Sticky Posts

Hey guys (I know…I should be debugging .Net code…I’m a bad
employee),

What’s would be the most painless way to add a “sticky” behavior to
posts?
For example…something I wish to remain in the front page in spite of
its
publishing date. Any help is much appreciated…Jose…if I can get a
few
more minutes off, I’ll look into the routes.rb file and let you know
which
lines I’d be messing with :slight_smile:

If you’re willing to play with the mental branch, I’ve done something
similar in my extension that I’m working on for the website I’m working
on - The main page will always have a feature article that might not
necessarily be the latest article - it will simply be the most recent
article marked as a ‘feature’.

Poke around http://soxbox.no-ip.org/radiant/svn/extensions/x_groggy/ -
there’s heaps of other crap in there, but mainly you just want to look
at the article_page.rb, article_metadata.rb and the articles:feature and
articles:each tags in lib/groggy_tabs.rb. I haven’t added in the bit to
actually SET that flag, but it’ll just be a check-box on the article
editing page.

Dan.


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Sent: Tuesday, 14 November 2006 3:28 AM
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Subject: [Radiant] Sticky Posts

Hey guys (I know…I should be debugging .Net code…I’m a bad
employee),

What’s would be the most painless way to add a “sticky” behavior
to posts? For example…something I wish to remain in the front page in
spite of its publishing date. Any help is much appreciated…Jose…if
I can get a few more minutes off, I’ll look into the routes.rb file and
let you know which lines I’d be messing with :slight_smile:

Huh huh…very, very, very interesting Daniel. Don’t know if you saw
my other post regarding this issue, but in essence I “cheated” and
didn’t mess with mental branch at all. I basically created a column in
the pages table called “is_featured” of type tinyint (I only want
1||0), default 0. Then I used the <r:find> tag and used the
“by=columnName” argument to retrieve the latest post marked as
featured. Then hacked a checkbox in the admin interface that sets an
article as being featured.

Heh - I just realised that I had the folder sorted by subject rather
than date and was replying to an old post.

That’s probably the approach I would’ve used in radiant 0.5.2, but the
extensions mechanism in mental has curbed just about every temptation I
have to touch the core.

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