How do I define different articles?

panel
#1

I’m trying to define three different types of articles. The idea is that in the panel there will be three tabs where the author can publish based on one of the three different topics:

  • Blog
  • Case-Studies
  • Services

I’m unable to limit the pages to the specific topic. I have the idea that it’s possible to create one blueprint for the “article” and extend it based on the article topic. Am I right? What’s wrong with my approach?

my site blueprint looks like this.

# site.yml
title: Site
extends: layouts/default

my default layout looks like this.

# layouts/default.yml
tabs:

  services:
    label: Services
    icon: document
    extends: layouts/sections/article

  case-studies:
    label: Case-Studies
    icon: document
    extends: layouts/sections/article

  blog-posts:
    label: Blog Posts
    icon: document
    extends: layouts/sections/article

And finally the article section blueprint looks like this

# layouts/sections/article.yml
columns:
  - width: 2/3
    sections:
      listed:
        type: pages
        headline: Published
        status: listed

  - width: 1/3
    sections:
      drafts:
        type: pages
        headline: Drafts
        status: draft

      unlisted:
        type: pages
        headline: In Review
        status: unlisted
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#2

The problem is that to extend this in a useful way, you’d have to define the section separately, so that you can extend it and assign a different template to each. With your current setup, all tabs have the same setup.

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#3

So I should drop the article.yml and have three different sections?

  services:
    label: Services
    icon: document
    extends: layouts/sections/services

  case-studies:
    label: Case-Studies
    icon: document
    extends: layouts/sections/casestudies

  blog-posts:
    label: Blog Posts
    icon: document
    extends: layouts/sections/blog
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#4

Exactly.

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#5

Great. Not really sure what to do next…

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#6

Your sections could even extend a single section, but with different templates. I don’t have the time now to set up an example for you :cry:, but if you have a the columns in one template, I don’t think you can easily extend it, or you would at least have to use named columns and then extend all the columns, which is probably more work then just extending a section.

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#7

I’m thinking something like this then:

# sections/services.yml
type: pages
headline: Services
info: "{{ page.date.toDate('d.m.Y') }}"
template: services
empty: No entries
sortBy: date desc
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#8

Am I supposed to extend the Page model to be able to create different article types?

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#9

No, this has nothing to do with page models. It’s just about using different blueprints for the different page types.

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#10

Okay, not that I’ve sorta gotten what I wanted, I’ve realized that I must first create a page before I can have a subpage, and defining different articles has more to do with creating templates than record sets.

So my initial approach was flawed in my miss understanding of the Kirby CMS.

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#11

@cowglow Do you still need help with setting this up or have you managed to sort it out?

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#12

Es Läuft

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