Trying to get the structure on this new project, and I have a specific element I’m trying to figure out how to do appropriately:
For the structure we’re imagining, each page can be flagged to answer one or more questions (ex: “How can I get help with smoking cessation?” or “What are the clinic hours?”) and we’ll use all that information to populate a big persistent search field.
My difficulty is trying to figure out how to get entries for that field. I’d want something comma delimited, a lot like tags, however unlike tags, it wouldn’t suggest matches. And moreover, it would be very helpful if the panel actually prevented you from duplicating an entry that existed anywhere else.
That does look useful, but not for this. Imagine a site where you have like 100 pages, and they all have one or more strings of metadata assigned to them. I want the panel editor to type in whatever metadata strings they like, but I want the system to prevent the editor from using a string that another page uses.
I think I understand, but I don’t I’m quite confident my PHP skills to be able to extend the validation. I’m looking at the tags syntax, I think I see where I could comment out the autocomplete stuff, but I’m not sure how I could let the field validate that this string hasn’t been used elsewhere.
This is preventing me from hitting save when the terms field is identical on two different siblings, but it’s not parsing the array. So I was just able to save this… Terms: getting legal help,find a lawyer,legal aid,help with lawyer,visit the clinic
when it should have conflicted with this… Terms: visit the clinic,medical assistance,find medical help,visit the dentist,fill a prescription
Also, I’d actully like to extend this validator to more than just siblings, but when I tried to run the validator on $pages->index(), it told me that it didn’t know what pages meant.
Also also: when the field comes back with an error, can you tell me where I put that error message so it’s not just “Please fill in all fields correctly”?