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If I were to have entries of types: Book, Film, Note, Post and Bookmark. How would I automatically create a list of links (or a filter) to each entry type?

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First, get your section. The following code will return you a SectionModel:

{% set section = craft.sections.getSectionByHandle('mySectionHandle') %}

Next, get the Entry Types off it. This will return you an array of EntryTypeModel objects:

{% set entryTypes = section.getEntryTypes() %}

From there you can loop through them to create your nav:

{% for entryType in entryTypes %}
    <a href="{{ url('types/'~entryType.handle) }}">{{ }}</a>
{% endfor %}

You’ll want to create a Route which accepts those dynamic URLs (e.g. types/(slug)), and point it to a template like “types/_type.html”.

From that _type template, you can fetch entries of the requested type like this:

{% set type = craft.request.getSegment(2) %}
{% set entries = craft.entries.type(type) %}
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Ah brilliant, I knew it couldn't be hard. Thanks! – Shane Hudson Aug 6 '14 at 15:00
Oh wait actually, doesn't that find entries of a type? Instead of the avaiable entry types themselves. Ie. I need a list to Books, Films, Notes etc – Shane Hudson Aug 6 '14 at 15:01
I do apologise, completely missed your point - have updated with what I think you're after and am off hunting down some relevant docs if I can find them... – Josh Angell Aug 6 '14 at 15:15
@ShaneHudson Just updated the answer to also show how to create the nav, and make it work. – Brandon Kelly Aug 6 '14 at 15:26
@joshangell haha, I’ve got enough points :) – Brandon Kelly Aug 6 '14 at 15:48

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