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Provides contextual views blocks.

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1.0.5 2021-07-29 06:20 UTC

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Drupal module that provides contextual views blocks.


  • It's suggested to install the module via composer:

    composer require drunomics/contextual_views

    The module is also available as drupal/contextual_views via the drupal.org release system, however only drunomics/contextual_views gets patch level releases. This is as drupal.org does not support semantic versioning for modules yet.


Install as usual, see https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/extending-drupal-8/installing-contributed-modules-find-import-enable-configure-drupal-8 for further information.

Usage instructions

  • Define a block plugin with the same plugin ID as used automatically. E.g. views_block:news-news_by_channel . The pattern is views_block:{{ view }}-{{ display }}. This way the defined class will be used automatically instead of the default one.
  • Extend the class Drupal\contextual_views\Plugin\Block\ContextualViewsBlock
  • Define the necessary context on the plugin using annotations, e.g. the node context.
  • Alter the block form to add additional config as needed, e.g. a textfield that contains the name of the field holding the term reference.
  • Override build(), get the context value (e.g. the node), derive the views argument (the taxonomy term) from the context and set it on the view as argument using $view->setArguments(). Then call the parent build.

A complete code example for the described block can be viewed here: https://gist.github.com/fago/f51fe8861919a40c753a03c79a134848


  • Write more documentation
  • Provide a configuration form for satisfying views context based upon available block context.


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