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multiple components in one page.

Post by sinanata » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:27 pm

hi there.

I'm looking for a bot system like...

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<div id="asd">
{com_content}

</div>

<div id="asd1">

{com_contacts}
</div>

<div id="asd2">
{com_joomlaboard}

</div>
I'll prepare a big interface like this in html and I want to get the data of all components in index page.How can I do this please help me.
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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by Manoxtra » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:07 am

I would like to know this too..  :)
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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by besnik » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:55 am

Mabe an idea :

Create a new component which includes other components, like :

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$task = "show"; // Define the task for the component 
include("./components/com_content/content.php");

$task = "list";
include("./components/com_joomlaboard/joomlaboard.php");
Thought, it could be a good idea to make a generic component allowing to include other components. It can be useful as a home page !!!

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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by pisdoktor » Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:59 pm

but this codes don't work...
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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by friesengeist » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:09 pm

Many components use mosGetParam(), so

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$_REQUEST['task'] = "whateverthetaskis";
might be better than
besnik wrote:

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$task = "show"; // Define the task for the component 
[...]
There is also a function mosLoadComponent() in includes/frontend.php that does exactly the include() besnik is talking about. Don't know if it works, though, have never used it ;-)
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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by vreemt » Mon May 01, 2006 11:40 am

i am developing a similar thing that works as a component
so far i;ve been able to include body text from actual components by adding tags to the front end (template file)

the tags (html comments, start and end) are mainly to identify mosMainBody();
the function i use reads in the component via hte front end (index.php?option=com_something) into a string, sorts out the bit in between
the tags and ideally replaces the links in the component itself so instead of index.php?option=com_something it will link to index.php?option=com_mycomponent&loadcomponent=com_something, including all params passed to the original link.

i seem to be a bit stuck on passing the parameters, but i should be able to figure this out soon.

anyone interested can try the link to Virtual Office http://joomla.spacetubbie.nl (i'm still testing!)
or let me know and i'll post some code

comments or ideas would be appreciated!!

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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by mjaz » Tue May 02, 2006 7:28 pm

vreemt wrote: the tags (html comments, start and end) are mainly to identify mosMainBody();
the function i use reads in the component via hte front end (index.php?option=com_something) into a string, sorts out the bit in between
the tags and ideally replaces the links in the component itself so instead of index.php?option=com_something it will link to index.php?option=com_mycomponent&loadcomponent=com_something, including all params passed to the original link.
If I understand correctly what you're doing, then you could probably make it simpler using this syntax:
yoursite.com/index2.php?option=component&no_html=1

When using index2.php instead of index.php, you only get the and the component's output, without modules or the template. If you use nohtml=1 (in the url or in $_POST) you only get the raw component output, without any other html.
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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by vreemt » Thu May 04, 2006 10:10 pm

works pretty good, had to remember to put a form action, as without that it creates a link without all the options as the querystring.
working example at http://joomla.spacetubbie.nl/index.php? ... virtoffice
needs some styling as it would look nicer with the form elements horizontal

my virtual office project currently is a changed project, i'm going to try n accomplish the same with a template and complicated menu-structure (components added to certain menu;s, with their options displaying on the corresponding pages and in various module positions)

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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by vreemt » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:48 pm

to rewrite the urls from various components and make sure virtoffice kept its own links in place, i encoded the parameters passed between other components. This was done using urlencode() and urldecode(). Hotmail uses the same sort of method to pass parameters, but some servers/sites aren;t set up to handle them properly. The encoding turns &, ? and other symbols into equivalent %-codes.

The displayed output from a component is loaded via index2.php?no_html=1

i;ve used the following things in my component.php file:

-Declaration of variables

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$voTask = ""; //component reference: com_zoom, com_contact etc
$voPag = "";  //identifier for display purposes
$voParams = ""; $voTempParams = ""; //parameter storage
$pagInfo = ""; //url for the component page to load

$voTask = mosGetParam($_POST,"voTask","start");
$voPag = mosGetParam($_POST,"voPag","");
$voParams = mosGetParam($_POST,"voParams","");//submit: elements encoded, read: elements decoded
-Set/Get parameters
(the address/url for the component page it needs to load is stored in $pagInfo, see below)

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if ( ($voPag == "") || ($voParams == "") ) {
	$voTask = mosGetParam($_REQUEST,"votask","start");
	$voPag = mosGetParam($_REQUEST,"vopag","");
	$voTempParams = mosGetParam($_REQUEST,"votparams","");
}
if ( ($voParams == "") && ($voTempParams != "") ) {
	$voParams = urldecode($voTempParams);
}	

$voPath = $mosConfig_live_site;

if ($voTask != "start") {	
	$pagInfo = $voPath."/index2.php?no_html=1&option=".$voTask.$voParams; 
}

$voComPath = $voPath."/components/com_skvirtoffice";
-Link to contact form

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<?php /* encode params: */		$contactp = urlencode("&task=view&contact_id=2&Itemid=43"); ?>
		<li><a href="index.php?option=com_skvirtoffice&votask=com_contact&votparams=<?php echo $contactp; ?>">contact test</a></li>
-Button for contact form with fields that are automatically encoded

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<form action="index.php?option=com_skvirtoffice" method="post"><input type="hidden" name="voTask" value="com_contact"><input type="hidden" name="voParams" value="&task=view&contact_id=2&Itemid=43"><input type="submit" name="voPag" value="contact"></form>
-Encoding links on component page

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		<div class="sk_vo_pag" id="<?php echo $voPag; ?>">				
<?php	
	if ($pagInfo != "") { 

		$scanresult = ""; $displayCompContents = "";

		$scanresult = file_get_contents($pagInfo); 

		//READ STRING AND REPLACE LINKS
		if ($scanresult != "") {		//Content of a component 
			//step1 find links
			$displayCompContents = $scanresult;	//temp 
				//PHP FUNCTIONS:
				//strpos(haystack,needle,startpoint) & substr (string, startpoint, length) & str_replace(find,replace,string)

			$voP1 = "/index.php?option=com_";	$voP2 = "&";	$voP3 = "\"";
			$voReplaceLink = "/index.php?votask=com_";//+getlink
			$voReplaceParams = "&option=com_skvirtoffice&votparams=";//+urlencode($params);

			$voLen = strlen($displayCompContents); 
			$voP1Len = strlen($voP1); $voP2Len = strlen($voP2);
			
			$startPos = 0;
			for ($voPos = 1; $voPos < $voLen; $voPos + $startPos ) { //check whole string 
				//get pos $voP1, get pos $voP2, get a substring based on these positions:
					$startPos = strpos($displayCompContents, $voP1, $voPos + $voP1Len);
					if ($startPos === false) { break; }  //exit loop cos all occurances found
					
					$paramPos = strpos($displayCompContents, $voP2, $startPos + $voP1Len); //start from last char voP1
					$endPos = strpos($displayCompContents, $voP3, $paramPos + $voP2Len); //start from last char voP2
					//only get the bit inbetween $param and after $voP1, this is what defines the component name
					$voGetLink = substr ($displayCompContents, $startPos + $voP1Len, $paramPos - ($startPos+$voP1Len));
					$voGetParams = substr ($displayCompContents, $paramPos, $endPos - $paramPos);
					
			//step2 reset the links 
					//use the substrings and predefined link-bits to create the find- & replace with to use with str_replace()
					$voNewLink = $voReplaceLink.$voGetLink;
					$voNewParams = $voReplaceParams.urlencode($voGetParams).$voP3;
				
				$checklink = $voP1.$voGetLink.$voGetParams.$voP3;
				$replacelink = $voNewLink.$voNewParams;
				
				//mixed str_replace ( mixed needle, mixed str, mixed haystack )
					$displayCompContents = str_replace($checklink, $replacelink, $displayCompContents);
						
				$voLen = strlen($displayCompContents); 	//reset strlen of $display:
			}
			//step 1/2B - reset form options
				$checkform = "<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"option\" value=\"com_";
				$replaceform = "<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"option\" value=\"com_skvirtoffice\" />\n";
				$replaceform .= "<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"voTask\" value=\"com_".$voGetLink."";
				
					$displayCompContents = str_replace($checkform, $replaceform, $displayCompContents);

			//step3 print new content
			echo $displayCompContents;

		} else {
?>			<p>not found</p>
<?php	}	
			echo "<!-- ".$pagInfo." --> \n";
	}	else {
	
?>			<!-- empty!! -->
			<p>start</p> 
			
<?php	
	}


?>		<!-- end load pag -->
		</div>

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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by quiquedcode » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:41 pm

Hi guys
Sorry for bumping this thread, but I found it very interesting while researching about a job I gotta do

I have to display acajoom and a faclieforms's form in the same page

What would happen if I just put an include like this

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include("index2.php?option=facileforms&formid=2")
in the acajoom.html.php file ?

EDIT: tried doing the include, but everything showed very bad (nor 2nd component didn't show). Seems not an easy task to accomplish

Thanks a lot for helping and hope someday this feature is included in the next versions of joomla, as this is very useful sometimes.

Henry
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Re: multiple components in one page.

Post by verticalgrain » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:30 pm

To revive this three year old thread to add another solution to this problem, you can use the "Include component" plugin to load a component in an article, and then maybe use the category blog layout to display multiple articles at once:

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... clude/8741


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