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Real world example use of Fields and Field Groups

Post by ceford » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:55 pm

I have not used Fields and Field Groups myself but I have read the Joomla 3 Tutorial:

https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Adding_custom_fields

Which is fine but I think lacks real world examples. I am thinking of adding something for Joomla 4 and would be interested to see suggestions for anything involving one or more Field Groups. Do third party extension developers use them? What Fields and what Groups would make a good example?

 
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Re: Real world example use of Fields and Field Groups

Post by pe7er » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:19 pm

Maybe some real life examples can be about setting up a simple directory or recipes website?

simple directory
I organize "Open Coffee Nijmegen" which is an informal business networking event. The 1st Friday of the month local businesses meet in the morning with coffee/tea.

With someone else I've set up a Dutch website where all local "Open Coffee" groups in the Netherlands can have their own listing. Every local Open Coffee can have their own page ("article") and the Custom Fields are used to add link to their own website, social media links, logo, address, etc.

We also display a map with the location, but for that we use a template override + a non-core plugin:
advanced custom fields
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... om-fields/

recipes website
You can build a simple recipe website:
  • the Joomla categories = dish types (starter/main course/desert)
  • every article = recipe with some photos
  • tags can be used to add types (fish/meat/vegetarian)
  • custom fields can be used to add a list of ingredients at the bottom or top of the page
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Re: Real world example use of Fields and Field Groups

Post by brian » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:19 pm

Another real world example would be using cars
Model Name
Engine Size
Colour
Number Doors
etc
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Re: Real world example use of Fields and Field Groups

Post by AlexVega » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:55 pm

More examples:

- Job Board.
- Events.
- Catalog data.

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Re: Real world example use of Fields and Field Groups

Post by ceford » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:34 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. I have now enough ideas to devise a strategy to try out and then feed back into the help screens. I am thinking of a blogger who writes about his daily life - garden (category flowers), kitchen (recipes), walks (trees, wild life, walks). That should be enough to use a good variety of field types, including some third party extensions.

 

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