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Template Introduction

SEBLOD 1.x has a unique template engine in the world of Joomla. The template engine is based on the template engine of Joomla that is largely responsible for the success of commercial templates.

Template engine of SEBLOD 1.x inherits directly from Joomla template engine and so it integrate natively next update of Joomla template engine.

Templates of SEBLOD 1.x manage layouts of contents, forms and lists.

  • Automatic Content Template: displays automatically a content with the values of selected fields from the "Content" tab in content type edition
  • Automatic Form Template: displays automatically a form with the selected fields from the "Admin" or "Site" tab in content type edition
  • Automatic List Template: displays automatically a list filtered by fields selected (see Search Type Manager)
  • Custom Content Template: displays a content with the values of fields called in the template
  • Custom Form Template: displays a form with the fields called in the template
  • Custom List Template: displays a list of contents with the values of fields called in the template

Assign admin, site and content default template by editing the content type.

For beginning use only automatic template like "Default Form" template (for admin and/or site form) and "Default Content" template (to display content).

A major advantage of SEBLOD 1.x is the possibility for one content type to have various fields in the form for site side (front-end) and administration side (back-end), and to display the values of the fields you want in site side. For example, "Please accept the terms" field is only useful for front-end form, "Note of the administrator" field is only useful in back-end form...

Template Generator

Use the Template Generator on the bottom of content type list in SEBLOD 1.x administration. Check your content type. In the template generator, select "content" and click on Generate button.
Save the file on your computer.

Template Creation

Go to SEBLOD 1.x template manager and click on new button.

Write a title 1, select "content" template type and custom template mode 2.

"Install / Update" parameter must be on "From Package Upload" 3.

Select the template file downloaded on your computer with Upload Package parameter 4 (name parameter will be automatically filled, it's define during template generator and use in xml file).

Click on apply 5.

Template is installed 6. Edit the index.php file 7.
Change copyright with yours 8. Insert HTML, PHP, JAVASCRIPT code between your field 9.
Click on Apply and close the lightbox.

Assign a template to a content type

Go on content type manager, select the content type which correspond to this custom template, edit it and assign your custom template as default content template 10.
If you use some advanced field like FieldX, GroupX, image look how call the field in your template:

If you want to have a custom content template (index2.php) for introtext part which can be displayed on Joomla category blog view read this:

Call fields in your custom template

Call in custom content template any attribute of a field, the value of the field but label, description, maxlenght, style too... This list is not complete.

Attribute Description

General @$jSeblod->field_name->attribute
value return value of the field (most important attribute)
title return title of the field
label return label of the field
description return description of the field
html return html code of the transformed field *
* see html typography, example for a upload image field img src="/*value*" alt="*title*"

Core com_content $this->content->attribute
id return numeric identifier of the content
title return title of the content
alias return alias of the content (SEF)
state return published state (Published=1, Unpublished=0, Archived=1, Trashed=2)
sectionid return numeric identifier of content section
catid return numeric identifier of content category
created return creation date of the content
created_by return numeric identifier of the content author
created_by_alias return username (alias) of the content author
modified return modification date of the content
publish_up return begin publication date of the content
publish_down return end publication date of the content
access return numeric identifier of the content access level
metakey return meta keywords of the content
metadesc return meta description of the content
art_link return link to the content (SEF compatibility)
editart_link return link to the content edition

Special Core com_content $this->content->attribute, attributes available in com_content and some modules but not everywhere
section return section title of the content
category return category title of the content
author return author of the content
usertype return group of the content author
group return access level of the content (see access)
hits return hits of the content
rating return vote number of the content

User Core $this->user->attribute, if user is logged!
name return name of the user
username return username of the user
email return email of the user
usertype return group of the user
registerDate return registration date of the user

Upload Image @$jSeblod->field_name->attribute
value return path of the image (main)
thumb1 return path of the first thumb image
thumb2 return path of the second thumb image
thumb2 return path of the third thumb image

FieldX @$jSeblod->field_name[$i]->attribute
attributes of the repeated field @$jSeblod->field_name[$i]->value
for ( $i = 0, $n = count( @$jSeblod->fieldX_name ); $i < $n; $i++ ) {
echo @$jSeblod->fieldX_name[$i]->attribut;
}echo @$jSeblod->fieldX_name[0]->attribut;
echo @$jSeblod->fieldX_name[1]->attribut;Get link: @$jSeblod->fieldX_name[$i]['art_link']->value;
External Article @$jSeblod->field_name['name_of_a_external_article_field'] ->attribute
all attributes from all fields of the external article @$jSeblod->field_name['artist_title']->value

@$jSeblod->field_name['art_link']->value (generic link to article)
* 2 deep levels: if a current article called a first external article and this first external article called a second external article, you can get in the current article a field value of the second external article.

List File @$jSeblod->field_name->attribute
value return path of the file, all file paths if multiple format
download return link to download the file (supported format: zip, pdf, doc, xls, ppt, exe, gif, png, jpg, jpeg, mp3, wav, mpeg, mpe, mov, avi, flv, tiff, csv, txt, mp4, rar)
downloaded return the number of download, download counter

Group @$jSeblod->field_name[$i]['name_of_a_field_in_the_group'] ->attribute
attributes of the repeated group @$jSeblod->field_name[$i]['name_of_a_field_in_the_group']->value
if external article field in the group @$jSeblod->field_name[$i]['name_of_external_field_in_the_group']['field_name_from_external_article']->attribute
for ( $i = 0, $n = sizeof( @$jSeblod->field_name) - 1; $i < $n; $i++ ) {
echo @$jSeblod->field_name[$i]['name_of_a_field_in_the_group']->attribut;

echo @$jSeblod->field_name[0]['name_of_a_field_in_the_group']->attribut;
echo @$jSeblod->field_name[1]['name_of_a_field_in_the_group']->attribut;