Marc Dechèvre | CMS Africa 19 | #CMSAfrica19
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Near perfection… | Musical analogy :
OMG ! 3.7 shipped with Custom Fields. Joomla rocks !!!
How far can we go ?
A few examples to get inspiration
NB : Want to read the long version ? In the April 2018 issue of Joomla Community Magazine, I published an article about “how far can we go with Joomla and Custom Fields” :
Custom Fields make Joomla so powerful and it is so easy.
And above all : it is part of core, meaning
16 types natively, ie readily available in Joomla Core
Many other Custom Fields have already been developed
Even more are coming
Examples : YouTube, Related Article, Map, …
A new Category in the Joomla Extension Directory dedicated to Custom Fields : https://extensions.joomla.org/category/authoring-a-content/custom-fields/
And even more are available
(see next edition of Joomla Community Magazine)
Custom Fields are simple “plugins” (in the Joomla sense).
So it is very (very) light to develop.
(like duplicate another one, edit a few lines of code and that’s it)
Can be used in various contexts :
6 practical examples of Joomla websites using Custom Fields
For each person (member) :
Same layout automatically for all persons.
Details of a film :
On every page, tabs on the right with
Each product has many Custom Fields
Custom Fields are not only about content : here, a different Color for each article
On each Session page
Interesting thing : the slot is a Custom Field of type List, ie Slot1, Slot2 etc. That value is not displayed as content… but is inserted as a Class on each Session. Given the fact that the timetable is a table made with CSS Grid, the Session will position itself automatically in the right cell !
Let’s see the backend
Each Custom Field can be assigned
All Custom Fields can also be grouped so that they will appear on distinct Tabs when editing Articles, Contacts etc
Custom Fields for a Session (on 2 dedicated tabs)
Custom Fields for a Speaker (2 other dedicated tabs) :
Before ending, big round of applause for Allon Moritz (CH)
He is the author of Custom Fields (previously one of his extensions: DP Fields) and gave it for free to the Joomla Project. Tweet him now
Thank You @laoneo for #Joomla #CustomFields ! #CMSAfrica19
With these 6 examples above we do not pretend to have covered all that can be achieved with Custom Fields.
Our objective here is simply to give a flavour of how powerful and easy Joomla can be when using Custom Fields.
The only limit now… is your imagination!
Any suggestion about this presentation ?
Please feel free to contact me. I’ll be happy to keep improving it :)
Marc Dechèvre | @woluweb
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