FieldtypeEvents by Ryan Cramer

Field that stores a table of events for a page. This modules serves as an example of creating an editable table of data as a Fieldtype and Inputfield in ProcessWire.

FieldtypeEvents (and InputfieldEvents)

This modules serves as an example of creating an editable table of data as a Fieldtype and Inputfield in ProcessWire. In this case, we create a simple table of events each with date and title. This pattern can be adapted to nearly any table of information.

Note that this module is intended as a proof-of-concept. If you find it useful for the example scenario (events) then great, but keep in mind it is not intended as a comprehensive events solution, where using ProcessWire pages may be a better fit. If you use this Fieldtype then chances are you'll want to use it as a starting point for further development rather than as a final solution.

Upgrade


If you are using a previous version of this module, please note that this one is different and simplified from the previous version. As a result, if you are actually using the module for real (rather than an example or demo) then you shouldn't upgrade.

Install


  1. Copy the files for this module to /site/modules/FieldtypeEvents/
  2. In admin: Modules > Refresh. Install Fieldtype > Events.
  3. Create a new field of type Events, and name it whatever you would like. In our examples we named it simply "events".
  4. Add the field to a template and edit a page using that template.

Output


A typical output case for this module would work like this:

foreach($page->events as $event) {
  echo "
    <p>
      Date: $event->date<br />
      Title: $event->title
    </p>
    ";
}

Finding events


This fieldtype includes an indexed date field and fulltext indexed title field so that you can locate events by date or text.

// find all pages that have events after May 1, 2021
$results = $pages->find('events.date>2021-05-01');

// find all pages that have expired events
$results = $pages->find('events.date<today');

// find all pages with events in January, 2022
$results = $pages->find("events.date>=2022-01-01, events.date<2022-02-01");

// find all pages with events that have the word “convention” in the title
$results = $pages->find("events.title~=convention");

Install and use modules at your own risk. Always have a site and database backup before installing new modules.

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #523
    In the 523rd issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out what's new in the core this week, share some new module related news, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 18 May 2024
  • ProFields Table Field with Actions support
    This week we have some updates for the ProFields table field (FieldtypeTable). These updates are primarily focused on adding new tools for the editor to facilitate input and management of content in a table field.
    Blog / 12 April 2024
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“To Drupal, or to ProcessWire? The million dollar choice. We decided to make an early switch to PW. And in retrospect, ProcessWire was probably the best decision we made. Thanks are due to ProcessWire and the amazing system and set of modules that are in place.” —Unni Krishnan, Founder of PigtailPundits