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#1 2013-07-03 16:50:19

admi
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Mixed menu with section, category, articles

Hello to TXP users!

I wonder if it would be possible to create a user friendly mixed menu where one can easily add sections, categories, separate articles without messing with the TXP codes, something like menu in WP where you can add any link you want, for example.

In a strict menu like “section – article” it is possible to do right from Write panel if articles to be added to the top menu can be designated either through a special category, section or custom field. But what if one needs something like that:

Catalog – (Top Menu) |
Article 1
Article 2
Section 1
Section 2
Category 1

Is there any chance to accomplish this? If this issue was discussed could a link be provided?

Thanx.

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#2 2013-07-03 18:36:48

etc
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

Why wouldn’t you just create Links to desired elements, and use <txp:linklist />?

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#3 2013-07-03 19:20:59

admi
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

Thanks for the idea. Never thought about it. I always perceived <txp:linklist /> as a tool for external links. But it can help. Not convenient though if there are too many links to be created.

Last edited by admi (2013-07-03 19:26:16)

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#4 2013-07-03 21:41:45

etc
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

This very basic plugin helps in creating links to existing articles, categories, sections and so on, by appending respective combo-boxes to the Link edit form.

# Name: etc_link_helper v0.1 
# Type: Admin side plugin
# 
# Author: 
# URL: 
# Recommended load order: 5

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# This is a plugin for Textpattern CMS - http://textpattern.com/
# To install: textpattern > admin > plugins
# Paste the following text into the 'Install plugin' box:
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#5 2013-07-04 14:03:49

admi
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Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 145
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

Thanx, Oleg!

You really help me stay loyal to TXP each time a doubt arise in my mind! I will try the code. But I also like the idea to use Links with no plugins in some cases.

Did you write the plugin just yesterday? Or was it created a long time ago but I did not know about it?

Last edited by admi (2013-07-04 14:07:12)

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#6 2013-07-04 14:24:37

etc
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Posts: 4,331
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

Great if so!

admi wrote:

But I also like the idea to use Links with no plugins in some cases.

The idea seems natural, though I would never thought of it without your question. The plugin only helps to avoid copy-paste for txp own links, nothing more for the moment.

Did you write the plugin just yesterday? Or was it created a long time ago but I did not know about it?

Yes, I become a prolific txp-addict. :)

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#7 2013-07-04 15:10:20

admi
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Registered: 2007-12-10
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

Why don’t you put your etc_zem and this one on your site? Many TXP plugins remain unknown to many txp users.

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#8 2013-07-04 15:46:22

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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

admi wrote:

Why don’t you put your etc_zem and this one on your site? Many TXP plugins remain unknown to many txp users.

+1. :) You could also add them in the .org site and open threads in this forum:)


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#9 2013-07-04 16:51:13

etc
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

admi wrote:

Why don’t you put your etc_zem and this one on your site?

I generally do, but this one is only 1 day old. :) As for etc_zem, it is too exotic. Given all the spam an average site gets (may Jukka be thanked again for rah_comment_spam!), I don’t think many admins would allow visitors publish (even draft) articles on their site.

colak wrote:

You could also add them in the .org site

I agree, but how do you get there? I thought the plugin author status gives you access to .org, but apparently it doesn’t.

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#10 2013-07-04 17:10:31

admi
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Registered: 2007-12-10
Posts: 145
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

etc wrote:

I don’t think many admins would allow visitors publish (even draft) articles on their site.

As a matter of fact, etc_zem is very needed plugin. Imagine a catalog site where front-end user submits his company’s info. May be, it needs to be more perfected but it will make TXP status higher among other CMS.

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#11 2013-07-04 19:19:45

etc
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

etc_link_helper is out.

admi wrote:

As a matter of fact, etc_zem is very needed plugin. Imagine a catalog site where front-end user submits his company’s info. May be, it needs to be more perfected but it will make TXP status higher among other CMS.

Front-end users will most probably have no idea of Textile, and submit some Office-generated HTML code. This will result in a very weird markup, nearly impossible to clean up automatically.

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#12 2013-07-04 20:04:00

els
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Re: Mixed menu with section, category, articles

etc wrote:

I agree, but how do you get there? I thought the plugin author status gives you access to .org, but apparently it doesn’t.

No it doesn’t, but if you contact Stef, no doubt he will send you a login.

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