[#7092] Custom HTML Field Layout Options

2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #303087 by bascherz
All fields have choices as to whether to display them or not during registration, on the profile, and/or in the profile editor as 1 or 2 lines, with or without title. All fields also have a bunch of layout boxes to allow different formatting for each of these cases. Except Custom HTML fields. This is somewhat of an issue.

With Custom HTML fields, to get different layouts you have to duplicate the field, each instance with the same basic information and different formatting. This can be problematic if you want the field to be usable in user lists because it has to appear on the profile. So if you want it to appear on the profile with no title but, instead, a custom label, that label will appear in the user list like it or not.

Why not have the same layout options for Custom HTML and just substitute the code in the HTML edit field for [value] in the display boxes? This would give extremely flexible formatting and display options and avoids having to create duplicate Custom HTML fields to get around this limitation.

Thanks for reading.

Edit: Well, I feel stupid. The Code Field does the job quite nicely without any code (just layouts). So it's already got what I asked for.

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2 years 8 months ago #303138 by krileon
Replied by krileon on topic Custom HTML Field Layout Options
Custom HTML fields actually have a special substitution to cover the layout cases. $reason determines location, which can be list, register, edit, profile, and search. You can substitute it in with [reason]. You can also use IF substitutions to condition content to show at a specific location. Example as follows.

[cb:if reason="edit"]Display on profile edit only.[/cb:if]

I've added a feature ticket to clarify usage of [reason] for Custom HTML fields description as it isn't mentioned anywhere.

forge.joomlapolis.com/issues/7092


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2 years 8 months ago #303148 by bascherz
Replied by bascherz on topic Custom HTML Field Layout Options
Cool. Thanks!

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