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28 September 2011 at 6:05am
I want to create a list or table of downloads with a title, description, icon and of course the download link.
I don't want to create a list within the editor, because it gets messed up quickly and I want it update automatically rather than edit the list manually.
Is there any plug-in or a best-practice?
28 September 2011 at 3:57pm
You could create some DataObjects and code a basic editor to use in the CMS, then for the front-end create some new .ss templates along with a page controller to handle the URL routing and resource requests.
Here are some tutorials:
29 September 2011 at 2:23am Last edited: 29 September 2011 2:24am
I think this post can be of good use to you:
It explains how to get a list of files from a folder.
If you need a long description and a custom file icon pr. file, then i guees you need to go with the Dataobject approach.
Thomas B. Nielsen
29 September 2011 at 8:18am
Filename, icon and link should be pretty easy and even handled pretty simply since you just need to access files whose parent is a certain folder. I've use similar methods to automatically pair images with product data during a csv bulk upload. The description is a little more tricky as that data isn't stored in the file and would need its own dataobject. I've also then used a tableListField with a checkbox to allow users to select multiple files and download as a single zip
29 September 2011 at 9:52am
Thanks all for your help. I think the links are a pretty good starting point for me.
I could skip the description but actually I want to know how I can get them in there
I'll get my hands on it the next days.
Thanks a lot!
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