Page list displaying pages by selected authors.1 user found helpful
The website does not allow memberships and therefore they will submit the reviews via email and administrators will then add them to the website.
I require a custom page list template or a means to add a page list that will allow me to select an author and show all their respective pages regardless of where the pages are located. The pages will be located under categories and not author names. This may also need a page attribute creating that allows me to create a new author or select from existing ones.
I don't know much PHP so any help would be massively appreciated.
Let me know if you need any changes
I just found this post and this is a great block man! Thanks for this. I've got a question: Can you modify it so that when added to the profile page it automatically pulls back the pages by that user who's profile your viewing (so you dont have to select a user)?
in the controller, where it says $this->uID that is what is used to filter the page list
This add on list pages by a certain user. This is a brilliant add on which I will no doubt use in the future but for now I'm needing a page list to display by Author. The author name and user name will be different. There will be 3 main users of the site who will be adding the content. The content will come from many different sources and passed to the site admin to place on the site. Each new piece of content will need to display who has written it which I then need to display in a page list all pages by an author and not a user. If you get what I mean.
See the link below - Its from the original site which I'm in the process of transforming. It should give you an idea of what I mean.
This show a review page which shows the author name - top left. This is just the person who has written the piece, not the person who has placed it on the site.
This is then added to a list on a contributors page which shows all the reviews that author / contributor has written.
I hope this all makes sense.
then use the attached addon (just overwrite the other one)
to edit how their name is displayed look in the view its near the top.
Will I need to create a new user for each new author?
Ideally I need to be able to add a name in a text attribute which I have created called "author_name", this will then be filled in when a new page is added. This then needs be selectable in the page list.
They need to be able to add the name of the author/review writer (ideally without having to create a new user for each first in a custom attribute when adding the new page. The author name needs to be selectable in a page list to display all pages by that author.
It would also be helpful to have the option to select from an author from a drop down list which will be populated by the author names.
I'll let you know how I get on!!! Thanks for all your help.
Any news on updates, or development? Or... another way of doing said task?