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#1 2007-11-27 06:56:40

THE BLUE DRAGON
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How do I add another textarea on the write page?

Hi!
I will love to know how and if its possible to add another textarea
at the bottom of the write page
by using a custom field please?
(down to the excerpt’s textarea)

Thanks :)

Last edited by THE BLUE DRAGON (2007-11-27 06:58:18)

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#2 2007-11-27 07:44:05

jakob
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

It requires a hack to the source files that present the write pane but is possible – see this thread (it may be an older version but the principle is the same).


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#3 2007-11-27 17:11:09

THE BLUE DRAGON
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

Thanks!
works fine now :)

Last edited by THE BLUE DRAGON (2007-11-27 17:33:12)

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#4 2007-12-09 09:12:22

THE BLUE DRAGON
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

Hi again!
how, and can I make the new text-area of the this custom field to ‘convert line breaks’ please?

(I can add the HTML tag: <pre></pre> in the form,
but you know its not like the good ‘convert line breaks’ that textpattern do)

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#5 2007-12-09 12:05:07

Gocom
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

By adding following to to textile_main_fields function in txp_article.php:

$incoming['custom_1'] = n12br(trim($incoming['custom_1']));

Cheers!

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#6 2007-12-09 12:11:00

ruud
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

I think it’s better to do that when outputting the custom_field on the website, because otherwise the <br /> will be html-escaped. Also this avoids hacking TXP core code, which makes it easier to upgrade, and it’s more space-efficient, which is important, because custom_fields are limited to 255 chars:

<txp:php>
  echo nl2br(trim(custom_field(array('name' => 'your_custom_field_name'))));
</txp:php>

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#7 2007-12-09 12:17:03

Gocom
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

ruud,

THE BLUE DRAGON had changed his custom field from varchar255 to text. As you can see if you look closely to the forum.

Cheers!

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#8 2007-12-09 13:39:42

ruud
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

Still, I believe my solution is better, if only for being able to see normal newlines instead of <br /> tags in the custom field textarea when editing the article.

Btw, the code hack shown in that other thread (pointed out by Jacob) is missing htmlspecialchars() around $custom_7.

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#9 2007-12-09 13:55:30

Gocom
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

if only for being able to see normal newlines instead of <br /> tags

Yep, that’s the good point in it.

htmlspecialchars() around $custom_7

So, THE BLUE DRAGON should corres his txp_article.php’s code – &amp; is better than & obviously.

Cheers!

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#10 2007-12-09 20:20:56

THE BLUE DRAGON
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Re: How do I add another textarea on the write page?

great!
realy thank you Gocom & ruud !!! :)

now It’s much more comfortable to update, with no using “<br>” all the time ;)

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