arillo/silverstripe-elements

Elements

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2.2.9 2022-03-25 10:24 UTC

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Decorates a SiteTree class with multiple named element relations through a has_many "Elements" relation.

Requirements

SilverStripe CMS ^4.0

For a SilverStripe 3.x compatible version of this module, please see the 1 branch, or 0.x release line.

Todo

  • write tests
  • write better docs

Usage

Set up you relation types in your _config/elements.yml, e.g:

Page:
  element_relations:
    Elements:
      - Element
      - DownloadElement
    Downloads:
      - DownloadElement

In this example we are creating 2 element relationships to the Page, one called Elements, the other called Downloads.

To make it work Element class should subclass ElementBase, where all additional fields can be defined, e.g.:

class Element extends ElementBase
{
    private static
        $singular_name = 'Base element',
        $db = [
            'Title' => 'Text',
            'Subtitle' => 'Text',
            ...
            ..
            .
        ]
    ;
}

In the SiteTree instance the element relations are now accessable through:

$pageInst->ElementsByRelation('Elements');
$elementInst->ElementsByRelation('Elements');

To use them in a template:

<% loop $ElementsByRelation(Elements) %> $Render($Pos, $First, $Last, $EvenOdd)
<% end_loop %>

Notice: we pass in the $Pos, $First, $Last and $EvenOdd values to have them available inside the template as $IsPos, $IsFirst, $IsLast and $IsEvenOdd.

There is also a helper function to move a gridfield into another tab if you prefer:

public function getCMSFields()
{
    $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
    // move the elements gridfield to a tab called 'PageElements'..
    $fields = ElementsExtension::move_elements_manager($fields, 'Elements', 'Root.PageElements');
    return $fields;
}

Nested Element relations

Apply the same extension to the Element instead of the Page.

TeasersElement:
  element_relations:
    Teasers:
      - TeaserElement

Element inheritance

If you would like to have the same elements applied to different Pagetypes you can use the element_relations_inherit_from definition referencing a arbitrary setup in the yml file. For example if we want the HomePage and the EventsPage to inherit the same elements we can define the .yml like this:

HomePage:
  element_relations_inherit_from: MainElements
EventsPage:
  element_relations_inherit_from: MainElements

They both reference the MainElements defined in the yml where you have defined the element_relations, like this:

MainElements:
  element_relations:
    Elements:
      - HeroElement
      - DownloadElement
      - TeasersElement

If you inherit elements you can still create your custom relations and also append new Element types to the inherited relation.

HomePage:
  element_relations_inherit_from: MainElements
  element_relations:
    Elements:
      - ImageElement

In this example ImageElement is added to the list of available Elements defined in MainElements.

URLSegmentField

If you want to show the URLSegment field in the cms, you can opt-in via the config show_urlsegment_field

ElementBase:
  show_urlsegment_field: true

Bulkuploader

There is support for using Colymba\BulkUpload\BulkUploader for an relation to a single element. E.g. given the following relation:

ImagesElement:
  element_relations:
    Images:
      - ImageElement # an element with a has_one Image (Image) relation

you can apply a bulkuploader in ImagesElement:

use Arillo\Elements\BulkUploader;

public function getCMSFields()
    {
        $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
        if ($images = $fields->dataFieldByName('Images')) {
            BulkUploader::apply(
                $images,
                [
                    BulkUploader::ELEMENT_CLASSNAME => ImageElement::class,
                    BulkUploader::ELEMENT_RELATIONNAME => 'Images',
                    BulkUploader::FOLDER_NAME => 'FancyFolderName', // optional
                    BulkUploader::FILE_RELATIONNAME => 'File',  // optional, may be mandatory if you element has multiple has_one file relations
                ]
            );
        }
        return $fields;
    }

Translation

Naming of Tab and GridField labels can be done through silverstripes i18n. There is a special key called Element_Relations reserved to accomplish this task, e.g. in de.yml:

de:
  Element_Relations:
    Downloads: "Dateien"

Populate default elements

A button below the Element GridField called "Create default elements" will populate the default elements defined in your _config.yml as empty elements in your page. If you trigger the action again it will counter-check against the already created elements and don't add any duplicates.

You can define the element_defaults for each of your relations like this:

Page:
  element_relations:
    Teasers:
      - TeaserElement
  element_defaults:
    Teasers:
      - TeaserElement

Fluent integration

To use fluent with elements just add the Fluent extensions to the ElementBase:

Arillo\Elements\ElementBase:
  extensions:
    - 'TractorCow\Fluent\Extension\FluentVersionedExtension'
    - 'TractorCow\Fluent\Extension\FluentFilteredExtension'

Options

Use a tab instead of inline field when only one relation available

Arillo\Elements\ElementsExtension:
  use_custom_tab: true

Changelog:

2.2.5

  • removed fluent records auto-deletion

2.1.9

– added support for SS 4.4 GridFieldDetailForm::setShowAdd – removed 'onAfterDelete' hook, if you need auto deletion, add:

Arillo\Elements\ElementsExtension:
  cascade_deletes:
    - Elements

2.1.8

  • addded support for bulkuploading

2.1.0

  • removed Fluent Locales auto-creation, use Arillo\Utils\FluentFilteredHelper instead.

  • refactor GridField overview display: added getCMSTypeInfo and getCMSSummary functions.

2.0.0

  • SilverStripe 4 compat

0.2.0

  • remove DefaultElementsExtension
  • add Publish page button in Element DetailForm

0.1.0

  • remove extensions from your mysite/_config/elements.yml
ElementBase:
  extensions:
    - arillo\elements\ElementsExtension

Page:
  extensions:
    - arillo\elements\ElementsExtension