In the past (D5&6), I've used views arguments to handle display of the node being viewed. D7 and Views seems different and I can't seem to do the same.
The issue: I have a custom content type with plain text input field. The content contributor is to enter a URL for an item. It is made simple for them where they do not have to add any of the embed code to simplify the process and to prevent error. I don't want to use 5 extra modules to do this automation.
I want to apply code before and after the URL entered by the contributor, which I've done this same process with Views in past versions.
Read a bunch of posts about using panels, page manager and many other suggestions that Views is not the solution for node display.
We do have panels installed but it doesn't provide this option. Thanks for any suggestions.