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datelink module for Silverstripe

This module allows you to create dated urls, that is, links that have the year and month preceeding the url segment.

This is useful if you want your blog posts, or other date-specific sections of the website, to indicate when they were posted. This follows the same style as wordpress, and other blog applications.

For instance, if you had a blog with urls like

http://www.mysite.com/blog/heres-an-awesome-post

You could turn these links into:

http://www.mysite.com/blog/2012/2/heres-an-awesome-post

Dated style urls can only be applied to subpages, grouped under common holder pages of a list of specified types.

Credits and Authors

Requirements

  • SilverStripe 3.1

Installation Instructions

  • Extract all files into the 'datelink' folder under your Silverstripe root, or install using composer
composer require "tractorcow/silverstripe-datelink": "3.1.*@dev"
  • Ensure that the assets folder is properly writable. This module will save an xml file under assets/_datelink and will need write permissions
  • Configure the page options. See the Configuration section.
  • Run dev/build in order to generate and cache routes.

The reason for using a cached XML file for storing routing patterns is that database access is not available before routes are initialised. All required parent pages and years are extracted during dev/build to create distinct patterns that silverstripe can use during routing, to prevent clashes between it and the default page routing. These routes are then simply read from the XML file and set in the routing table each page load.

Configuration

See DateLink.yml for the basic configuration options.

Class Filter Configuration

To setup date customised links you should configure the class names of each child and parent relations. The only mandatory property to set is the DateLink.holder_classes config property to specify the parent classes of all dated urls.

DateLink:
  holder_classes:
    - 'BlogHolder'

By default all children of the specified classes will have dated urls applied to them. In order to further filter out these classes an additional filter may be applied, the DateLink.child_classes config property.

For example, to filter only 'BlogEntry' pages:

DateLink:
  child_classes:
    - 'BlogEntry'

URL Configuration

You can customise the URL layout using constants, year, month (name/number), day of the month, and even day of the week using the configuration property DateLink.url_pattern

DateLink:
  url_pattern: '$ParentLink!/$Year!/$Month!/$URLSegment!//$Action/$ID/$OtherID'

The following pattern placeholders can be used here:

  • $ParentLink! - The parent page URL (mandatory)
  • $URLSegment! - The URLSegment of the current page (mandatory)
  • $Year! - Year (mandatory)
  • $Month! - Month number
  • #$Month! - Month number (leading zeros)
  • $MonthName! - Month name (full name)
  • $Date! - Day of month
  • #$Date! - Day of month (leading zeros)
  • $Weekday! - Day of the week (full name)

All wildcards prior to the '//' must be qualified with a trailing '!'

Date Configuration

The field which holds the date for each page can be customised by one of two ways:

  • The DateLink.default_date_field config option will set the default field. By default this is 'Created'
  • Override the getRouteDate function in your Page class to return the date value that should be used for that page.

License

Copyright (c) 2013, Damian Mooyman All rights reserved.

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • The name of Damian Mooyman may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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