1. 8.5.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins
  2. 8.0.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins
  3. 8.1.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins
  4. 8.2.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins
  5. 8.3.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins
  6. 8.4.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins
  7. 8.6.x core/modules/views/views.api.php views_plugins

Overview of views plugins

Views plugins are objects that are used to build and render the view. See individual views plugin topics for more information about the specifics of each plugin type, and the Plugin API topic for more information about plugins in general.

Some Views plugins are known as handlers. Handler plugins help build the view query object: filtering, contextual filtering, sorting, relationships, etc.

@todo Document specific options on the appropriate plugin base classes. @todo Add examples.

See also



Plugin API


Parent topics


core/modules/views/views.api.php, line 46
Describes hooks and plugins provided by the Views module.


Namesort descending Location Description
HandlerBase core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/HandlerBase.php Base class for Views handler plugins.
PluginBase core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/PluginBase.php Base class for any views plugin types.
ViewsPluginManager core/modules/views/src/Plugin/ViewsPluginManager.php Plugin type manager for all views plugins.


Namesort descending Location Description
Views access plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/access/AccessPluginBase.php Plugins to handle access checking for views.
Views area handler plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/area/AreaPluginBase.php Plugins governing areas of views, such as header, footer, and empty text.
Views argument default plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/argument_default/ArgumentDefaultPluginBase.php Plugins for argument defaults in Views.
Views argument handlers core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/argument/ArgumentPluginBase.php Handler plugins for Views contextual filters.
Views argument validate plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/argument_validator/ArgumentValidatorPluginBase.php Plugins for validating views contextual filters.
Views cache plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/cache/CachePluginBase.php Plugins to handle Views caches.
Views display extender plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/display_extender/DisplayExtenderPluginBase.php Plugins that offer additional display options across display types.
Views display plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/display/DisplayPluginInterface.php Plugins to handle the overall display of views.
Views field handler plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/field/FieldPluginBase.php Handler plugins for Views fields.
Views filter handler plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/filter/FilterPluginBase.php Plugins that handle views filtering.
Views join handler plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/join/JoinPluginBase.php Handler plugins for Views table joins.
Views pager plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/pager/PagerPluginBase.php Plugins to handle paging in views.
Views query plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/query/QueryPluginBase.php Plugins for views queries.
Views relationship handlers core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/relationship/RelationshipPluginBase.php Plugins for handling views relationships.
Views row plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/row/RowPluginBase.php Plugins that control how Views outputs an individual record.
Views sort handler plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/sort/SortPluginBase.php Plugins that handle sorting for Views.
Views style plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/style/StylePluginBase.php Plugins that control how the collection of results is rendered in a view.
Views wizard plugins core/modules/views/src/Plugin/views/wizard/WizardPluginBase.php Plugins for Views wizards.