Ordasoft Content Construction Kit (CCK) Explanation

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.

Add Layout #

This is main layout - without it, not you and not your users will can not add something to your site. It Important !!!

This Ordasoft CCK 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.)

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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".

Show 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 OS CCK the 2 show layouts are important:

  • Show Instance - details layout, Where you show all fields for your instance. You use this layout for detail product description
  • Show Instance - short layout, Where you show only some important fields for your instance.You use this layout for show in another layouts, where you need show many Instances(category layout, All Instances layout, Instances from user layout, Parent - Child connect layout )
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    Show All Instances Layout #

    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

    OS cck - add all instances layout

    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:

  • All Instances Map - If your Instances have "CCK Location field" - and you wish show all your instances on map, you need add this field to "All instances Show Layout"
  • Order By - For Show "Order by control" to users, and for set default instances ordering
  • Pagenator - for possibility divide show all items to Pages
  • Alphabetical Pagenator - for possibility create Pagenator By Letters

  • Also please check form settings for "All instances" layout. There you find

  • Featured layout - You may show any layout with help our "CCK Layot show module". Every Item (Instance) in CCK - you may mark as "featured" - these items for you most important to show for users We in every item have "Featured fields": "Featured click" and "Featured show" Items with not zero "Featured" fields you may show in "Featured layout". Every click by this item or show this item - subtract these fields by 1. When both "featured" fields will equal zero - Items will leave from the "Featured Layout" These fields can set only admin
  • Number of displayed instances - need when you show this layout as module, As example: Featured module, Last Added Items...
  • How many items per page will be displayed - For Pagenator configure
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    And Yet one important thing about "All Instance Layout". When you show many "Short details - show layouts" - you need Permit to user see "Show Layout" with Details Description of Instance. In before version of OS CCK, you do this in "Form settings". In last version of Content Construction Kit, you do this in "field settings". So you need open "Short description - show 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 #

    Show category - layout existing for display of one category and All Instances (your products) from this Category. For a correct display of this OS 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.

    show-category-layout-front-end

    "CCK Category Show layout" is very like to "All Instances Show Layouts", so please recheck description Show All Instances Layout

    Show All Category #

    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

    Show Calendar #

    Calendar layout is the most powerful Ordasoft Content Construction Kit 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.

    show-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 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 CCK calendar, that check that in CCK Settings you have chosen "Rent type with time"

    Show / Add Review Layout #

    allowing to add a review form for the review, comments. important feature of this layout consists in need to his binding only to existing (created earlier) before Show Layout, so it is the auxiliary (dependent) model

    review-category-layout

    Add Request Form #

    - Layout existing for creation of a universal form of filling and sending data (application form, contact form or smth else). Can act as an independent form, it is attached to other layout, articles, removed in the menu and in modules.

    Add Buy Request Form #

    - Layout existing for creation of a universal form of filling and sending data. It is attached to Show Layout. Differs from Add request form Layout in the maintenance of fields and functions focused a form for purchase of a Instance (product).

    CCK Add Rent Request Form #

    - Layout existing for creation of a universal form of filling and sending data with existence of fields of the beginning and end of rent. It is attached to Show Layout. Differs from Add request form Layout in the maintenance of fields and functions focused a form for rent of a Instance (product).

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    Search Layout #

    CCK Search layout is containing functions the search allowing to carry out among your Instances. Can act as an independent form, it is attached to other layout, articles, added in the menu and in modules.

    search-layout

    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.

    search-layout - number field

    You need Drag&Drop number field to layout, and check settings for it, Please check attachment image (point 1 on image)

    search-layout - number field

    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:

  • "Show" - field will show to user for select, do search through it or not.
  • "Search" - field will not show to user, CCK will do search through this field.
  • Also there we 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

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