The Facets model of Extensions is to break up the page editing interpace into regions and parts. To alter this interface you insert your "part" somewhere into this hierarchy. Or you can re-arrange the hierarchy. So for example you would do something like: Radiant::PageEditorUI.add "admin/page/attributes", :region => :form, :after => "edit_page_parts" Radiant::PageEditorUI.add "admin/page/popups", :region => :popups The problem with this model is that extensions don't always want to add just one button somewhere... sometimes we want to change the organization of the page editor. We want the freedom to write HTML. So I propose that instead of making this call in activate, you instead name a partial in your extension as the page editor. Ideally, you should be able to name this as the partial to use for only certain page types. something like the following declaration in my extension: Radient::PageEditorUI.define_page_editor do | user, session, default | if user.admin? 'admin/page/my_special_admin_editor' else default end end where define_page_editor is a core method that allows me to specify a block that can conditionally determine which page editor should be used. The definition of this partial (my_special_admin_editor) should be to call all the built in radiant page editor partials, and override / replace / reformat as needed So for example you would do something like: <%=page_editor_render :edit_form" do %> <%=page_editor_render :edit_title"%> <%=page_editor_render :edit_extended_metadata"%> <%=page_editor_render :edit_page_parts"%> <%=render :partial => 'admin/page/attributes'%> <%=page_editor_render :edit_layout_and_type"%> <%=page_editor_render :edit_timestamp"%> <%=page_editor_render :edit_buttons"%> <% end %> <%=page_editor_render :edit_popups" do %> <%=render :partial => 'admin/page/popups'%> <% end %> This would allow you to mix in all the HTML etc needed to properly format these pieces together for your particular setup. This would also give you the flexibility to solve the problems that will arise when multiple extensions want to change the editor.
on 2007-05-15 17:11