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Outbreaker
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Field and Hyperlink?

Post by Outbreaker » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:37 am

HI,
I try to create a Field where someone could enter the Name of an Author with a Hyperlink. But i can't find out on how to do this in the Joomla Field option. :(

 
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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by AlexVega » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:22 pm

Hi there,

You can use a text field for the name of the author and URL field for the link.

Here you have the docs with the step by step:
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Adding_cus ... Text_Field
https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Adding_cus ... /Url_Field

Also you have the other custom fields description in the same page in case you need another one.

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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by Outbreaker » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:40 pm

I try to do this "Author" and i see no easy option to do that.

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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by AlexVega » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:05 am

Outbreaker wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:40 pm
I try to do this "Author" and i see no easy option to do that.
Can you explain us what are the actions you have performed and also in which part of the process you have problems?

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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by Outbreaker » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:31 am

I could not find anything in the Field options that would let me do 2 fields like this:
Author Name: Jeff + Author URL: htp://jeff.com = Author

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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by AlexVega » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:40 am

I think now I understand better the point. Try first this option:

When you create an article, by default you can see a tab called "Images and Links", here you have a section to include links, here you can add the URL in "Link A" and the Author name in "Link A Text".

In the next tab called "Options" you can select the "Positioning of the Links", "Above" or "Below" the content.

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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by Outbreaker » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:33 am

This is what i try to do with the fields. But I'm suck with hyperlink part for the "Author" and "Local" fields.
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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:15 am

Why don't you use Phoca Download for this?

It has all those fields out of the box.

https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/phoca-download/

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Re: Field and Hyperlink?

Post by Outbreaker » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 am

If i use an extension for every little thing then it will have a nightmare to migrate to a new Joomla version. Most extension are also not compatible with the Comment extension or something else does not fit together.
I learned my lesson to only use the Joomla Articles if possible with HTML or JavaScript to do small things. :geek:

 

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