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a2exfr
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In Typesetter I miss such feature with is present in almost all cms, it's a category of pages(articles). Well, with new version of Catalog easy 1.8, I think, we can to make such category in few clicks. Of cause, it's possible to make category of posts in Simple blog, but in such case, we couldn't use power of sections and SEO things like descriptions, keywords and so on, and categories mixed in one blog page (that is not good sometimes).

I want to write here some main points of new version of plugin, that's, I hope, makes it good for this purpose (category of pages).

- options for using simple pagination instead of ajax pagination that goods for indexing with search engines;
- plugin now can insert navigation for pages that used in catalog(next/parent/prev).
- catalog come not only in gadget but in section(that allow to set options for every page).
- catalog can take not only child pages, but child pages from any page, and even child pages from page in additional menu.
- can take not only all pages, but n-first pages, n-last pages, n-random pages.

I try to document all options here , hope it's clear enough with my language level.

Actually demo site is good example of catalog using (showing some child pages on home page from another page,also catalog placed on plugins child pages in side block and take random pages from parent - cause list of childs page same level appear, showing pages with catalog layouts demo and  every page has its own catalog).

So it's possible to show any pages in any place.
And using pages grouping in another menu, give a possibility to display pages that do not need to be in main menu, to create some kind of db query )) Example - we have one page with articles about cats, and second with articles about dogs, create in another menu page "my group" place cats+dogs pages there, and show on home page 8 random items about cats and dogs in catalog carousel layout for example. That gives TS a little more dynamic.

Why gadget is still here when we have section? That because, I like possibility to make catalog gadget a part of theme, and adjust it with page manager in admin part. Ok) the true is that gadget come first and section later)

Also it’s my first plugin to TS so it’s a little messy, but I decided not to remove any existing layout, because people seems to using it.

What need to make it better?
I have some thouths,  may be:
 take simple blog page as items of catalog?
 possibility to use page creating/change date?
 collection of cool layouts as separeted plugin?
 mini layout builder?

Have an opinion or thoughts about all this?
 
For bugs support forum

 

Edited: 4 years ago#8973

juergen
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Hi Alex,

unfortunately I haven't yet used Catalog Easy in production but only did a bit of testing. Hopefully some folks who already use it will join this discussion.

So just a few remarks:

For page categorization, you could consider to use Page Manager by using the MenuPageOptions and MenuCommand hooks.
See this thread - I posted a concept plugin using these hooks there.

I like possibility to make catalog gadget a part of them

I believe Gadgets are some of the few things you cannot implement in a theme. Section Types and most other things work. But I'm not completely certain about this, I just believe to remember that I tried and it didn't work.

4 years ago#8976

a2exfr
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Thanks, for reply.

haven't yet used Catalog Easy in production

the main benefit  I think - user add a page in menu and it preview automatically appears in needed places(pages) with correct format,  and +paginated list when many pages to create category layout.

 

You know I'm already happy that I started this topic, because I competly miss that MenuCommand and MenuPageOptions filters exists and what they can do. If I know it from beginning, may be I thinking in another direction, it's unexpected information)))

With this I can add button in menu istead(or in addition) of data-filter atribute section used for Sortable portfolio, that's Felix is found complicated and not user friendly.

 

 

4 years ago#8977

feniweb
298 Posts

Thank you very much. That's exactly what I imagined the pictures!

The plugin is brilliant, with huge possibilities.

If you invest in the option pages have categories to be awarded for the pages possibly from a auwahlliste. Had the Catolog plugin enormous potential by being able to put together belibigen with this plugin content.

I could well imagine a mini - Layout - Custom Builder page content determine together.

That would be probably a good Simple Blog spare.

Other possibilities:

  • As a real estate catalog,
  • or images with catalog description,
  • etc.

A great job. Thanks again.

4 years ago#8981

a2exfr
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Thanks for good words.

Colud you test new version with  sortable portfolio categories defining  in menu?

Also I added posiibility to include or exlude categories in section.

Get 1.8.1

 

 

Do we need custom thumnails to define  from menu? Or picture taken from child page would be enough?

 

Edited: 4 years ago#8982

feniweb
298 Posts

Incredibly quickly implemented.
to solve the categories on the side management menu I find very good.

Only now would all layouts can also use the categories to query. So which one reading can from different sides this Categorie.


blog
- Page1 (cat1)
- Page2 (cat1 cat2)
- Page3 (cat2 cat3)

blog2
- Page1 (cat1)
- Page2 (cat2)
- Page3 (cat1)


New page
Output all cat1

There are not yet see an error message on my test page.

 

How to Set Page a manager?

Edited: 4 years ago#8983

a2exfr
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How to Set Page a manager?

this page manager is for gadget. The fileds and options are the same as in section. It described here

Only thing that you can't do with section is to turn on catalog navigation, you should use for that  page manager.

Define page where gadget placed - it's page label

Layout - choose layout for gadget.

Use nav - turn on navigation (. Also  you can adjust navigation view in special options tab.)

The main rule - options in sections have higher priority that options for gadget in admin part.

 

 

4 years ago#8985

a2exfr
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Only now would all layouts can also use the categories to query.

This is possible to do, but I'm not shure how it's must work and is this really needed?

Catalog made to display child pages from parent.

This new categories for pages should work as filter to child pages that catalog take?

 

Also that structure is not possible, if it is menu - with same name Page1 can't be two times in menu in blog and blog2

blog
- Page1 (cat1)
- Page2 (cat1 cat2)
- Page3 (cat2 cat3)

blog2
- Page1 (cat1)
- Page2 (cat2)
- Page3 (cat1)


New page
Output all cat1

For current version you can do it like this:

  • create aditional menu named Categories(just example)
  • create dummy pages cat1 cat2 cat3
  • place your needed pages(page1 page2 page3) in this dummy pages
  • insert catalog section edit and select (source = From page in another menu,)
  • should select Another menu apper with menu names - select Categories
  • finally select Source page as cat1

 

4 years ago#8993

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