This module provides a way to rapidly generate Page fields and the required templates and pages for use as a drop down select (or any other Page field type).
This module will let you create a full page field setup in literally a few seconds :)
To use, run Page Field Select Creator from the Setup Menu
Enter a Field Title, eg: Room Types
Select Options - These will become the child pages that will populate the page field select options. There are two different options.
Option 1. TITLE FIELD ONLY - enter one option per line, eg:
Option 2. MULTIPLE FIELDS - the first line is used for the field names and the first field must be 'Title'. Subsequent lines are the values for the fields, eg:
Title, Number of Beds, Number of People, Kitchen Facilities
Single, 1, 1, Fridge Only
Double, 2, 2, Fridge Only
Suite, 3, 6, Full Kitchen
Choose the parent where the page tree of options will be created, eg a hidden "Options" parent page
Select a "Deference in API as" option depending on your needs
Choose the input field type
Check whether "Allow new pages to be created from field?" should be enabled.
As an example, if you entered "Room Types" as the field title, you would end up with all of the following automatically created:
- a fully configured page field called: room_types
- MULTIPLE FIELDS OPTION - 3 additional fields - number_of_beds, number_of_people, kitchen_facilities
- a parent template called: room_types
- a child template called: room_types_items (with either just a title field, or with the 3 additional fields as well)
- a parent page called: Room Types
- a series of child pages named and titled based on the per line entries in the Select Options textarea
The templates are configured such that the "room_types_items" child template can only have the main "room_types" template as a parent, and vice versa.
Then all you have to do is add the newly created page field to any template you want and you're ready to go!
##How to install
Download and place the module folder named "ProcessPageFieldSelectCreator" in: /site/modules/
In the admin control panel, go to Modules. At the bottom of the screen, click the "Check for New Modules" button.
Now scroll to the ProcessPageFieldSelectCreator module and click "Install".
Optional configuration option to set the suffix that you want to add to the end of the template name for the child pages. The default 'Items' will be converted to '_items' for the name.
Go to the Setup Page > Page Field Select Creator and follow the prompts.
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