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README.md

TYPO3 Extension md_news_author

This extension is based on extbase & fluid and provides the famous extension ext:news of Georg Ringer (thanks a lot @georgringer !) with one or more authors. You can centrally manage authors and attach them to news records. The extensions comes with a plugin, which lists all authors and provides a detail page of one author which also shows the news records of the selected author.

Requirements

  • TYPO3 >= 8.7
  • ext:news >= 6.0

Installation

  • Install the extension by using the extension manager
  • Include the static TypoScript of the extension
  • Configure the extension by setting your own constants

Usage

Create authors and attach them to news records

  • Create some author records on a sysfolder (use list modul, push plus-icon [Create new record] and select News Author)
  • Create a news record on a sysfolder and find the new tab Author
  • Select one or more authors for the news record
  • Save and close

List authors

Insert paginated list of all authors.

  • Create a plugin News Author on a page
  • Choose the value List authors in Plugin settings
  • Choose for Page with single author view the page with single author view
  • Select the sysfolder where the author records are stored
  • Additional settings can be found in the tab List view settings
  • If needed, show authors of certain categoreies only (tab Categories)
  • Save and close

Authors detail page

Insert a author detail view. This page includes also all news which are associated with the choosen author.

  • Create a plugin News Author on a page
  • Choose the value Author details in Plugin settings
  • Optionally choose for Page with author list the page with the list of all authors
  • Select the sysfolder where the author records are stored
  • Additional settings can be found in the tab List view settings
  • Save and close

Show author in ext:news view

  • Access the author properties in a news record with {newsItem.newsAuthor}. Since there could be more than one author attached to a news record, you have to iterate:

TYPO3 9:

<f:for each="{newsItem.newsAuthor}" as="author">
    {md:ShowAuthorName(author: author)}
    {author.phone}
    {author. ...}
</f:for>

TYPO3 8:

<f:for each="{newsItem.newsAuthor}" as="author">
    {md:ShowAuthorName(author:'{author}')}
    {author.phone}
    {author. ...}
</f:for>
  • Add a link to the profile page

Don't forget to load the viewhelper {namespace md=Mediadreams\MdNewsAuthor\ViewHelpers}:

<f:for each="{newsItem.newsAuthor}" as="author">
    <f:link.action action="show" controller="NewsAuthor" extensionName="mdnewsauthor" pluginName="newsauthor" arguments="{newsAuthor: author}" pageUid="{settings.newsAuthor.authorDetailPid}" title="More about {md:ShowAuthorName(author:'{author}')}">
        <md:ShowAuthorName author="{author}" />
    </f:link.action>
</f:for>

Page TSconfig

In order to show only authors of a single page in the "Authors"-tab of a news record, you can use the following TSconfig:

TCEFORM.tx_news_domain_model_news.news_author.PAGE_TSCONFIG_STR = 1

This will show only the author records, which are stored on page ID = 1

routeEnhancers for TYPO3 9

routeEnhancers:
  NewsAuthorPlugin:
    type: Extbase
    extension: MdNewsAuthor
    plugin: NewsAuthor
    routes:
      - 
        routePath: '{slug}'
        _controller: 'NewsAuthor::show'
        _arguments:
          'slug': 'newsAuthor'
      -
        routePath: '/a-z/{letter}'
        _controller: 'NewsAuthor::list'
        _arguments:
          'letter': 'selectedLetter'
    defaultController: 'NewsAuthor::list'
    defaults:
      letter: ''
    requirements:
      slug: '^[a-zA-Z0-9].*$'
      letter: \d+
    aspects:
      slug:
        type: PersistedAliasMapper
        tableName: 'tx_mdnewsauthor_domain_model_newsauthor'
        routeFieldName: 'slug'
      letter:
        type: StaticValueMapper
        map:
          a: A
          b: B
          c: C
          d: D
          e: E
          f: F
          g: G
          h: H
          i: I
          j: J
          k: K
          l: L
          m: M
          n: N
          o: O
          p: P
          q: Q
          r: R
          s: S
          t: T
          u: U
          v: V
          w: W
          x: X
          y: Y
          z: Z

ext:realurl configuration

Thanks for this great extension, Dmitry Dulepov (@dmitryd)!

'postVarSets' => array(
    '_DEFAULT' => array(

        // EXT:md_news_author
        'author' => array(

            '0' => array(
                'GETvar' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_newsauthor[action]',
                'noMatch' => 'bypass',
            ),

            '1' => array(
                'GETvar' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_newsauthor[controller]',
                'noMatch' => 'bypass',
            ),

            '2' => array(
                'GETvar' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_newsauthor[newsAuthor]',
                'lookUpTable' => array(
                    'table' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_domain_model_newsauthor',
                    'id_field' => 'uid',
                    'alias_field' => 'concat(firstname, " ",lastname)',
                    'addWhereClause' => ' AND NOT deleted',
                    'useUniqueCache' => 1,
                    'useUniqueCache_conf' => array(
                        'strtolower' => 1,
                        'spaceCharacter' => '-',
                    ),
                    'languageGetVar' => 'L',
                    'languageExceptionUids' => '',
                    'languageField' => 'sys_language_uid',
                    'transOrigPointerField' => 'l10n_parent',
                    'autoUpdate' => 1,
                    'expireDays' => 180,
                ),
            ),
        ),

        'authorList' => array(
            '0' => array(
                'GETvar' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_newsauthor[action]',
                'noMatch' => 'bypass',
            ),

            '1' => array(
                'GETvar' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_newsauthor[controller]',
                'noMatch' => 'bypass',
            ),
        ),

        // sorting
        'a-z' => array(
            array(
                'GETvar' => 'tx_mdnewsauthor_newsauthor[selectedLetter]',
            ),
        ),

        // EXT:md_news_author end
        
    ),
),

Bugs and Known Issues

If you find a bug, it would be nice if you add an issue on Github.

THANKS

Thanks a lot to all who make this outstanding TYPO3 project possible!

Credits

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