Layout - a key of elements for your Instance (product). Layout serves in order that you could show of your Instance (product). Layout - is a form - which you use for add or show your instances.
This is main layout - without it, not you and not your users will can not add something to your site. It Important !!!
This Ordasoft Joomla CCK - website builder layout exists for addition of new Instance. You should use this layout in order that there was a possibility of addition of new Instance (an example: addition of the new house, car, goods, etc.)
Note: You can adjust addition of "add layout" as on back-end and on front-end. Custom field "Send Button", this button is obligatory for a parcel of data from the user in the database, in the administrator of the panel is carried out by buttons of management of the Apply component. But for frontend - this field important!!! for "Add layout".
This is main layout - without it, not you and not your users will can not show something on your site. It Important !!!
This Layout of exists to display earlier added Instances. Important - without creation of "Add layout" at you it won't turn out to create "Show Layout". It is connected with the fact that without having created any Instance (product) you can't display it.
Please Check you may create so many show layouts as you need, but in Joomla CCK - website builder the 2 show layouts are important:
Show all Instance very like to category layout with it help you may show all earlier created Instances. In this point you have an opportunity to display Instances (products) created earlier in "Add Instance".
Ordinary there you show "Short details" about product, so you need connect to "All instances layout" the "Show Instance" short detail layout
For show create "All instances" or one category we use next rules:
For add "show layout" to "All Instances Layout" - you use button "Attach Layout"->"Add new". Please check image, there, in this "field setting" you may set show instances as Grid or As List.
Also in this layout you see fields:
Also please check form settings for "All instances" layout. There you find
And Yet one important thing about "All Instance Layout". When you show many "Short details - show instance layouts" - you need Permit to user see "Show Layout" with Full Details Description about Instance. In before version of Joomla CCK - website builder, you do this in "Form settings". In last version of Joomla CCK, you do this in "field settings". So you need open "show instance layout" which you added to "all instance layout", and there for fields which you wish use as link for redirect to "details layout" -> select layout for redirect. You may do this for image or title CCK fields.
Show category layout existing for display of one category and All Instances (your products) from this Category. For a correct display of this Joomla CCK layout, You need have "Category field" in your Instance. Obligatory part: It is worth understanding that display of all categories means existence of categories, so that during creation of Instance (product) you need to allocate him with field: category, thus you will be able to sort and display Category Layout.
"CCK Category Show layout" is very like to "All Instances Show Layouts", so please recheck description Show All Instances Layout
layout for display of all earlier created categories layout. Obligatory part: It is worth understanding that display of all categories means existence of categories as fields in Instance, so during creation of Instance (product) you need to allocate him with field: category, so you will be able to sort and display Show all category layout.
And also it is necessary to create layout which displays of one category which will be looped for display in all categories
Calendar layout is the most powerful Ordasoft Joomla CCK - website builder tool which deserve separate consideration. This CCK layout helps the user to carry out the Instance display through a calendar form. On the general functionality he is similar to Show all Instances, but has several functional features - for example, he has function of export to Google the calendar.
It is necessary for correct work of this layout:
Add layout then to it to create Show Layout. It will important be convinced that in both of these layout there was Date Field as all functional work of Layout Calendar is based on it. Now you need to create Joomla CCK Calendar Layout. In him to add Field: Calendar. Also from custom of opportunities the possibility of addition of Field of navigation and an opportunity and search in concrete date enters here.
We advise also to create Show All Instance Layout, creation more than one event is planned for a case if in your calendar.
If you plan to add time to the Joomla CCK calendar, that check that in Joomla CCK Settings you have chosen "Rent type with time"
If you wish ask money for rent(booking) the parent instance must have PRICe field, and self "add rent request layout" must have 2 date fields, for which you need set "Field types": "Rent from" and "rent to". These fields important for rent workflow.
In admin area Joomla CCK has "Rent request manager" - where you see all "Rent requests". Also you may from admin area manage all your rents.
When you create it, you need in "CCK Layout manager", press "NEW" and select: 'Search Layout', next you do as in every another layouts, you Darg&Drop fields from "left"(fields) part to "center" (layout part), and for every fields you need check settings. As example if you need create number field with slider.
You need Drag&Drop number field to layout, and check settings for it, Please check attachment image (point 1 on image)
Also there we have some very important field "Search" - it need if you need create "search by text" through "Text fields", There your clients type "text for search" (point 2 on image).
For "text fields" in setting you may set:
Also there in Joomla CCK - website builder have some very important fields "Rent from", "Rent to" - it need if you need create Booking System, You set field with "Rent from" and "Rent to" type at time create "Rent request layout"(Booking layout)(point 3 on image). With help this field you may search apartment or car or book or any another "Instance", when this "Instance" free from rent(bookings)
And Last very important field for ANY Frontend layout: "Search Button"(point 4 on image) - it need for run search by user