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An other approach would be to create a new add-on, which sole purpose is to create reoccuring (repeatable) items!
Don't know if you're a developer in some way or have a different opinion, so far I hadn't got any input, so I'm open to each and every idea :)
You could treat it like the Static HTML field type:
Add it to the block, have a radio button select if is an opening or a closing tag, then add another one for the closing at the end. Every field type inside the opening and closing will now be a one repeatable element.
Not sure if this is possible with Block Designer, but it would be great if it was.
I will see what I can do about this! Thanks for thinking along so far, appreciate it :)
Just wondering if there is any movement on this feature? I love this package but I'd happily pay for a new package if you needed to build this functionality from scratch.
The repeatable content option in Concrete5 5.6's package titled 'Designer Content Pro' is perfect. Would be amazing if Block Designer or even a new package type could achieve the same outcomes.
Yes, it would be awesome to have the ability to mix repeating and non-repeating fields, but just the repeating would be insanely great. But repeatable fields alone are fantastic for giving a client a way to easily populate galleries, etc.
This dealer maphttp://www.northernlightpaddles.com/find-dealer/... at the bottom of the page there was made with DCP, the client can edit this block, click to add another dealer, and all he has to do is supply straight text, logo image, and lat/long coordinates that he can read off Google maps.
Thinking of it, I have not had a case yet where I would have actually needed single and repeatable fields, but if it were possible, who knows?
What would be best is to know if people would want to combine with non-repeatable or not. Because if all say no, probably best to make it a separate package. But then again, isn't the author of designer content pro already converting this?
I think combining would be the bomb, but not sure if anyone would use it at all.
This may or may not be the place to discuss such things, but what does it cost in time to develop such a package? Maybe we do a gofundme thing or something. Be a way to gauge demand perhaps. Or maybe we throw up an Elemental site and take that survey block and find out how many people would commit to a purchase, or let them sign a petition! Just a thought. : )
The last I asked Jordan about DCP, he had no immediate plans to work on 5.7 stuff. That's my recollection of his comment, not to put words in his mouth. Perhaps he will weigh in.
At any rate, thanks for Block Designer, that will get a lot of love on my foreseeable future sites anyway.
Or are you willing to have multiple repeatable blocks within a block type (will make the whole thing a bit more complicated of course)? I do think Designer Content Pro only has it repeatable once as well, right?
If you have suggestions to do stuff otherwise, do let me know. It's important that this functionality fits your requirements (and not just one mans requirements). As for funding, please let me know what you have in mind.
I will decide based on your comments. I need feedback before I can start and will start a thing like this. Hours have to be spent into the product and it has to be in a way you guys want it and will be using it. So input is important! :)
Let's say you want repeatable items (section 1). Those have:
You can click "Add entry" to add another of these. So you can enter title, URL ... again. Do you need, next to the above repeatble items, another section (section 2)? Let's say:
And you can click "Add this alternative entry". Does one really need multiple sections like this? So you can click "Add entry" for a new entry in section 1 and "Add this alternative entry" for a new entry in section 2?
The only application I can think of that would involve 2 types of repeatable items within the same block, is if the (section 2) items were embedded into a (section 1) item. So the (section 2) items are displayed as sub-repeatable times under a (section 1) repeatable item.
However, it would be nice to be able to have non-repeating fields above or below the repeating fields. Or else, if it is all mixable, you would need a way to group fields to repeat.
If we are making a gallery for instance, we might need title, image, caption and link as a group that repeats, but we might want to add non-repeating Title and Text fields to that gallery to appear above or below it.
As far as funding, I think you need to let us know what development would cost, and we setup a gofundme account or something, and contribute. Everyone who contributes a certain amount or more gets a license or five, and you sell it in the marketplace to others who come along later?
So in your terms: There should only be one group of repeatable fields. Before and after this group of repeatable fields there can just be non-repeatable fields.
In my opinion there is no need to be multiple groups of repeatable fields in a single block.
@DanHolley: With this solution mentioned in the reply to duncan, you are able to have the so called "settings panel" you described. ;)
As for development costs, first I have to know what needs to be developed. After that, I can make a raw estimate. So, first settle what's there to build before we actually start anything here hehe :)
Currently I'm doing some projects, so it's not that I can start this thing right away. What I would be interested in as well, would be what pricing you think is fair to pay in the end (per site/usage). I mean, it's not sure the funding will make it's total and if I won't do the funding, I need to have sales to get my development costs out of this.
Well, 33 not considering a cut to C5, I don't know how the marketplace works for sellers... So maybe u need to sell 50 copies or something.
As I said earlier it would be a default purchase for most if not all new sites. Bundle them.
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> On Jun 26, 2015, at 7:12 AM, concrete5 Community <[email protected]> wrote:
These repeating features is quite a desperately needed feature to take this package from an occasional use item to a must have for every installation.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Depending on how development goes, I can do more. If you guys say "I'm satisfied with only a couple basic ones for starters", I will do a release with these. I'm sure you understand I can't do EVERYTHING at once, and I want to have some input too.
Thanks for the update, looking forward to the release!
Perhaps I will make a video before the release, so everything is clear for you guys.
View the video here:http://youtu.be/A2sY1NUA3-E
Do let me know if you have comments/questions! I will be needing some feedback before releasing this.
Should File also be repeatable so we can create lists of downloads?
So this won't really be a separate package, we'll just choose whether to build a static block or a repeatable one?
Having the "Basics" plus the "Repeatables" in one block will be really nice.
Also, you can have multiple repeatables next to eachother. So you have "Circuits" (as in the video), but you can add another like "Social media" and add a "URL" field and "Textbox" (title) field. This then will be in another tab.
Only thing missing is repeatable items WITHIN repeatable items. That's just technically not going to work, so that won't be available. But as you guys stated, you didn't need it anyways so.. I'm just hoping you won't miss it either :)
I've worked my ass off for these 21 field types to be repeatable (instead of the 5/6/7 that we first discussed), so I assume everybody can work with this setup. So the 5 remaining ones will take some more days/weeks (although I guess I won't be converting the "Stacks" field type to be repeatable at all).
"Should File also be repeatable so we can create lists of downloads?"
The answer is yes, it should be - and will be. Currently in the process of converting this one too. The base version just couldn't have it all at once, it was way too much work (and as you guys didn't mention it for the base release, I didn't convert it to be repeatable yet).
If you want it earlier than the official release, you can always PM me.
The only comment I have is that it may be nice if the repeatable items were grouped together when creating a new block, instead of selecting from the "Repeatable for" dropdown. A few ideas would be to group the items into one big accordion that visually has a different background / border. Or, group them in tabs, similar to the front end block.
As far as coloring, I think I would have to play around with it first as there seems to be a few different variables that may make it weird. For example, since you can move the different fields around someone could theoretically have a repeatable field below another repeatable item, so they wouldn't be grouped together. Not sure how to handle that with colors...
Hope it's clear to you :)
To those who haven't bought it yet and are curious/willing to play with it, it's available for you guys too (after purchase of Block Designer Pro - https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/block-designer-pro)....
I've given this a try and it all works amazingly, except for the image block. I've found that adding a repeatable image option seems to break the resulting block.
I have this installed on XAMPP for testing, I added some non-repeatable options, then created a repeatable entry followed by a repeatable image, repeatable textbox and when I create the the block, try to add it to the page, it first does nothing (doesn't load the form), when I try again it loads the form but there are no inputs available.
If I do the same process but not add the repeatable image, it works perfectly.
Can anybody else confirm if they have experienced this? It may just be me doing something wrong.
Besides this little issue, this is the single best block available for Concrete5 and will be automatic purchase for every single project I undertake. As soon as I can get the image working properly, it will be a 5 star rating!
Great job Ramonleenders.
PS: This may not be a bug, it may be something I am doing wrong. I have added this here so as many people as possible can confirm if they are experiencing the same issue. This SHOULD NOT stop people from purchasing this block!
I will report back if I can narrow it down.
Apologies to author, this really is an AMAZING PACKAGE!!!
If you DO have an issue, you can always send me the config.json included within your created block type folder. This way I can create the block too by using the exact same values as you used. I should be having the same issues then (at least, that would make sense). I can then investigate and fix for this particular situation - if there's something to fix.
But I'm glad you're not having any issues anymore!
Thanks again, I'll provide some feedback once I get a chance to use this.
".. we have invested a great deal of time into this addon (I worked on it for over a year) for the purposes of selling it to other designers, developers, and agencies, so making it free is not an option we can afford.
We have found that when we build sites for clients, using Designer Content Pro saves us probably 4-8 hours per project, so our thinking was that $50 to save anywhere from $200- $1200 of billable hours (depending on what your rates are) is still a good deal."