janne18371
janne18371

Hi!

I trying to get my mind of doing this the "October CMS"-way. Have watch all the tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQC_GB5hG6PkzIhSMZ-hWA

And I am quite confident but the basic concepts with models and so forth. I am looking for a plugin or a way creating a repeater with variable content like Flexible Content in Advanced Custom Fields or Replicator in Statmic. I have watched the tutorials with relations between models but the are only one-to-one with fields in a table.

Before I get started with building my own plugin: has this been done in October CMS before?

https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/flexible-content/ https://docs.statamic.com/reference/fieldtypes/replicator

Any hints of tips are appreciated!

Regards, Jan

janne18371
janne18371

No one?

Have I missed something obvious or is it too complicated to answer? ;-)

octoberAdam
octoberAdam

Also would love a response on this, can anyone help?

timothy15158
timothy15158

Looks like OctoberCMS is dead. Most of important forum topics like this one are never be answered.

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idoric119951
idoric119951

I was actually able to "fake" this functionality with repeater field. You set a dropdown for user to choose blocks of fields. And then you set those fields to appear if the specific value from the dropdown is selected. This works totally fine.

Eoler
Eoler

idoric119951 said: I was actually able to "fake" this functionality with repeater field. You set a dropdown for user to choose blocks of fields. And then you set those fields to appear if the specific value from the dropdown is selected. This works totally fine.

Video or it didn't happen! :-P

s3w47m88
s3w47m88

I am beginning development on a Plugin to achieve this.

I have 14 years of WordPress experience and extensive Theme, Plugin and ACF experience and I run an agency (https://www.theportlandcompany.com) so I have many developers working for me but I would love to have folks familiar with OctoberCMS assist!

I, personally, am a programmer but am new to Laravel and OctoberCMS. Would love to know quick pointers to avoid pitfalls. Would love beta testers when we get to that stage.

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Briddle
Briddle

Hi,

I personally do not know Wordpress nor the Advanced Custom Fields plugin but as far as I understand it, the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for Wordpress extends Native Custom Fields for Wordpress (basically meta-data).

October CMS does not have Native Custom Fields (as far as I am aware). This is an important difference because adding custom fields to a controller (whether native or from a plugin) in October would involve adding a repeater widget. This widget needs to write it's data somewhere. You do not want to scatter your data all over the place so it makes sense to add a new column to the existing table. The alternative would be some kind of generic native support for this like October has for Settings.

So, where does Wordpress stores the meta-data for it's custom-fields? Do tables in Wordpress always have a meta-data column as part of it's native support for Custom Fields? Does October need to natively support something for this to work in the desired fashion (like a generic table)?

I would strongly encourage you to contact the October CMS core developers before you do anything else.

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s3w47m88
s3w47m88

Okay thanks.

Yes WordPress stores Custom Fields in the database. In a table called wp_postmeta but it's a terrible messy table and a really disorganized overly complicated way of doing it.

How do I go about talking to core devs? As in, is there a specific channel or @mention to do that?

Briddle
Briddle
Briddle

Alternatively you can use the forum or slack channel on https://octobercms.com/support

s3w47m88
s3w47m88

Okay, thank you!

st.james.jomuad13119
st.james.jomuad13119

s3w47m88 said:

I am beginning development on a Plugin to achieve this.

I have 14 years of WordPress experience and extensive Theme, Plugin and ACF experience and I run an agency (https://www.theportlandcompany.com) so I have many developers working for me but I would love to have folks familiar with OctoberCMS assist!

I, personally, am a programmer but am new to Laravel and OctoberCMS. Would love to know quick pointers to avoid pitfalls. Would love beta testers when we get to that stage.

s3w47m88 said:

I am beginning development on a Plugin to achieve this.

I have 14 years of WordPress experience and extensive Theme, Plugin and ACF experience and I run an agency (https://www.theportlandcompany.com) so I have many developers working for me but I would love to have folks familiar with OctoberCMS assist!

I, personally, am a programmer but am new to Laravel and OctoberCMS. Would love to know quick pointers to avoid pitfalls. Would love beta testers when we get to that stage.

https://octobertricks.com/

zJorge
zJorge

Two plugins for OctoberCMS that are similar to Wordpress' ACF:

https://octobercms.com/plugin/shohabbos-customfields
https://octobercms.com/plugin/pkurg-customfields

The first one is free and worked well for my needs. I might try the second one on a future project.

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