Drupal Lite 7: Add New Criteria to an Existing Automated List (aka View)

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  1. Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.
  2. Click Custom Settings in the Menu bar.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click Manage Views.
    Manage Views link between URL Redirects and Manage Content Types links
  5. Click Edit for the view you wish to change.
    Edit dropdown for a View
  6. Click on the display you wish to change.
    List of Displays for a View
  7. Click Add to add new criteria to either the Filter Criteria or Sort Criteria fields.
    Add links for Filter criteria and Sort Criteria
    • Note: Both fields have many, many options, so it is best to search for the criteria you wish to use. Also, don't be afraid to experiment!
    • Note: Make sure to select This panel_pane (override) if you want to limit the new criteria to just this display instead of all displays for this view.
      For dropdown for working with a view
  8. Select the criteria you wish to add.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Enter any additional configuration options as needed.
    • Note: This is often where you will be given the option to make the criteria visible to viewers of your website. If you want viewers to be able to customize this criteria, check the Expose this filter to visitors, to allow them to change it.
  11. Click Apply.