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mark_meijers

26 May, 2012 01:24 PM

The only thing I miss in Fork is something like Drupal's Views (http://drupal.org/project/views)
When this would be added, Fork will become a lot stronger! Because Views is one of the most important modules that made Drupal so big!

"Among other things, Views can be used to generate reports, create summaries, and display collections of images and other content."

Example: I would like to add jobs (as in work or job oppertunity) to a website. I would like to display all jobs on one page and then display all job titles in a block on the front page.

Or extend the current Blog module, to have multiple blogs. And extend the widget filter in such a way so it is possible to display all posts of a certain category...

  1. 1 Posted by jeroendesloover... on 29 May, 2012 08:49 AM

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    We have Drupal's Views, but we call them Widgets.
    The only difference with Drupal views is that these widgets have to be programmed.

    For example:

    You can create a new module, named "jobs".

    • Then add all your jobs in this module.

    • Connect this module to a page you like "en/jobs" for example. And all the jobs will show up there... (use actions to create subpages, "index", "detail", "applicate", ...)

    • You can also use a widget to show "all job titles" in a block on the front page or on any other page you want it to be.

    But your idea is something to think about: "A custom Widgets generator", called "widget_builder"...

    Perhaps a way to "import/export" the widgets, so you can use them for other websites...

  2. 2 Posted by mark_meijers on 29 May, 2012 03:33 PM

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    Not really handy... Because youre saying i have to add new jobs through hard coding instead of the editor.

    I really really really like the combination of Views and content types!
    And im pretty sure this is very important for Fork...

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by John on 01 Jun, 2012 08:28 PM

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    why is that? When you create a module you have an add action which is used to add jobs through the backend using the editor.

  4. 4 Posted by frederik on 01 Jun, 2012 08:39 PM

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    What he wants is a module like drupal views where you can "assemble" a widget based on existing data from other modules. And not program it.

  5. 5 Posted by mark_meijers on 01 Jun, 2012 09:39 PM

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    @frederik: Amen!

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