are in a database. Rather, I walk through the various settings which Views provides and attempt to help you get familiar with its various pieces.
There are simply so many things you can do with Views, that it pays to know how things go together. If there’s one thing you take from this video, I hope it’s the knowledge that your imagination may be the only limiting factor.
The video covers the various settings for a ‘view’ and introduces what I think of as ‘subviews’ (officially called displays - think, “display’s of a view”). I cover the various display types, highlight ‘view display styles’ and end up with a front page which has more character than what comes with your standard Drupal. Views is definitely a module you want to know about!
In the video I made reference to a few other resources. Here they are.