News Item content type for Kotti.
This package provides:
NewsItemcontent type that is just a Document with a different default view,
news_listingview that provides an alternative default view for Document, for listing most recent published
NewsItemson a full-page style display,
RecentNewswidget for showing most recent published
NewsItemsin a slot, and
all_newsview that shows ALL
News Itemsin your site, chronologically ordered.
To activate the
kotti_newsitem add-on in your Kotti site, you need to add
an entry to the
kotti.configurators setting in your Paste Deploy config.
If you don't have a
kotti.configurators option, add one. The line in your
[app:kotti], depending on how you setup Fanstatic)
section could then look like this:
kotti.configurators = kotti_newsitem.kotti_configure
A good approach for managing news items on your site is to make a private container document for holding the actual news items. It is a good idea to organize them somehow, as by year:
news-items 2013 news-item-foo news-item-bar ... 2014 ...
This is primarily to help the content creator organize content, but it could
also be used as a "manual" way of presenting news items if published. Display
of most recent news items can be done either by selecting
News Listing for
the default view of a Document, or by using the recent news widget in a slot.
For a full-page listing of most recent news items, add a Document, usually at
the top-level of your site and titled "News", and set its default view to
News Listing. Control the number of recent items shown with:
kotti_newsitem.num_news = 10
At the bottom of the list of news items, regardless of the number of recent
news items listed, is a link to a page for
All News, where all news items
Recent News Widget
If you want the
RecentNews widget to show up in your site in a slot, either
in place of a dedicated full-page news listing or to augment it, you have to
add a line like this to enable the recent news widget:
kotti_newsitem.widget.slot = right
The for a list of available slots in a default Kotti site see the kotti.view.slots API docs
To change the default number of recent news items shown in the widget (5), add a line like this:
kotti_newsitem.widget.num_news = 10
kotti_newsitem.num_news controls the number of items shown in a news listing; kotti_newsitem.widget.num_news does the same for the widget. For example, you might have the news listing set to show 10, but the widget only 2.
kotti_newsitem are highly welcome. Just clone its Github
repository and submit your contributions as pull requests.