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Forms (Capturing content)

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An individual form can be defined for each fragment type (“category”) by using the corresponding template. This form can then be used to maintain content in the FragmentCreator.

Example: form for fragments

In order to incorporate a fragment's content, the required input components must be defined in the form area of the relevant page template, e.g.,

<CMS_MODULE>

<CMS_INPUT_TEXT name="headline"useLanguages="no">
<LANGINFOS>
<LANGINFO lang="*" label="Headline"/>
<LANGINFO lang="DE" label="Überschrift"/>
</LANGINFOS>
</CMS_INPUT_TEXT>

<FS_MARKDOWN name="markdown" useLanguages="no">
<LANGINFOS>
<LANGINFO lang="*" label="Markdown"/>
</LANGINFOS>
</FS_MARKDOWN>

<FS_INDEX name="media" useLanguages="no">
<LANGINFOS>
<LANGINFO lang="*" label="Media"/>
</LANGINFOS>
<SOURCE name="FirstSpiritMediaAccess/Connector">
<PROJECT remote="media"/>
</SOURCE>
</FS_INDEX>

<FS_INDEX name="fragments" useLanguages="no">
<LANGINFOS>
<LANGINFO lang="*" label="Fragment selection"/>
</LANGINFOS>
<SOURCE name="FirstSpiritFragmentAccess/FSFAConnector">
<PROJECT remote="fragments"/>
</SOURCE>
</FS_INDEX>

</CMS_MODULE>

Supported input components

Input component

function

further information

CMS_INPUT_CHECKBOX

complex selection element:
any number of options can be selected

page Input components

CMS_INPUT_COMBOBOX

complex selection element:
only one option can be selected from a drop-down list

CMS_INPUT_DATE

input of date and / or time

CMS_INPUT_LIST

complex selection element:
any number of options can be selected from a drop-down list

CMS_INPUT_NUMBER

input of numerical values

CMS_INPUT_RADIOBUTTON

complex selection element:
only one option can be selected

CMS_INPUT_TEXT

simple, single row text inputs

CMS_INPUT_TEXTAREA

simple, multiline text inputs

CMS_INPUT_TOGGLE

switch between two preset values

FS_INDEX

selection / referencing of media
(module “FirstSpiritMediaAccess”)

page Accessing media

selection / referencing fragments
(module “FirstSpiritFragmentAccess”)

page Using fragments

FS_MARKDOWN
(not available in FirstSpirit SiteArchitect)

input of formatted texts

page FS_MARKDOWN configuration

FS_TAGGING
(not available in FirstSpirit SiteArchitect)

creating and editing tags

page FS_TAGGING configuration

   

For documentation on the specified input component in the general online documentation for FirstSpirit, see CHECKBOX (→FirstSpirit Online Documentation).

Non-supported input components

The following FirstSpirit default input components are not supported by CXT:

  • CMS_INPUT_DOM
    The FS_MARKDOWN component is recommended instead for entering formatted text (see FS_MARKDOWN configuration).
  • CMS_INPUT_DOMTABLE
  • CMS_INPUT_IMAGEMAP
  • CMS_INPUT_LINK
  • CMS_INPUT_PERMISSION
  • FS_BUTTON
  • FS_CATALOG:
    For creating lists with fragments, the FS_INDEX input component with a plug-in for selecting or referencing other fragments is recommended instead
    (“FirstSpiritFragmentAccess” see FragmentAccess).
  • FS_DATASET
  • FS_REFERENCE
    For selecting or referencing fragments and media, the FS_INDEX input component (single mode/1 element) with the corresponding plug-in is recommended instead.

Furthermore, the following design elements are not supported:

Restrictions

For restrictions regarding the use of input components, see page Restrictions.

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