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Creating a Custom Panels Layout in Drupal 7 (Video Tutorial)

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There are a lot of great tutorials on the web and, as Chris pointed out, Drupal is a pretty developer friendly platform. With some chutzpah and the power of Google, you can build just about anything in Drupal.

But for the beginner to intermediate Drupaler, even a well crafted text tutorial can be just a bit outside their knowledge and hard to follow. As someone who learns visually, sometimes I just wanted someone to show me how to do something. In that spirit, I offer up this lesson on creating your first custom Panels layout. I hope you find it useful and if you have questions or feedback, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Be sure to watch our other two Drupal tutorials:

Drupal 7 Advanced Views Tip: Contextual Filtesr
Drupal 7: Custom Sorting with Draggable Views

Date posted: July 31, 2012


Nicely put together! :-)

Thank you for assembling this tutorial. I'm fairly new to the world of Drupal, and thus far, I've been able to build most pages with the block system. However, Panels - and specifically, constructing custom panels - was a complete mystery until now.

Just used this tutorial today, worked perfectly. Thanks so much! :)

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