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  1. Doing a redirect would be an easy solution. As I understand it, Google allows two redirects without a penalty. The only other redirect that could happen is the http to https or www to non-www. There are no subdomains planned, it's a very small website that is unlikely to grow much in the future. Do you think in this case the redirect would be ok?
  2. That will work, exept that the URL for the homepage would be casamani.com and not casamani.com/location-1. Or is there any way around this? Not sure Iam thinking it through.
  3. Hey folks, currently Iam working on a website for one of my clients and I need some advice on how to approach this in PW. The website is for a company, that offers holiday houses in two locations. The client wants the homepage to show the first location. Normally I just have a home template for the first page, but here the URL should reflect that you are in Location 1. So when you visit the URL casamani.com it should redirect to casamani.com/location-1. Not sure if this makes sense at all. Whould it be bad for SEO and performance reasons to redirect home to the Location-1 page? Another approach would be to render the Location-1 template on the home template or do an include like discussed here. Here is how the tree looks: – Home – Location 1 (Homepage) – Creation – Adventure – Sustainability – Location 2 – Creation – Adventure – Sustainability Thanks for looking into this!
  4. thx! it's working now calling the function like this. Cool! $CssClasses = $modules->get('InputfieldPageGrid')->getCssClasses();
  5. One more question to finally understand php classes a little bit better: If I have this simple class: class PageGridCSS { public $cssClasses = 'test classes'; public function getCssClasses() { return $this->cssClasses; } } How can I call the function getCssClasses from outside the file it is declared in? So far I was able to call it from within the same file only by doing this: $PageGridCSS = new PageGridCSS(); $PageGridCSS->getCssClasses();
  6. @MoritzLost Thanks again! This seems to be the best way to handle it. I will further investigate if it complicates my current setup too much. But I get the benefits now. Hopefully this will help others too. I'm generally ok with making some assumptions in my case, because you can change the CSS stuff inside the backend for each item (and the breakpoints you want) anyway, also its easy enough to overwrite some css rules with plane css/scss. Maybe I provide some api options and helper functions along the way, so this is definitely helpful. Here is a preview of the module I'm developing to give you a little more context:
  7. I'm still a little lost on how to implement my JSON decode method and use WireArray as a representation of my data. My module builds a dynamic stylesheet, based on the JSON file. This dynamic stylesheet is just a php file that the user can include in his/her main template file. The JSON is saved in one field, that live on the page holding all the PageTable items. Since I need the CSS to be rendered in the backend and frontend and I wanted to give the user more freedom on where to include the CSS I thought this is a good approach. Not sure if it's really clever to have this in a separate file instead of my module file. This is my working code I have in the dynamic stylesheet file: <style> <?php namespace ProcessWire; $backend = 0; $p = $this->page; if($isAdmin = $this->page->rootParent->id == 2) { $p = $this->pages->get((int) wire('input')->get('id')); $backend = 1; } $css=''; $settingsArrayPage=json_decode($p->pgrid_settings); if( !(empty($settingsArrayPage))) { foreach($settingsArrayPage->items as $item) { foreach($item->breakpoints as $breakpoint) { if ($backend) { $css.='.breakpoint-'. $breakpoint->name . ' '; } else { $css .= $breakpoint->size . '{ '; } $css .= '.' . $item->cssClass. '{ '; foreach($breakpoint->css as $style=> $val) { $css .= $style . ': ' . $val . '; '; } $css .= ' } '; if (!$backend) { $css .= ' } '; } } } echo $css; } ?> </style> First of all where would you put the WireArray code? Is it better to have this in my module file or in the dynamic stylesheet file? Here is my code so far. class PageGridData extends WireArray { public function getItemKey($item) { // here I would place the JSON decode method from above and return the items? return $item->id; } } Sorry this is a bit outside of my comfortzone πŸ™‚
  8. @MoritzLost Thank you for the detailed answer! I'm still at a very beginner level with php, all I know about it, I basically learned from using PW and it's api. Doing mainly frontend development, this is the first bigger module I'm building. So I'm still new to how classes work. Now that I have another look at it, what you sad makes a lot of sense. I will try to implement the class approach with my own utility methods. I will also have a look at WireArray, this seems like a nice solution. Thanks again for your help. I might come back at you if I hit another roadblock.
  9. @bernhard Thanks for your examples. It does look simple to create a migration. It would be nice if a non technical person could then easily paste that code into the backend, click a button and everything is imported. Is that possible with your module? I don't want that person to open an editor, that person might not even have access to FTP. With adrians migrator module it's possible to import the code/JSON in the backend and create all the pages, templates and fields in one import. I'm not saying that this is somehow better than how your module works, it just might be better suited for my usecase. Your module clearly has a lot of benefits compared to migrator.
  10. I saw this a while ago, but just had a brief look at it. I will play around with this some more, but this might be even too complicated for my needs. The target group for my module are not only web developers, but also non technical people like designers, experienced editors, or marketers. I need a way for these people to import new blocks as well.
  11. here is another possible structure { "items": [{ "id": "3252", "cssClass": "pgrid-main", "breakpoints": { "base": { "css": { "grid-column-end": "auto", "grid-row-end": "auto", "grid-column-start": "auto", "grid-row-start": "auto", "align-self": "auto", "z-index": "auto", "padding-left": "60px", "padding-right": "60px", "padding-top": "60px", "padding-bottom": "60px", "background-color": "rgb(255, 255, 255)", "color": "rgb(0, 0, 0)" }, "size": "@media (min-width: 576px)", "name": "base" } } }, { "id": "3686", "cssClass": "test_global", "breakpoints": { "base": { "css": { "grid-column-end": "-1", "grid-row-end": "span 1", "grid-column-start": "1", "grid-row-start": "auto", "align-self": "auto", "z-index": "auto", "padding-left": "0px", "padding-right": "0px", "padding-top": "0px", "padding-bottom": "0px", "background-color": "rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)", "color": "rgb(0, 0, 0)" }, "size": "@media (min-width: 576px)", "name": "base" } } }, { "id": "3687", "cssClass": "block_editor-3687", "breakpoints": { "base": { "css": { "grid-column-end": "span 5", "grid-row-end": "span 2", "grid-column-start": "2", "grid-row-start": "2", "align-self": "auto", "z-index": "98", "padding-left": "0px", "padding-right": "0px", "padding-top": "0px", "padding-bottom": "0px", "background-color": "rgb(255, 204, 204)", "color": "rgb(0, 0, 0)" }, "size": "@media (min-width: 576px)", "name": "base" } } }, { "id": "3696", "cssClass": "block_editor-3696", "breakpoints": { "base": { "css": { "grid-column-end": "span 2", "grid-row-end": "span 1", "grid-column-start": "auto", "grid-row-start": "auto", "align-self": "auto", "z-index": "auto", "padding-left": "0px", "padding-right": "0px", "padding-top": "0px", "padding-bottom": "0px", "background-color": "rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)", "color": "rgb(0, 0, 0)" }, "size": "@media (min-width: 576px)", "name": "base" } } }], "breakpointActive": "base", "breakpointActiveSize": "@media (min-width: 576px)" }
  12. @MoritzLost Thanks for your explanation! Helps me to understand this a little bit better. Iam not sure the data will ever be relevant to the user, for now I just use the JSON internally (creating JSON with js and decoding it with PHP). What I meant with "using objects instead of arrays" here is just how I decode the JSON in php: json_decode($jsonString) instead of (json_decode($jsonString, true). This gives me easy access to the items (which are just pages, so I thought it would be nice to be able to access them by page id like the pw api works). To be able to do this I also need to create the JSON structure like in the example above (with JS). Hope that makes sense. Not sure if the cons you listed matter that much in this case. I will think about it. This sounds interesting. Maybe you can provide an example how to extend WireArray?
  13. I just added some new features. – All blocks can be cloned now. Which makes adding content very fast – More options to control access of blocks individually. You can lock editing of blocks completely or disable features such as cloning, styling or content editing for certain roles I was also thinking about the best approach to copy blocks between PW installations or to share them with others. The easiest way I found was to export/import a page, with all the blocks you want added, using adrians migrator module. The export code together with the block template files could be shared with others or imported into existing installations. So this would be an option until we hopefully have something in the core to make migrations work better. An alternative would be to store everything as JSON (including the content) and using something similar to the Mystique Module to let the developer add fields based on config files. That also has the benefit of being able to have the files version controlled. The downside of using the JSON only approach would be inferior searchability of fields. Also making it work with every fieldtype would be a challenge. I'm interested how others feel about this.
  14. cool! but still can someone look at my code and tell me if the JSON structure is fine?
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