Forum: Radiant CMS Displaying Recent Articles

A79bb509f61d30a200ab5efcf69385e6?d=identicon&s=25 Obi (Guest)
on 2010-11-08 21:30
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Does anyone know of an extension that will allow me to automatically
display recent articles with a title and a small excerpt?
0df56f2edb0d80e81c5c0ef1ca91690e?d=identicon&s=25 Joel Oliveira (Guest)
on 2010-11-08 21:42
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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.
A79bb509f61d30a200ab5efcf69385e6?d=identicon&s=25 Obi (Guest)
on 2010-11-08 23:22
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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
0df56f2edb0d80e81c5c0ef1ca91690e?d=identicon&s=25 Joel Oliveira (Guest)
on 2010-11-08 23:31
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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
091c034298211217cb2551c6e7c4e3e1?d=identicon&s=25 Rachel Soma (Guest)
on 2010-11-09 00:34
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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
A79bb509f61d30a200ab5efcf69385e6?d=identicon&s=25 Obi (Guest)
on 2010-11-09 01:04
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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!
091c034298211217cb2551c6e7c4e3e1?d=identicon&s=25 Rachel Soma (Guest)
on 2010-11-09 02:06
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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
09477c358c5897d44121a248326e16d7?d=identicon&s=25 Jim Gay (Guest)
on 2010-11-09 03:24
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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
A79bb509f61d30a200ab5efcf69385e6?d=identicon&s=25 Obi (Guest)
on 2010-11-09 13:47
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Sweet, thanks guys for all your help!

I got lots to read up on now :)
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