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  • Nathan Cox
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    Tag Selector Field for blog Link to this post

    Hi,

    Just thought I'd share something I've been working on: a new form field, TagSetField, for selecting tags when you're posting with the blog module, inspired by the tagging in the del.icio.us plugin for Firefox.

    To make it go you can put TagSetField.php into the project's /code folder and copy the styles from tagsetfield.css into you're theme's stylesheet (they're for BlackCandy).

    In blog/code/BlogHolder.php's BlogEntryForm method replace

    new TextField("Tags","Tags"),

    with

    new TagSetField("Tags","Tags", $this->Children()->toDropDownMap('Tags', 'Tags')),

    to enable it for front-end blog editing.

    It needs refining, but it works.

    Hey, I can't see the attached files...is that not how it works? You can get the files here

  • Tim
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    Thanks for your contributions Nathan

  • Ingo
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    Re: Tag Selector Field for blog Link to this post

    great idea! just one suggestion: we prever to have javascript in external files (rather that customScript()). at the moment, this means an additional http-request and slows things down, but it leaves the opportunity to implement a serverside minifying/combining/caching in a future release (something we're currnently discussing to make the CMS load faster)

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