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sharing my new module FieldtypeImageReference. It provides a configurable input field for choosing any type of image from selectable sources. Sources can be:
a predefined folder in site/templates/ and/or a page (and optionally its children) and/or the page being edited and/or any page on the site CAUTION: this module is under development and not quite yet in a production-ready state. So please test it carefully.
UPDATE: the new version v2.0.0 introduces a breaking change due to renaming the module. If you have an older version already installed, you need to uninstall it and install the latest master version.
Module and full description can be found on github https://github.com/gebeer/FieldtypeImageReference
Install from URL: https://github.com/gebeer/FieldtypeImageReference/archive/master.zip
Read on for features and use cases.
Images can be loaded from a folder inside site/templates/ or site/assets Images in that folder can be uploaded and deleted from within the inputfield Images can be loaded from other pages defined in the field settings Images can be organized into categories. Child pages of the main 'image source page' serve as categories mages can be loaded from any page on the site From the API side, images can be manipulated like native ProcessWire images (resizing, cropping etc.), even the images from a folder Image thumbnails are loaded into inputfield by ajax on demand Source images on other pages can be edited from within this field. Markup of SVG images can be rendered inline with `echo $image->svgcontent` Image names are fully searchable through the API $pages->find('fieldname.filename=xyz.png'); $pages->find('fieldname.filename%=xy.png'); Accidental image deletion is prevented. When you want to delete an image from one of the pages that hold your site-wide images, the module searches all pages that use that image. If any page contains a reference to the image you are trying to delete, deletion will be prevented. You will get an error message with links to help you edit those pages and remove references there before you can finally delete the image. This field type can be used with marcrura's Settings Factory module to store images on settings pages, which was not possible with other image field types When to use ?
If you want to let editors choose an image from a set of images that is being used site-wide. Ideal for images that are being re-used across the site (e.g. icons, but not limited to that).
Other than the native ProcessWire images field, the images here are not stored per page. Only references to images that live on other pages or inside a folder are stored. This has several advantages:
one central place to organize images when images change, you only have to update them in one place. All references will be updated, too. (Provided the name of the image that has changed stays the same) Installation and setup instructions can be found on github.
Here's how the input field looks like in the page editor:
If you like to give it a try, I'm happy to hear your comments or suggestions for improvement. Install from URL: https://github.com/gebeer/FieldtypeImageReference/archive/master.zip
Eventually this will go in the module directory, too. But it needs some more testing before I submit it. So I'd really appreciate your assistance.
Thanks to all who contributed their feedback and suggestions which made this module what it is now.
By Andreas Augustin
We use Processwire in for Blue World Content Section and did some fancy SVG Primitive lazyloading for our images.
How do you like it: https://www.blue-tomato.com/blue-world/
We also wrote an article about how we did it:
Im trying to install this core module and got the error of not having the ImageMagick library installed.
But if im checking for the version of my ImageMagick installed on my server via SSH im getting this response;
Version: ImageMagick 6.9.4-9 Q16 i386 2016-06-21 http://www.imagemagick.org
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2016 ImageMagick Studio LLC
Features: Cipher DPC
Delegates (built-in): bzlib freetype gslib jng jpeg png ps tiff xml zlib
Does this even mean the library is installed? And if yes, why cant i install my module?
Pleaassee help me
By Cody Connor
I am currently working on a website in process wire. I created an image field and added svg as a valid file extension and could upload a png image and a jpg image but when I try to upload a svg image it is stuck loading at 100%. I figured out that the image field does not take the extension svg even if I add it as an extension. and I was wondering if their is any way to upload a svg image to an image field in processwire?
I am working with processwire version 3.0.61