I play with Drupal, an open source CMS recently. It's quite a comprehensive CMS.
One thing that really bugs me is how to create a menu link to a particular node type. This is very useful if you allow users to submit information and display those information in your website.
I found out how to do this here. But unfortunately I couldn't make a head or tail out of this. So I google further and this is what I found, a video tutorial. This tutorial is very useful if you are using Drupal 6.
In order to help those who are having the same problem, I am going to list down the steps on how to create a menu link. Here you go:
- Download view module, install it.
- Go to Administrator->view, click on the link
- Click Add
- Choose a view name, and type in a description. Set the View type to be node, and click next.
- You will get a page with lots of information to fill in. It's very daunting and you can get lost easily.
- Select the Style to be HTML style, choose the Fields to be Node: Title
- Choose the Filters to be Node: Type
- Go to Filters, choose Node: Type, At the Configure Filter Node: Type there, select the operator is one of, and node type: vehicle, where the vehicle is the content type you want to point to
- At the add display there, add Page and Block to it.
- Go to Page, set Path to vehicle, and the menu to Tab: VehicleMenu, as shown below
- Click Save.
- Now, go to Administrator->Site Building-Menus, click Add Item, set the path to be "vehicle", and give any description you want. Click Save.
- You will see that the vehicle is appearing on the menu!
- Go to Administrator->site building->block, put the vehicle menu on the right sidebar, and you will find that the side bar is now filled with vehicle menu!