Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Adding more Custom field TYPES-- modded by necessity

  1. #1
    Thread Starter
    Veteran vienna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Vienna, Austria
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 177 Times in 118 Posts

    Adding more Custom field TYPES-- modded by necessity

    I needed more Custom Field types because expanding the Custom Fields beyond text, text area, and drop-down is THE most indispensable KEY to expanding ClassiPress beyond "just" a Classified Ads theme. Once you have options beyond the rudimentary "big 3 -- text, text area, drop-down" then you can with ONE custom field store and make multiple selections available to the Ad Poster which can ultimately be posted as bulleted lists of Features or whatever that list represents.

    So, I had to mod away and now have at least the capability of selecting a "checkbox" when creating a new custom field for a custom category form. That one mod means that I can type in comma-separated field values and they are instantly saved as individual checkboxes so that in my new custom form for a particular ad category a new Poster can check individual values to help quickly explain features pertaining to this category.

    For instance, if the Ad Category is House Rental, then the form can display over and over the same list of features for that House that the user can quickly select with a click if they apply to the rental house. Also, by including this custom field I can set up a separate custom search function that only has to query one custom field in multiple ads if it presents values that would be popular searches for ads.

    I am no PHP wiz, but I have made this work. And as difficult as it was for me because I am not a coder and because I am not familiar with the logic the developers have used when making decisions about what to code and how to code it, if little ole me could do this in a day from knowing nothing then it is a proverbial "piece of cake" for the developers themselves to dive in and extend the capabilities of the Custom Form/Custom Fields code in both the save, edit, and display files.

    Here's hoping.....

  2. #2
    AppThemes Affiliate spamargera's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Adding more Custom field TYPES-- modded by necessity

    You must be an AppThemes customer and logged in to view this response. Join today!

  3. #3
    Veteran bellboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked 43 Times in 36 Posts

    Re: Adding more Custom field TYPES-- modded by necessity

    You must be an AppThemes customer and logged in to view this response. Join today!

  4. #4
    Veteran bellboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked 43 Times in 36 Posts

    Re: Adding more Custom field TYPES-- modded by necessity

    You must be an AppThemes customer and logged in to view this response. Join today!

  5. #5
    Thread Starter
    Veteran vienna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Vienna, Austria
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 177 Times in 118 Posts

    Re: Adding more Custom field TYPES-- modded by necessity

    You must be an AppThemes customer and logged in to view this response. Join today!

  6. #6
    Thread Starter
    Veteran vienna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Vienna, Austria
    Posts
    718
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 177 Times in 118 Posts
    You must be an AppThemes customer and logged in to view this response. Join today!

  7. #7
    Veteran Fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    847
    Thanks
    296
    Thanked 54 Times in 48 Posts
    You must be an AppThemes customer and logged in to view this response. Join today!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. SWGDirectory.Com (Heavily Modded Classipress)
    By taylerj in forum Showcase & Feedback
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: November 19th, 2009, 05:58 PM