Textpattern Forum

You are not logged in. Register | Login | Help

#1 2012-07-07 21:38:18

lucass
Member
Registered: 2012-07-07
Posts: 21

Custom theme options

Hello guys,

My name’s Lucas, hope you guys can help me with something…

How can I do something like this goo.gl/ZcgPm with Textpattern? (the Twitter Username and GA/Typekit fields). I wish I could set up this custom options on the admin panel so the clients can update the info by themselves.

Thanks in advance ;-)

Lucas

Last edited by lucass (2012-07-07 21:39:35)

Offline

#2 2012-07-08 09:33:45

CeBe
Plugin Author
From: Caen - Fr
Registered: 2010-06-25
Posts: 289
Website

Re: Custom theme options

Offline

#3 2012-07-08 16:57:16

uli
Moderator
From: Cologne/Köln
Registered: 2006-08-15
Posts: 3,084

Re: Custom theme options

Welcome to the forum, Lucas!

I’m afraid we need a little more info on what you want to achieve, in order to provide you with an optimum solution. Are you simply making a decision on a CMS choice, or do you have TXP installed and want to solve something special?

Would this client-updatable info be article/product related (—> simply use TXP’s very own custom fields, a core feature, no plugin required), or author related (—> try plugin smd_bio), or shall it have no predefined, fixed relation to anything other than what the author actually gives it by placing it somewhere (—> adi_variables, mck_snippet or even TXP’s output_form)? … There are so many more use cases, needs and characteristics I’ve not thought of.


In bad weather I never leave home without wet_plugout, smd_where_used and adi_form_links

Offline

#4 2012-07-10 15:24:58

lucass
Member
Registered: 2012-07-07
Posts: 21

Re: Custom theme options

Hi uli, thanks for the warm welcome!

Yes, I already have TXP installed.

I just want to know if it’s possible to create a “custom theme options” for clients. Like the ones we used to see on WordPress (e.g. goo.gl/ZcgPm) .

Is this possible with adi_variables?

Offline

#5 2012-07-10 16:04:53

jakob
Moderator
From: Germany
Registered: 2005-01-20
Posts: 1,913
Website

Re: Custom theme options

Yes, you can do that with adi_variables:

  1. Just create a field for twitter_username and a field for typekit_id in the Content > Variables tab.
  2. Include <txp:output_form form="adi_variables" /> at the top of your page template.
  3. In your page template include <txp:variable name="variable_name" /> where you want the variable inserted, e.g.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://use.typekit.com/<txp:variable name="typekit_id" />.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">try{Typekit.load();}catch(e){}</script>

or:

<p>Follow me on <a href="http://twitter.com/<txp:variable name="twitter_username" />">twitter</a>.</p>

Last edited by jakob (2012-07-10 16:05:25)


TXP Builders – finely-crafted code, design and txp

Offline

#6 2012-07-10 17:05:08

lucass
Member
Registered: 2012-07-07
Posts: 21

Re: Custom theme options

Hey Jacob, thank you very much for your explanation. This is exactly what I was looking for ;)

Thanks everyone!

Offline

#7 2012-07-10 17:17:58

lucass
Member
Registered: 2012-07-07
Posts: 21

Re: Custom theme options

Guys,one more thing just out of curiosity…

Is it possible to use Markdown instead of Textile?

Offline

#8 2012-07-10 17:24:54

jakob
Moderator
From: Germany
Registered: 2005-01-20
Posts: 1,913
Website

Re: Custom theme options

Currently no, though there have been murmurs that it might surface in the future some time.


TXP Builders – finely-crafted code, design and txp

Offline

#9 2012-07-10 18:57:10

lucass
Member
Registered: 2012-07-07
Posts: 21

Re: Custom theme options

I see. Thanks!

Offline

#10 2012-07-10 19:08:35

philwareham
Core designer
From: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Registered: 2009-06-11
Posts: 1,599
Website

Re: Custom theme options

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB