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  1. Guys, I just edited the sidebar code as I noticed that both templates (listing and inner) were pulling the widgets from listing one only. Besides that I removed the $parent variable and inserted its value in the $widgets that now holds the proper query to listing or inner depending on the fact if the page is the parent or a child. Now it is working fine and the code got a bit shorter
  2. After rethinking the Simple Widget Logic mechanism, I decided to try to unify the sidebar code, so that it can be included on every template where a need is. To make it work for all my listing and inner view templates, I needed to add some more logic to it. So here are the extra steps I took to make it happen: 1. All page listing template selectors variable was made identical (in the example bellow I am showing the change for Recipes parent template): before: //Build a selector and limit page results to 5 $recipes_list = $page->children("limit=5, sort=-created"); after: //$list variable would be used for every parent template to unify the sidebar query $list = $page->children("limit=4, sort=-created"); 2. Removed the $parent selector from every template. 3. Changed the variable in the page rendering code from $recipes_list to $list. 4. Copied the code for the sidebar and put it in a separate file, called _sidebar.php in the main template folder. In the sidebar I had the logic now: <div class="col-md-4 col-lg-3"> <aside> <div class="side-bar"> <?php //Check if the present page has children if($page->hasChildren()) { //Grab the parent from $list and set the widgets source to listing_widgets field $widgets = $list->first()->parent()->listing_widgets; } else { //If the page is a child, grab the parent and set the widgets source to inner_widgets field $widgets = $page->parent()->inner_widgets; } //Loop through all the widgets setup in the parent template foreach ($widgets as $w) { //Including all the widgets by file name and order set in the parent widgets field include ('./includes/widget-' . $w->title . '.php'); } ?> </div> </aside> </div> 5. Included the _sidebar.php in every template (listing and inner): <!-- Sidebar --> <?php include ('./_sidebar.php') ?> <!-- Sidebar --> And voila, now the sidebar markup is unified and depending on which template is rendered the $parent is pulling its name and then all the widgets selected in the parent field are applied. An improvement would be to make the system work with a delayed output, but I am not yet there. Hopefully I will switch to it in my profile v. 2 Note: There is only one issue I see with this approach - if I decide to move the _sidebar.php to the include folder where all the widgets resign, changing the path of the widgets to: include ('./widget-' . $w->title . '.php'); works only for the parent template, but not for the children. While browsing the children pages, it shows that the widgets path is not found. That is why I had to move the _sidebar.php to the main templates folder so that the path is working for both. Maybe someone knows a way to have that fixed so that I could move the sidebar file back to /includes/ folder?
  3. I am starting to think that this approach can be used to widget-ize a profile completely if the widget names are descriptive and their code inserted in the right spot. I have had a theme for WordPress where initially there was nothing on the main page but a bunch of widgets and a big list of widget areas to insert them. Sky is the limit, but some more extent might be needed for the things to work perfectly Will try to take the approach on next project and see how it goes...
  4. Hey everyone. I am at a stage of code cleaning for my first PW profile where I decided to implement some sidebar widget logic that would allow me to remove code repetition. I read about a few widget logic approaches that were working fine but that seemed too complicated for my needs so decided to implement something really simple that would do just that - widget logic that can be changed through the admin but not through code editing. So before I share my idea, I would give you some info of the structures I have: -- Recipes ---- Child 1 ---- Child 2 -- Ingredients ---- Child 1 ---- Child 2 So in my project needs, I wanted to have a solution that would allow me to set through the profile admin one or group of widgets per template (it would allow unlimited widgets as far as I have the code for it). So to achieve this functionality, I took the following steps: 1. Create a template, called widget_logic and set the allowed template for children to be itself (widget_logic) 2. Create a page Site Widgets and assign to it the widget_logic template. 3. Create a field called listing_widgets and set its type to Page Reference. 4. In Details tab select Multiple Page Array to allow multiple widgets to be selected. 5. In the input tab chose Page Auto Complete as input field type. 6. In Selectable pages point the parent to your widgets page name (Site Widgets in this example) and set the widgets_logic as the template. 7. Repeat the steps 3-6 creating another field: inner_widgets (this would allow you to have different widgets per listing template and inner page ) 7. Add manually the child pages with the widgets names in Site Widgets page you just created. 8. Assign the fields to the parent templates that you want the widgets to be pulled from (in this case: Recipes, Blog etc.) 9. In the template code, pull the page parent through API using the loop you use to list the results in the page. For this tutorial I will set the widgets to Recipes template that shows a listing of all the recipes matching my criterias: //Build a selector and limit page results to 5 $result = $page->children("limit=5, sort=-published"); //Pull the parent of the first child-page to be used for widget logic $parent = $result->first()->parent(); 10. Once we know the parent and we know the field names assigned to it containing the widgets, we use a simple loop in each template to get the selected widgets name and include them where needed. Note, for the widgets naming I used: widget-XXX-YYY.php (eg. widget-recipe-top.php). If you prefer other naming, make sure you change the include line to match the new names. //Loop through all the widgets setup in the parent template foreach ($parent->listing_widgets as $w) { //Including all the widgets by file name and order set in the parent widgets field include ('./includes/widget-' . $w->title . '.php'); 11. In the Recipe-inner template I would do the same: $parent = $page->parent(); //Loop through all the widgets setup in the parent template foreach ($parent->inner_widgets as $w) { //Including all the widgets by file name and order set in the parent widgets field include ('./includes/widget-' . $w->title . '.php'); } NOTE: in the inner page template I changed the field name to inner_widgets to pull the widgets for the inner page. 12. Now all that is left is to assign the two fields to every parent and/or inner page template that you would like to use the simple widget logic and select the widgets for each one. It might not be the best approach, however it is super simple to setup and allows me to have different widgets on any template now. The variety of widgets could be extended at any time by just adding the new widget, create the page with the name for it and assign it to the chosen template. Having the Page Auto Select field would allow you to drag and drop the widgets to reorder them so it suited my needs perfectly. Hope it would for you as well. Any code improvements are more than welcome (as usual P.S. On the image of widgets view, I set the size of both fields to be 50% so that they show up on the same line and save the space and scrolling.
  5. @kongondo Thanks for the link. I checked it up and it is interesting approach, however it seems like the post author was trying to render two sources on the same page and paginate the results where in my case I am just trying to show the results of two queries but pagination is needed only for the one.Will try to test the solution provided there, but it is not yet clear for me how that approach would fit in my scenario. Edit: I found a simple way to fix the issue, and it was right under my nose in the pagination markup explanation. To make the queries work where I do not want the PageRendering to happen, I just added start=0 into the find query: $favorite_books = $pages->find("template=books-inner, sort=-random, start=0, limit=3"); Thanks again for pointing me to the initial link which gave me an idea how to phrase my search and bring me to the right spot. As far as I wanted to pull N-random requests, it works perfect. One more step closer to the end
  6. Hello guys. I am super happy to be passing to the final cleanup of my first custom build theme and to start applying the SEO optimization modules/code. I noticed something strange this morning and can't find out where exactly is my issue. Hopefully it is a quick fix or silly miss on my side. So here is the issue: I am generating a list of all my recipes in the db using the following query: <?php if($page->numChildren) { //Build a selector and limit page results to 10 $recipe_results = $page->children("limit=4"); //Assign results of the array to $listing foreach($recipe_results as $index => $listing) { //Limit the text content to 160 chars using the function in function.php $text = $sanitizer->textarea(truncate("$listing->recipe_intro_text", 160)); ?> Then follows the boring part of html insert of the variables, clases etc. The listing works fine. So as far as there would be more than the planned results per page, I implemented the page rendering using the following code: <!-- Pagination --> <?php echo $recipe_results->renderPager(array( //Show font awesome right hand icon for next page 'nextItemLabel' => __("<i class='fa fa-hand-o-right'></i>"), //Show font awesome left hand icon for previous page 'previousItemLabel' => __("<i class='fa fa-hand-o-left'></i>"), //Define the active class of current page 'currentItemClass' => "current", //Define the block markup code 'listMarkup' => "<ul class='page-nav'>{out}</ul>", //Define the item markup code and applying currentItemClass 'itemMarkup' => "<li class='{class}'>{out}</li>", //Generating the link appearance of all buttons 'linkMarkup' => "<a href='{url}'>{out}</a>", )); ?> <!-- Pagination --> And again, everything worked perfectly after I allowed page numbers. So then I implemented a few similar queries in the sidebar of my website, listing content from other page parents/children. Here is one example: <?php $favorite_books = $pages->find("template=books-inner, sort=-random, limit=3"); foreach($favorite_books as $b) { if (count($b->book_images)) { $thumb = $b->book_images->first->size(70,60)->url; $desc = $b->book_images->first->description; } else { $thumb = $settings->small_thumb->url; $desc = "NoThumb"; } ?> <li> <div class="thumb"> <a href="<?php echo $b->url?>"> <img src="<?php echo $thumb?>" alt="<?php echo $desc?>"/> </a> </div> <div class="detail"> <a href="<?php echo $b->url?>"><?php echo $b->title?></a> </div> </li> <?php } ?> It was all working fine, until I started browsing page 2, 3, etc. It appears for some reason, that the pageRendering is applied not only to $recipe_results, but also to all requests from the widgets. So on page 1, I get the proper number of recipes and proper number of results in the widgets (books in this example). If I browse to page two, I still see the proper recipes number and everything else, but the widgets show only 1 result (as far as I have imported 4 test posts only). On page 3, it shows notihing in the widgets, but recipes are OK again. As far as to render pages I am using $recipe_results and the pageRender is called for that variable, I am not sure why it is also applied to $favorite_books and other widgets. Any suggestions or ideas what is going on? I tried to change every variable on the page thinking that I might be having a call to the same one, but it is obvious in the example that they do not match...
  7. Hello guys. Does anyone has a working example of showing comment listing and comment form via the API that would include the page rating and comments voting? For sure I could edit the FieldTypeComments to apply the new code, but I find it much easier to call the comments via API. Unless there are some reasons to astray from using the API and use the official rendering methode?
  8. @fbg13 & @abdus I really liked your approach as it allows much more simplicity and would avoid bulking up the _function.php . So for the record, here is my code that is fully operational and now shorter and simpler: <?php $com_heading = ''; //Counts the number of comments to list $count = count($page->comments); //Define comment header text $com_heading = "Only $count " . _n('person', 'persons', $page->comments->count) . " commented this recipe. Be the next one!"; //Render comment list echo $page->comments->render(array( //Insert the custom code for the CommentList headline 'headline' => '<h3 class=\'lined\'>' . $com_heading . '</h3>', )); ?>
  9. Hey everyone. I was reading carefully today almost any post about custom comment listing and forms styling and am super thankful to everyone that shared their knowledge so that a newbie like me could manage to get the comment listing properly applying my custom styles. As far as the the Comment header I have required to post the number of persons that have commented the page, I was facing an issue of singular/plural of the word persons (in my case but could be comment/s etc.) of the count. Looking for a lazy way to achieve that, I found one small function that takes the check for me. If someone is interested to test it, feel free to add this code to your _functions.php or include it in your template code: //Original code: function plural( $amount, $singular = '', $plural = 's' ) { if ( $amount === 1 ) { return $singular; } return $plural; } And in my template comments rendering call I used it like this: <?php $com_heading = ''; $count = count($page->comments); $person = ' person' . plural($count); if($count) { $com_heading = "Only " . $count . $person . " commented this recipe. Be the next one!"; } echo $page->comments->render(array( 'headline' => '<h3 class=\'lined\'>' . $com_heading . '</h3>', )); ?> Maybe there is an easier/smarter way to achieve this, but this works fine for my needs and thought someone might find it useful one day...
  10. Just to add for those who might be taking my steps, it is not just enough to refresh the Modules, but there are 3 files to point to the new location which would appear in the notifications - module, form and list. I thought I was going crazy as even if I delete the whole file content, it was still showing the comments after I changed the first file path, but not all of them.
  11. Oh boy, that was easy... Ok, one thing less to worry (thanks to you again!!!) Now the fun part would be how to edit the module to make it match my markup of the comments list and the form, but will see what's how now when jquery and module copy are out of the way. Thanks again, @abdus
  12. @abdus How can this be done? I have not activated the cache on the template to avoid similar issues, but is there another place to do clear as well for the module? So to be clear, I just copies the folder FieldtypeComments from /wire/modules/Fieldtype and pasted it to /site/modules/ Then went to clear the whole cache folder /site/assets/cache and I am still seeing the path of the FieldTypeComments to point to /wire/... Trying to edit some of the code in /site/modules/FieldTypeComments is not showing on the frontend, but if I edit /wire/ one it does.
  13. Ok. I seem to have another issue indirectly connected to the comments - the HTML theme is build on jquery 1.11.3 so the comments are not working (rating and vote). At first I tried to replace the call for 1.11.3 with the 3.2.1 but that breaks the pre-loader and the jquery popups. Tried to include both for the test, but it did not work either, so I will have to find a way to find the difference between 1.11.3 and 3.2.1 and update the jquery in order to use the proper functionality. As far as my custom form is working for now, I don't think this is the best way to approach it, so will try to render the comments and edit the code to match my markup. This way will know that all the built in code would work fine. P.S. Moving the files to my /js/ folder seemed to work now. Go figure what was the problem, but I am now with a working comments form and listings (rating, vote etc.) so will see what needs to be edited in the code to make it work and move on.
  14. @abdus Thank you very much for the precious advice. Will try that for sure to get how the system is working. For the moment I decided to not edit the default module code, rather than using custom code that I used in a previous project and it worked sort of OK. I am saying sort of OK as I am not sure of a few things how to implement yet: 1. The time format of (X days ago) that is working fine if I render comments but in the custom code - not clear yet (how to call $cite or {cite} in my custom form without the use of external functions to iterate the date format. 2. How can I call the stars rating in my custom code. 3. Same thing for the comments voting.
  15. Ok, I figured out why the comments rating and up/down vote system was not working. Initially I thought that I did not include the comments.css and comments.js files but they were included and the path was correct. The issue seemed to be with jquery that was loaded locally from the theme files. I am not sure why it would work for the rest but not for the comments, however as soon as I included the cdn version of 3.2.1, it all started working fine so now it is just to apply the custom style to render the comments as they should be in the theme. I decided to copy the /wire/modules/Fieldtype/FieldtypeComments to my site modules folder /site/modules/FieldtypeComments and apply the modifications I need there, however I am not sure if that is the only requirement as far as any modifications that I have to site/modules instance are not applied, but those from /wire/ are showing... Anything I am missing here?