Author Topic: "Custom content types" admin tool in the making...  (Read 2226 times)

Offline sare

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"Custom content types" admin tool in the making...
« on: November 05, 2009, 01:12:46 PM »
Edit: the post was pretty long and daunting, so I think i'll just keep this short and sweet. Here goes.

I'm in the process of trying to create an admin tool module, that would allow the creation of custom content types.

This essentially means that one could create custom groups of modules in the admin tool, and use those groups as one would use any content modules, such as a "wysiwyg" module. This would allow for more flexible customization of content.

As this is all words now and nothing concrete, i'll try to get a test version done ASAP, and post more.

--sare
« Last Edit: November 05, 2009, 03:48:09 PM by sare »

Offline Argos

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Re: "Custom content types" admin tool in the making...
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 04:57:05 PM »
Sounds handy, especially if you can also save settings with it. So create a new content cluster of several content sections, do all settings to set them up, and save the cluster complete with all settings. Then if you want to use such a content cluster, it is added complete with all saved settings, and ready to go.
Jurgen Nijhuis
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Offline sare

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Re: "Custom content types" admin tool in the making...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 12:16:42 AM »
Right!

To elaborate, in theory it would work like this (currently):
 
-> create your 'cluster' (or 'custom content template') in the new "admin tools" interface
-> add the desired sections (and optionally HTML between the sections)
-> configure and save the settings for each section (for example, create the fields for a form or add default content for wysiwyg editors)
-> switch to "manage sections" interface of the chosen page, and add the cluster to a page block like you would add any normal section
-> add content to the cluster like you would for any other section - the "modify page" dialog would show all the cluster's sections for you to add content.

Won't be easy to implement, but worth a try.

Cheers,

--sare

Offline Argos

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Re: "Custom content types" admin tool in the making...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 12:37:52 AM »
Won't easy to pull off, but would be a great addition  :-D
Good luck!
Jurgen Nijhuis
Argos Media
Heiloo, The Netherlands
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