Does anyone know of an extension that will allow me to automatically display recent articles with a title and a small excerpt?
on 2010-11-08 21:30
on 2010-11-08 21:42
It's built in. <r:find url="/news"><!-- or blog, articles, whatever --> <ul> <r:children:each order="asc" limit="20" > <li> <p><r:link /></p> <p class="excerpt"><r:content part="excerpt" /></p> </li> </r:children:each> </ul> </r:find> This is off the top of my head so I'm not 100% sure that will work. But it's close.
on 2010-11-08 23:22
Thanks Joel, I had no idea that was in there! The code you sent me provides a list of links, is there anyway to format it so that it shows a small excerpt for each link, and keeps the site formatting styles (header1,2 etc.)? Basically so it would look like this: http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3228/screenshot... Any pointers would be greatly appreciated
on 2010-11-08 23:31
You should probably look at some documentation. For starters: https://github.com/radiant/radiant/wiki/Radius-Tags http://radiantcms.org/blog/archives/2006/05/11/tag-primer/ And my example was based on the assumption you had a page part for all your articles/posts called "excerpt". If you don't have one you'll either have to add one or maybe use something like a text expander plugin of some sort (example: http://plugins.learningjquery.com/expander/) Good luck! - Joel
on 2010-11-09 00:34
Use a page part and call that if you want to choose the excerpt or you can use truncate https://github.com/saturnflyer/radiant-truncate-extension to take the first X characters from the article and, well, truncate them. -- Rachel
on 2010-11-09 01:04
Sweet, thanks Rachel, I'll definitely check out that extension. So far I've gotten the following code to do what I want: <r:find url="/articles"> <ul class="list2"> <r:children:each order="asc" limit="20" > <li> <h3><r:title /></h3> <p class="excerpt"><r:content part="excerpt" /></p> <p><a href="<r:url />">Read this article</a></p> </li> </r:children:each> </ul> </r:find> What would I need to add to this so that Radiant only pulls pages that have excerpts (to stop it pulling things like "contact us" pages or menu pages etc.? Thanks!
on 2010-11-09 02:06
Either make sure that only pages you want pulled in are under the url you're pointing at (why is your contact us page under /articles ?) or look into featured pages https://github.com/saturnflyer/radiant-featured_pa... to select particular pages for display only. -- Rachel
on 2010-11-09 03:24
I'm about to announce a re-release of featured_pages, but that's not what you want here. I'm not sure why you have a 'contact us' page under articles, but you might have your reasons. Using featured_pages would require a lot of manual labor. What you want is for it to be automatic. Just use the <r:if_url> or <r:unless_url> tags. You can do something like this: <r:find url="/articles"> <ul class="list2"> <r:children:each order="asc" limit="20" > <r:unless_url matches="^contact-us$"> <li> The wiki has a lot of great content https://github.com/radiant/radiant/wiki/Conditional-Tags
on 2010-11-09 13:47
Sweet, thanks guys for all your help! I got lots to read up on now :)