Tina4 CMS Module

v0.0.40 2023-02-27 05:14 UTC


Welcome to the Tina4CMS module, how does it work?

composer require tina4stack/tina4cms

composer exec tina4 initialize:run

Add the database connection to your index.php file which would have been created

require_once "vendor/autoload.php";

global $DBA;

$DBA = new \Tina4\DataSQLite3("test.db","", "", "d/m/Y");

echo new \Tina4\Tina4Php();

Run the CMS

composer start 8080

Open up the CMS to setup the admin user

http://localhost:8080/cms/login -> will get you started

The Landing Page - home

You need to create a landing page called "home" as your starting page for things to working properly.


Make a base.twig file in your /src/templates folder, it needs the following blocks

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>{{ title }}</title>
    <meta prefix="og:" property="og:title" content="{{ title }}"/>
    <meta prefix="og:" property="og:type" content="website"/>
    <meta prefix="og:" property="og:url" content="{{ url }}"/>
    <meta prefix="og:" property="og:image" content="{{ image }}"/>
    <meta prefix="og:" property="og:description" content="{{ description }}"/>
{% block headers %}
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/src/public/css/default.css">
{% endblock %}
{% block body %}
{% block navigation %}
    {% include "navigation.twig" %}
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
{% endblock %}

{% block footer %}
{% endblock %}
{% endblock %}

or an example which extends the existing base in the tina4-cms

{% extends "@tina4cms/base.twig" %}

{% block headers %}
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/src/templates/css/default.css">
{% endblock %}

{% block body %}
    <div class="content">
{% block navigation %}
    {%  include "navigation.twig" %}
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
{% endblock %}
{% endblock %}

Example of a navigation.twig which you can over write

Create a navigation.twig file in your src/templates folder

{% set menus = Content.getMenu("") %}
        {% for menu in menus %}
            <li><a href="{{ menu.url }}">{{ }}</a>
                {% if menu.children %}
                        {% for childmenu in menu.children %}
                                <a href="{{ childmenu.url }}">{{ }}</a>
                        {% endfor %}
                {% endif %}
        {% endfor %}

Including your snippets in the CMS

There are two ways you can do this:

When you want to include content as it is, and not have the snippet parsed with Twig you can simply use the following: Use the raw filter when you want to have scripts or other things included correctly

{{snippetName | raw}} or {{snippetName}}

The following is how you would include a snippet where you want variables in the page for example parsed in the snippet

{{ include(getSnippet("snippetName")) }}


Page content of "home"

  {% set world = "World!" %}
  {{ include (getSnippet("mySnippet")) }}

Snippet content of "mySnippet"

  Hello {{world}}!

Adding articles into a page

{% set articles = Content.getArticles ("", 8) %}
{% for article in articles %}{% include "snippets/medium.twig" with {"article": article} %}{% endfor %}
{% set params = {"tag": "all", "skip": 4, "limit": 4, "template": "medium.twig"} %}
{% include "load-more.twig" with params %}

Overwriting the default CMS twig namespace - your own namespace