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Hello for all,

ConfigurationForm fieldtype module is one my experiment from 2016.
Main target to build this module was to store multiple setup and configuration values in just 1 field and avoid to use 1 db table to store just single "number of items on page", or another db table to store "layout type" etc. Thanks to JSON formatted storage this module can help you to reduce number of PW native fields in project, save DB space, and reduce number of queries at front-end.

Install and setup:

  1. Download (at the bottom ), unzip and install like any other PW module (site/modules/...).
  2. Create some filed using this type of field (ConfigurationForm Fieldtype)
  3. Go to field setup Input tab and drag some subfields to container area (demo).
  4. Set "Name" and other params for subfields
  5. Save and place field to templates ("Action tab")

How to use it:

In my case, I use it to store setup and configurations values, but also for contact details, small content blocks... (eg. "widgets").

Basic usage example:

ConfigForm fieldtype "setup" has subfields:

"limit", type select, option values: 5, 10, 15, 20
"sort", type select, option values: "-date", "date",  "-sort", "sort"

// get page children (items)
$limit = isset($page->setup->limit) ? $page->setup->limit : 10;
$sort = isset($page->setup->sort) ? $page->setup->sort : '-sort';
$items = $page->children("limit=$limit, sort=$sort");

 

Screenshots:

Field setupSome page setupVariant SEO and setups fieldsCompact view option

Contact details (none compact view)Services using repeater and configform fieldtypeRepeater label as subfield value

 

Notes:

  • Provide option to search inside subfields
  • Provide multilanguage inputs for text and textarea field types
  • Provide option for different field layout per-template basis
  • Do not place/use field type "Button" or "File input" because it won't works.
  • Please read README file for more details and examples

Module use JSON format to store values. Text and textarea field types are multilanguage compatible, but please note that main target for this module was to store setup values and small content blocks and save DB space. Search part inside JSON is still a relatively new in MySQL (>=5.77) and that's on you how and for what to use this module.

Thanks:

Initial point for this fieldtype was jQuery plugin FormBuiled and thanks to Kevin Chappel for this plugin.
In field type "link" I use javascript part from @marcostoll module and thanks to him for that part.

Download:

FieldtypeConfigForm.zip

Edit: 14. August 2018. please delete/uninstall previously downloaded zip

Regards.

   
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Here are more details and some news about this module.

What's new (14. August 2018.):
- fix small bug
- search by subfields
- different layouts per-template basis

Examples:

1) 1 single field for configuration and setup instead 7 PW native fields

On "Home" administration page want to have global config options (stylesheet, development or production mode), and SEO settings fields.
On category pages need to have options to change number of children in list, provide option to select different layouts, and SEO settings fields.
Conclusion, need to have 7 fields: stylesheet (select), development (select or check), SEO fields (eg. title, description and robots), limit, layout.

Create field "setup" with all needed subfields:

field-setup-1.thumb.png.cd83abe872c74a369f22dd5087871f7e.pngfield-setup-2.thumb.png.56b8dba113a9032baaaa389d48417cec.pngfield-setup-3.thumb.png.08dc69b43a6f630ea813835cbf76d1b8.png

But also want to have different field layout inside Home and category pages.
For that we use "Compact view" inside template setup.
Result, same field but with different inputs and layouts.

layout-1.thumb.png.7f139c6063d9069d3f11c8bfe7657c6e.pnglayout-2.thumb.png.01a23e9c942401a0d8de7f5a8a69a43d.png

 

On site are dozen of categories and want to find where are used grid and where list layout.
Or, website is in still development mode and want to find NOINDEX categories, etc...


search-by-subfields-1.thumb.png.5551d4d98c4d402c3227edf550d988f0.png

 

2) Multiple different textareas on "basic-page" and "basic-page-2" templates using 1 single field
Task:
 - textarea1, textarea2 and textarea3 on basic-page template
 - textarea1, textarea4, textarea5 on basic-page-2 template
 - all that with 1 PW field

 Create field "content" with 5 textarea field types (textarea1...textarea5)
 
 Set Visibility condition like this:
 basic-page=textarea1, textarea2, textarea3
 basic-page-2=textarea1, textarea4, textarea5
 
 Inside Action tab add field to templates basic-page and basic-page-2.
 Later in page administration are only desired textarea inputs.

text-areas-1.thumb.png.636c0e7fb746c7a30f36e9c3769eb256.pngtext-areas-2.thumb.png.2296d1ffed301e4a6f8a8de684d4ef43.png

 
Search: find all pages where textarea1 contain word "Toronto"

 $items = $pages->find('content.textarea1*=Toronto');

Or in admin backend using lister:

search-by-subfields-2.thumb.png.bcffc5304210ca7f7cf3beae009a1c5c.png

In front side:

$selector = 'content.textarea1*=Toronto';
$items = $pages->find($selector);

if($items->count){
	echo "<h2>Find items: {$items->count}</h2>";
	echo "Selector:<pre>$selector</pre>";	
	foreach($items as $item){		
		echo $item->title .', template: '. $item->template->name;
		echo '<br />';
		
	}
}

search-by-subfields-3.png.9bbca688f6e31d6d649a66da5069c7cb.png

Note: this example is only for demostrations and I didn't test this in case of few thousands pages.

 

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Great work! Thanks for sharing.

Unfortunately, I didn't have time yet to try this out, but I'll give it a go in the next couple of days.

I can imagine quite a few real-world usage scenarios for this.

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Zdravo Sasa, kako je sunce u Crnoj Gori?  😄

I installed your module and played around a bit. Looks good so far.

Only thing I spotted: the PW width settings are not being displayed as intended, when I choose "compact view". In normal view, it's working fine.

And also, some elements are a bit too close to each other, when choosing compact view: (checkbox and radio labels)

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Dragane, odlicno, samo da je malo manje vruce ;)

CompactView is html table view and idea for that type of layout was to use it in cases where are inputs closely related (eg. some contact details), and inside repeaters because don't take too much space (can open few repeater items, and at the same time, view fields in all of them).

I missed to write in notes that PW Width value is not used inside CompactView layout.
Sorry but it's possible that I skiped to write and some other notes, and feel free to ask me anything that is not clear or confusing.

Fields what I used in almost 90% are: select, text, textarea, page and link. Radio and checkboxes very, very rarely (can't remeber), and in that case I prefer to use select.

Please can you try to add to the end of module css file (module  directory... site/modules/FieldtypeConfigForm/assets/css/admin.css) this few lines:

.CompactView .InputfieldCheckboxesStacked, .CompactView .InputfieldRadiosStacked {list-style:none;padding-left:0;}
.CompactView .InputfieldCheckboxesStacked input, .CompactView .InputfieldRadiosStacked input {margin-right:10px;}

, and after it refresh browser page (CTRL+F5) and check if it will be better?

Thanks and regards!

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Yep, much better. I also removed the 12px font-size for the compact view label, it somehow looks weird to me if it's smaller than the rest, but that's just personal preference.

Thanks for clarifying that the width is ignored in compact view on purpose.

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On 8/10/2018 at 7:34 AM, OLSA said:

Notes:

  • Provide option to search inside subfields
  • Provide multilanguage inputs for text and textarea field types
  • Provide option for different field layout per-template basis
  • Do not place/use field type "Button" or "File input" because it won't works.
  • Please read README file for more details and examples

May I suggest to simply exclude button and file inputs - it's kinda pointless to see them there as available input fields, when in fact they don't (yet?) work.

And the mulitlanguage part would be really really awesome. Most sites we build are multilang, so this feature would be almost a must-have, rather than a nice-to-have.

Did you post your module to the official PW module directory? https://modules.processwire.com/add/
That way, it would be easier for other people to find your module. And (afaik) this is a pre-requisite if you want people to use the "check for updates" feature in the PW-backend.

Zelim ti lep vikend 🙂

 

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Zdravo Dragane,

I totally agree with you, and I'm aware of all imperfections, but I use it last 2 years in all my projects (multilanguage) and it's play important role in all of them.
News is that I am started with development of different version of that module and it's possible that I will include all suggestion in that version, or will do that in next release of current version, and after it post it to Github and in PW module directory.

Inputs like text and textarea are multilanguage, but labels are not because that part depends on jQuery FormBuilder plugin (in my case, I write labels in administration default language).

I really appreciate all the suggestions to make this module better and thanks for that!

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Evo me opet 🙂

I encountered a strange problem today when I wanted to setup something with required fields:

I first hit the module's save-button, then I hit the PW field-save button. And PW can't save the field, because I get errors from the first field that is required (I don't want to prepopulate the fields or use placeholders).

This is some kind of a Catch-22 problem I guess 🙂

And also, I see JS errors in Chrome console:

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When I want to edit a page where I have this field inside, Tracy reports this error:

ErrorException: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/sitecom/www/mysite/site/modules/FieldtypeConfigForm/FieldtypeConfigForm.module:69
Stack trace:
#0 [internal function]: Tracy\Bar->Tracy\{closure}(2, 'count(): Parame...', '/home/zeixcom/w...', 69, Array)
#1 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/site/modules/FieldtypeConfigForm/FieldtypeConfigForm.module(69): count(Object(stdClass))
#2 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Wire.php(389): ProcessWire\FieldtypeConfigForm->___formatValue(Object(ProcessWire\Page), Object(ProcessWire\Field), Object(ProcessWire\ConfigForm))
#3 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/WireHooks.php(723): ProcessWire\Wire->_callMethod('___formatValue', Array)
#4 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Wire.php(413): ProcessWire\WireHooks->runHooks(Object(ProcessWire\FieldtypeConfigForm), 'formatValue', Array)
#5 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Page.php(1436): ProcessWire\Wire->_callHookMethod('formatValue', Array)
#6 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Page.php(1364): ProcessWire\Page->formatFieldValue(Object(ProcessWire\Field), Object(ProcessWire\ConfigForm))
#7 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Page.php(1116): ProcessWire\Page->getFieldValue('setup')
#8 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Page.php(1600): ProcessWire\Page->get('setup')
#9 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/site/assets/cache/FileCompiler/site/modules/TracyDebugger/panels/RequestInfoPanel.php(470): ProcessWire\Page->getFormatted('setup')
#10 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/site/assets/cache/FileCompiler/site/modules/TracyDebugger/tracy-master/src/Tracy/Bar.php(159): RequestInfoPanel->getPanel()
#11 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/site/assets/cache/FileCompiler/site/modules/TracyDebugger/tracy-master/src/Tracy/Bar.php(108): Tracy\Bar->renderPanels()
#12 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/site/assets/cache/FileCompiler/site/modules/TracyDebugger/TracyDebugger.module(1487): Tracy\Bar->render()
#13 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Wire.php(383): TracyDebugger->sessionHandlerDBAjaxFix(Object(ProcessWire\HookEvent))
#14 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/WireHooks.php(825): ProcessWire\Wire->_callMethod('sessionHandlerD...', Array)
#15 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Wire.php(442): ProcessWire\WireHooks->runHooks(Object(ProcessWire\ProcessWire), 'finished', Array)
#16 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/ProcessWire.php(603): ProcessWire\Wire->__call('finished', Array)
#17 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/ProcessWire.php(499): ProcessWire\ProcessWire->__call('finished', Array)
#18 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/modules/Process/ProcessPageView.module(254): ProcessWire\ProcessWire->setStatus(16)
#19 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Wire.php(380): ProcessWire\ProcessPageView->___finished()
#20 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/WireHooks.php(723): ProcessWire\Wire->_callMethod('___finished', Array)
#21 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/wire/core/Wire.php(442): ProcessWire\WireHooks->runHooks(Object(ProcessWire\ProcessPageView), 'finished', Array)
#22 /home/sitecom/www/mysite/index.php(56): ProcessWire\Wire->__call('finished', Array)
#23 {main}

Any ideas? Did you ever stumble across such a situation?

Edited by dragan
added Tracy Debugger error msg

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Hi Dragane,

sorry for the delayed response (I am on vacation until September 1st).

If that's  JS errors are in Chrome console inside field setup, that might be in relation with required attribute and Chrome browser (here are more details), but if you insert any values in setup "form" fields maybe you can "skip" that and PW will save field and it's subfields? Also, as a result of the first , maybe you have "empty" field (without subfields), and that cause second error (never noticed before, but I'll investigate that).

Here is one important detail that you probably didn't notice, and my fault because I didn't mention, required attribute is not in use in current version.

There are few options and buttons what are not in use and I didn't remove because my first plan was to use them all for fields (eg. "Required",  "Limit access..." ) or for new features.

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This module is great, very useful and i'm using it on a project; I guess my PHP version (7.2.10 ) doesn't like this: (FieldtypeConfigForm, line 69)

if(count($values)){

but this works

if(wireCount($values)){

 

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Hey!
Thank you for this great module, I use it as part of a repeater item (for settings, to save some white space and grouping the settings).

Now I tried to echo the Value of a select option (Dropdown) like this:
{$item->grid_settings->gridsize->title}

gridsize is the name of my select field. And grid_settings is the name of my ConfigurationForm field (which contain multiple select fields). Item is the repeater item.

But this is not working. What Iam missing here?
Also is it possible to preselect an option?

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Hello @jploch

in case of select field, you can get only selected option value (and not title/text) or in your case:

$grid_size = $item->grid_settings->gridsize;

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On 9/27/2018 at 2:22 PM, jploch said:

Also is it possible to preselect an option? 

Preselect option, currently, only in case when you have option value as null "0", as example your "gridsize" field:

Label: "Grid size"

-- option value: 0, option text: Default
-- option value: 1, option text: Grid size 1
-- option value: 2, option text: Grid size 2

In that case, preselected value in admin backend would be "Default".
Later in your code:

if ($item->grid_settings->gridsize){
// not default (not preselected value)
...
} else {
// default
...
}

But there is and "mix" variant, example, some select field with name background:

label: "Background color"

-- option value: 0, text: Default
-- option value: black, text: Black
-- option value: orange, text: Orange

* preselected text : "Default"

Later in code:

<?php
// configuration form field "settings" with select subfield "background"
$background = $page->settings->background ? '-' . $page->settings->background : '';
?>
<div class="bgn<?php echo $background;?>">

* div can have css class values: bgn, bgn-black, bgn-orange

Regards.

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Really like this module, using it to make a visual builder however I encountered that the uploading of files doesn't work. No errors is thrown.

It starts the ajax-upload but when it should be done it just disappear and the file isn't uploaded.

Currently debugging the issue. Will get back as soon as I find the issue.

But also wanted to see if anyone else encountered this?

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Sorry, above it says:

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Do not place/use field type "Button" or "File input" because it won't works .

 

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Just now, gmclelland said:

Sorry, above it says:

 

Yes, I just read that! 

I'll dig into solving that 🙂 

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      Audio Video Images Documents Each media type will be handled by its own sub-module so the user can pick and install/choose the type of media management they want.
       
      Features include:
      Access controls Centralized uploads of media Bulk management of media: tag, delete, describe, replace, etc. Bulk upload: zip; scan, single Quick upload in page edit mode Usage stats across pages (maybe?) Etc.. Would love to hear your thoughts and any feature suggestions. I think there's enough demand for such a module. If not, please let me know so that I can instead focus on other things  , thanks.
       
      How other CMS do it

       
      The more efficient (PW) way of doing it

    • By Robin S
      I have had this module sitting in a 95% complete state for a while now and have finally made the push to get it out there. Thanks to @teppo for his Hanna Code Helper module which I referred to and borrowed from during development.
      http://modules.processwire.com/modules/hanna-code-dialog/
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/HannaCodeDialog
      HannaCodeDialog
      A module for ProcessWire CMS/CMF. Provides a number of enhancements for working with Hanna Code tags in CKEditor. The main enhancement is that Hanna tags in a CKEditor field may be double-clicked to edit their attributes using core ProcessWire inputfields in a modal dialog.
      Requires the Hanna Code module.
      Installation
      Install the HannaCodeDialog module using any of the normal methods.
      For any CKEditor field where you want the "Insert Hanna tag" dropdown menu to appear in the CKEditor toolbar, visit the field settings and add "HannaDropdown" to the "CKEditor Toolbar" settings field.
      Module configuration
      Visit the module configuration screen to set any of the following:
      Exclude prefix: Hanna tags named with this prefix will not appear in the CKEditor toolbar dropdown menu for Hanna tag insertion. Exclude Hanna tags: Hanna tags selected here will not appear in the CKEditor toolbar dropdown menu for Hanna tag insertion. Background colour of tag widgets: you can customise the background colour used for Hanna tags in CKEditor if you like. Dialog width: in pixels Dialog height: in pixels Features
      Insert tag from toolbar dropdown menu
      Place the cursor in the CKEditor window where you want to insert your Hanna tag, then select the tag from the "Insert Hanna tag" dropdown.

      Advanced: if you want to control which tags appear in the dropdown on particular pages or templates you can hook HannaCodeDialog::getDropdownTags. See the forum support thread for examples .
      Edit tag attributes in modal dialog
      Insert a tag using the dropdown or double-click an existing tag in the CKEditor window to edit the tag attributes in a modal dialog.

      Tags are widgets
      Hanna tags that have been inserted in a CKEditor window are "widgets" - they have a background colour for easy identification, are protected from accidental editing, and can be moved within the text by drag-and-drop.
      ![Hanna tag widget]
      Options for tag attributes may be defined
      You can define options for a tag attribute so that editors must choose an option rather than type text. This is useful for when only certain strings are valid for an attribute and also has the benefit of avoiding typos.
      Add a new attribute for the Hanna tag, named the same as the existing attribute you want to add options for, followed by "__options". The options themselves are defined as a string, using a pipe character as a delimiter between options. Example for an existing attribute named "vegetables":
      vegetables__options=Spinach|Pumpkin|Celery|Tomato|Brussels Sprout|Potato You can define a default for an attribute as normal. Use a pipe delimiter if defining multiple options as the default, for example:
      vegetables=Tomato|Potato Dynamic options
      Besides defining static options as above, you can use one Hanna tag to dynamically generate options for another. For instance, you could create a Hanna tag that generates options based on images that have been uploaded to the page, or the titles of children of the page.
      Your Hanna tag that generates the options should echo a string of options delimited by pipe characters (i.e. the same format as a static options string).
      You will probably want to name the Hanna tag that generates the options so that it starts with an underscore (or whatever prefix you have configured as the "exclude" prefix in the module config), to avoid it appearing as an insertable tag in the HannaCodeDialog dropdown menu.
      Example for an existing attribute named "image":
      image__options=[[_images_on_page]] And the code for the _images_on_page tag:
      <?php $image_names = array(); $image_fields = $page->fields->find('type=FieldtypeImage')->explode('name'); foreach($image_fields as $image_field) { $image_names = array_unique( array_merge($image_names, $page->$image_field->explode('name') ) ); } echo implode('|', $image_names); Advanced: define or manipulate options in a hook
      You can hook HannaCodeDialog::prepareOptions to define or manipulate options for a Hanna tag attribute. Your Hanna tag must include a someattribute__options attribute in order for the hook to fire. The prepareOptions method receives the following arguments that can be used in your hook:
      options_string Any existing string of options you have set for the attribute attribute_name The name of the attribute the options are for tag_name The name of the Hanna tag page The page being edited If you hook after HannaCodeDialog::prepareOptions then your hook should set $event->return to an array of option values, or an associative array in the form of $value => $label.
      Choice of inputfield for attribute
      You can choose the inputfield that is used for an attribute in the dialog.
      For text attributes the supported inputfields are text (this is the default inputfield for text attributes so it isn't necessary to specify it if you want it) and textarea. Note: any manual line breaks inside a textarea are removed because these will break the CKEditor tag widget.
      Inputfields that support the selection of a single option are select (this is the default inputfield for attributes with options so it isn't necessary to specify it if you want it) and radios.
      Inputfields that support the selection of multiple options are selectmultiple, asmselect and checkboxes.
      You can also specify a checkbox inputfield - this is not for attributes with defined options but will limit an attribute to an integer value of 1 or 0.
      The names of the inputfield types are case-insensitive.
      Example for an existing attribute named "vegetables":
      vegetables__type=asmselect Descriptions and notes for inputfields
      You can add a description or notes to an attribute and these will be displayed in the dialog.
      Example for an existing attribute named "vegetables":
      vegetables__description=Please select vegetables for your soup. vegetables__notes=Pumpkin and celery is a delicious combination. Notes
      When creating or editing a Hanna tag you can view a basic cheatsheet outlining the HannaCodeDialog features relating to attributes below the "Attributes" config inputfield.
      Troubleshooting
      HannaCodeDialog includes and automatically loads the third-party CKEditor plugins Line Utilities and Widget. If you have added these plugins to your CKEditor field already for some purpose and experience problems with HannaCodeDialog try deactivating those plugins from the CKEditor field settings.
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