Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

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Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

Postby turokthemighty » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:07 am

Hello there,

I'm a student at university of Toronto. For the last 2 months I've been working on a component that would allow administrators create custom content types, store them in the database and process display them on frontend.

I modeled it after the Articles Component done completely in MVC.

So far my component does the following:
  • Allows to create custom content types
  • Custom node types are defined via table file
  • table file contains form definition
  • forms are dynamically generated
  • custom content types are saved and updated via generated forms, no coding is necessary to generate forms
  • Current fields types are "textfield", "dropdown", "textarea", "checkbox", "radiobutton", "images"
  • Tree like category system is also integrated which allows unlimited depth of categories
  • Client & Server side Form validation(which is defined in tables)

This application is 80% complete. I just have to finish deleting images functions and delete categories functions.

For SOC, I would to do the following:
  • create an administrative interface for managing content
  • add all standard joomla features, including edit permissions
  • essentially do all the things that are necessary to make this application fit into joomla correctly

This application can also work as custom forms application, but it would need to have an administrator interface created for defining and configuring different content types.

If you're familiar with Drupal, I took CCK and Taxonomy as my foundations, I believe this would be a very useful contribution to the joomla community.

Could I be SOC student?

Thanks Everyone,
Taras

PS: If you would like, I would be happy to do a presentation of the component I created.

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Re: Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

Postby emodme » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:55 pm

This sounds like a great module. I would love to see it finished. Do you have it online yet for people to look at and use?

-Eric

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Re: Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

Postby redlens » Fri May 09, 2008 2:58 am

I can use such an extension badly...please send this to me once you are ready to Alpha test it.

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Re: Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

Postby emodme » Thu May 15, 2008 1:04 am

Is this going to be available through the OSCandy.com website? Are you looking for developers to help you with it?

-Eric

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Re: Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

Postby dmargom » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:12 am

That sounds great!

I knew it about Drupal and I wonder why it doesn't exist in Joomla.

Please, tell me if you need some testing and I'll help you.

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Re: Idea: Custom Content Items with Dynamic Forms

Postby darb » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:53 am

Any news update about this? sounds really nice!
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