Display News Feed on Home Page?

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-06
I would like to display the news feed similar to SAIC's home page using Drupal 7.

What's the easiest way?
Question by:sandshakimi
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    Definitely you'll need the content type (or some differentiator between news  and  other  content), but after that it's just Views with a little jQuery.

    I haven't checked for D7 but for D6 there is a module called Views Slideshow that includes the jQuery. I think. The idea is that you print out all of the news headlines using Views, and in Views set the display as "Slideshow."

    It's been a while, but that's the approach I would take  to keep it simple.

    Let me (us) know if you run into any issues, obstacles, etc. and I'll (we'll) do my (our) best to help.

    Man, being all-inclusive of all of the experts is tough work, haha :)

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    Views with Drupal 7 are much easier than they used to be!
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    @nanharbison True, but I'll tell you that coding deep down using the Views API (3) is still pretty darn hard. "Drupal makes the difficult things easy, and the easy things difficult"  <-- my motto.
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    @junipllc, I suppose you are right.  
    @sandshakimi - if you want to try doing a view, get as far as you can and then ask us when you are stuck.
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    What exactly are you referring to? The slide show, or the 3 images below?

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    I'm referring to the single line RSS display in the middle of the page.

    Where the title rotates. And each title links to the individual article.

    That's what I want to replicate on my site.

    So should I be using Views as the comments suggest?
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    Oh, so the data  source is  an RSS  feed? Sorry, I should have asked  that to begin with.

    In that case you'd probably want to use Aggregator. Just a really, really  quick search brought me to  a YouTube video which I assume will walk you through it (busy morning so I can't preview it all for you).

    You may still have to use Views (Views is great!) but this should at least get you moving in the right direction.

    Just off the  top of  my head the workflow would be Aggregator to import the data from the feed and Views to display  it, but I don't  have a  lot of personal experience  using Aggregator.

    Please do post back with the results, good or bad. This could  be a solution that future Googlers  might need! :)

    And of course, if the results are that it doesn't work then we'll keep trying until it works.



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