The Story: We began work on a site that made heavy use of the page list block but instance of the block needed a title communicating what the list was about. It also needed "site owner" friendly so that the owner would be able to easily create his own Page Lists with Titles without having to add several blocks to achieve the effect. Thus, the Page List Title Add On was born.
The Add On comes with all the same templates as Concrete5's default page list plus we've added a few more to make life simpler. Below are examples of the various templates available and what they do.
This Add On also gives you the ability to filter your page list by an extra "Page Attribute". Out of the Box Concrete5 allows you to filter by "Is Featured" but we've found that sometimes one is not enough. We added a second filter called "Editor's Choice". (see image below)
Get it from the Concrete5 Market Place
This is the standard result with no template applied.
This Template returns you page list as a set of li's making it really easy to customize the styles like you would a menu.
We wanted to give a sample of what could be done with this add-on. We've included all the styles and class in the template itself so you can see how we customized the layout.
This is the template that came with Concrete5 3.2.x It could be used with the special page types that came with earlier version of Concrete5 like "Release Date" etc...
If you are using Concrete5 4.x.x then this template is obsolete.
This is a Thumbnail template that requres you to create a special page attribute called 'thumbnail' and then attach thumbnail images to each page via this attribute. It takes a little bit of work but the result is rewarding.
This is a Second Custom Template to give you an even better idea of what's possible with this block. Here we have added rounded corners and gradient background to the block's H2 tag. This allows anyone who edits the site to add a fancy looking page list without a lot of hassle.
We recently came across a project where after a Concrete5 site had been installed and operating for a few months, the owners wanted to start adding regular articles via the Core Blog. We helped them set-up their Blog Page and the Blog Archives Page. On the Archives Page the Tags Block was showing all the available tags on the site. This is good, we wanted to do this. The problem was that it was showing the tags that came with the Concrete5 install such as, "Hello World" "First" and a couple other nonessential and nonrelated tags that our clients didn't want. I thought I could delete those tags from the sample blog page that also came with the install and it would remove them the Database. I was wrong. This lead us into a small wild goose chase for the location of those tags so we could delete them. So, I thought I would share that goose chase with you so maybe you don't have to go on it as well.
1. Login as Admin - hover your mouse over the 'Dashboard' Button and click 'View Full Dashboard."
2. From the Dashboard View click on 'Attributes' under the 'Pages and Theme' section.
3. From the list of Page Attributes - choose 'Tags'.
4. Edit or Delete or Add Tags as necessary from the Tag's Attribute Page. This is pretty self explanatory. When we got here, we went ahead and added a handful of forseable Tags that will eventually make their way onto our clients Blog.
Hope you found this helpful and more importantly - time saving. Feel free to leave some thoughts in the comments below.
This is a layout that splits your page list into two columns. It will always only show 4 items.
The Shuffle View Template gives you the option to shuffle your results in a random order each time the page is reloaded (go ahead and refresh this page and you'll see what I mean).