Joomla CCK - Fields

Field - is a key feature of OrdaSoft Joomla CCK. The field exist in any Joomla form and any request form. If you create "joomla contact form", "Joomla Application form", any other form - you will use fields. If you create shop website for product detail you use field. For books website for every book details - you use fields.

Yes, you can create Joomla Article - without using fields. And yes - you can create articles with OrdaSoft Joomla CCK. But the best side of fields and our Joomla CCK - if you need excellent look of the site with many content which is the same (books story with many books, shop with many products, Ads catalog) - with OrdaSoft Joomla CCK - you can create it easily. One time create all your layouts and forms with fields - you may use many times and you will know - all your forms will fill correctly and website will look excellent.

With OrdaSoft Joomla CCK you can create different types of website content: articles, blog posts, shop, ads catalog, forms etc. We call OrdaSoft Joomla CCK - Joomla website builder.

With these fields you can build almost everything that you need. We will extend the list of field gradually. If you have some suggestions about other necessary fields please write it on our forum.

In Joomla CCK - joomla website builder there are following types of fields at the moment:

Depending on what type of layout you chose when creating the program, you will be offered to add different options for fields, layouts and modules for joomla website builder. Some fields, layouts and modules will already be added by default, some may be added by yourself. Also in this article you will know what features when setting up a particular field need to be done so that they work correctly when creating layouts. What are the main features in the Joomla CCK you can see in this article Joomla CCK.

Text Field in Joomla CCK

A text field is a basic text control that enables user to type a small amount of text. To add a new field Text, select the "Add Instance layout", in the left part under the Fields name, click the Add New button, in the window that appears, click New and in the new field in the Field type field select the field type Text. Then in the Field name field enter the field names and click the Save and Close button. What actions need to be done are described in the article Start working with Joomla CCK.

joomla cck - create text field

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

joomla cck - text field input joomla cck - text field display

Text Area Field in joomla website builder

Text Area Field defines a multi-line text input control. In order to add the Text Area field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Text Area field type.

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This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

joomla website builder - text area field input joomla website builder - text area field display

Category Field in Joomla CCK

Category field Joomla CCK - allows to attach instance to one or several categories. In order to add the Category field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click "Add New", in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Category field type.

joomla cck - fields manager

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

joomla cck - categoty field input joomla cck - categoty field display

"Category field" is special field, so we have "Categories Manager" where you may add /edit/manage all your categories.

joomla cck - website builder - categories manager

In every Joomla CCK Category field you may set:

  • - Category alias
  • - Category title
  • - Parent Category - for create Parent-Child structure
  • - Category Entity - You may connect category to All Entities or to some 1 Entity
  • - Category image
  • - Category Access - you may manage who can have access to content of these categories. Please check for possibility set Category Field access - you need turn on this in Entity settings. This features accessible only in Pro version Joomla Website Builder
  • - Publish/Unpublish Category
  • - Description of Category
joomla cck - website builder - edit category

In order to customize the Category field, you also need to set the appropriate settings for this field in Joomla Website builder::Layout Manager

If you want to see on the site not one but several categories, then in the settings in the Select type field you need to choose what maximum number of categories you can choose. Then go to the elements and in the field where all your categories are visible, select those categories that you want that would be visible on the site.

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Also for category field you have possibility to create special layouts

Image Field in Joomla CCK

Image Field provides an image upload field for OrdaSoft CCK - joomla website builder.

In order to add the Image Field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Image Field type.

joomla cck - image field

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

joomla cck - image field input joomla cck - image field display

Images Gallery Field - Images Slider Field, in Joomla CCK

We connected 3 fields in one field. When you add the Gallery field, you may show it as one image, as example main image from many images, You may show it as Gallery of photos or as Images slider or Gallery together with Slider. The Gallery field in joomla cck creates a simple and intuitive interface for managing a collection of images. In order to add the Gallery field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Gallery field type.

Joomala CCK - add image gallery

This how will look like this field in Add Instances, if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

add image gallery field in Joomla CCK

When you add this Gallery field to OrdaSoft CCK "show layout", there you may set how you wish show this field.

  • Gallery of images
  • Images Slider
  • Gallery of images with Images Slider
  • Only Main Image

Also there you may set size for slider, main image, and thumbnails of images from gallery. Also if you use this field for show Main image in instances and you give fill this to users, you may set default image. So not depend: to uploaded image by user or not - your website (Created with OrdaSoft Content Construction Kit) will look excellent.

Joomla CCK - image gallery field settings

This how will look Image Gallery in CCK Show layout as "Main image".

Joomla CCK - gallery field as Main Image

This how will look Image Gallery in CCK Show layout as "Image Slider".

Joomla CCK - gallery field as Image Slider

This how will look Image Gallery in Joomla CCK Show layout as "Image Slider together with Images Gallery".

Joomla CCK - Image Slider together with Images Gallery

This how will look Image Gallery in Joomla CCK Show layout as "Images Gallery".

Joomla CCK - Show gallery of images

Number Field in Joomla CCK

Number Field allows you to set number value in Joomla CCK. In order to add the Number Field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Number Field type.

joomla cck - add number field

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

joomla cck - number field

Date Field in OrdaSoft CCK

Date Field represents a control that presents a menu of options in OrdaSoft CCK. In order to add the Date Field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Date Field type.

OrdaSoft CCK - Add Date Field

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

OrdaSoft CCK - date field input OrdaSoft CCK - date field display

Url Field in joomla website builder

The Url Field is a text field in joomla website builder that pretends the submitted value with a given protocol (e.g. http:// ). In order to add the Url Field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Url Field type.

Add Url Field - joomla websites builder

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

Url Field - joomla websites builder

Checkbox Field in joomla website builder

Checkbox Field creates a list of tick-able options. In order to add the Checkbox field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Checkbox field type.

Add Checkbox Field - joomla website builder

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

Checkbox Field - joomla website builder

Radio Button Field in joomla website builder

Radio Button field in joomla website builder are used for fields that have several options, but you only want users to be able to select one of those options.In order to add the Radio button field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Radio button field type.

Add Radio Button Field - joomla website builder

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

Radio Button Field - joomla website builder

Select List Field in Joomla CCK

Select List field in joomla site builder are used for fields that have several options, but you only want users to be able to select one of those options.In order to add the Select List field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click "Add New", in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the Select List field type.

select list field in joomla cck

When you create Multi Select List field or Depended List field next you need to add values for every Item in your select list. You may do this using "+" and "-" buttons

add new value to select list field in joomla CCK

Multi Select List Field in Joomla CCK

To add Multi Select List Field in Joomla CCK you need to do exactly like for Select List Field. But for time configure Multi Select List Field in any "Joomla CCK - add layout" you need to set "Select Type" settings to SIZE as example "Size 6"

settings for multi select list field in joomla CCK

Depended Field(Connected Select List Fields) in Joomla CCK

To add Depended Field(Connected Select List Fields) in Joomla CCK you need to do exactly like for Select List Field.

To create Depended Field (Connected Select List Fields) you need to create many "Single select lists" and connect them Parent -> Child. For this you need to use settings "Child Select". With this method you may create Makers - >Models connected lists.

cck select list field add new value

But Take attention: at time configure Depended Field(Connected Select List Fields) in any "CCK add layout" you need to set for it as "Single select" in "Select Type" settings

settings for depended select list field in joomla CCK

File Field in Joomla CCK

File Field provides a universal file upload field for Joomla CCK. In order to add the File field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the File field type.

Add File Field in Joomla CCK

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself in site builder for joomla. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

File Field in Joomla CCK

Location Map Field in joomla website builder

The Location map Field creates Google Maps - an interactive map with the ability to place a marker in joomla website builder. In order to add the Location map field, you need to select the "Add Instance layout", in the left pane under the name of the Fields, click Add New, in the window that appears, click New, and in the new field in the Field type field, select the "Location map field".

joomla website builder - add location map field

This field will look like on below image, at time Instance edit, in Instances if you go into the element itself. The value you enter in this field will be shown on the site.

joomla website builder - location map show

Settings of Location Map, you see when click on it in layouts manager.

joomla website builder - location map field settings

If you need to set main settings of "Location map", please press Setup location "Open", in settings. "Location map" field you may use as "Show" and as "Input"

  • - "Show" - you need when you want to show a map in as example to contact form, when Map - you use as show address, and other fields for contact to support
  • - "Input" - you use when you need to add address or to instance (as example you create active directory and you need to add address on a map ) or to some request form from user.
joomla website builder - location map field main settings

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