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  1. alfredopacino
  2. F2C Front-end / menu settings
  3. Monday, 01 December 2014
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Hi, i noticed a lack of this awesome component: exactly what joomla does with the view "Category list".
I mean a table with a list of f2c articles: what's the difference compared to com_content? the f2c fiels as columns of the table..
It could be VERY helpful! There is already a way to do that?
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sorry the title is totally wrong, I mean "article list table" please a mod change that
  1. more than a month ago
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related question: what about a search module based of f2c fields?
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PLEASE: One question per TOPIC and always include your Joomla and F2C version! (as is asked when you created this post).

One more thing: this is not a question! "related question: what about a search module based of f2c fields?" What about what?! Ask in a separate post what you would like to know about F2C Search.

The answer to you original question.
Form2Content does NOTHING with the different menu views of com_content. F2C does not do the visualization and navigation of the created Joomla articles. In other words, Joomla does not know the difference between F2C created Joomla articles and articles created via the JAM.

F2C ONLY creates Joomla articles. It's up to you to build the navigation using the normal Joomla menu's and views (blog, list, table etc.).

We would need to rebuild com_content to be able to create F2C columns. That is not out intention. There is no override mechanism for this ... we do wish since we understand what you are asking.

Nice trick: You can make a category blog, single column make look like a table. The "table" in the example here is actually a blog. Each row is an article intro. The table header is in the category description.
https://www.aircrafttyres.com/products/otr-tire-fenders

Regards,
Patrick
Please read the F2C documentation before asking questions! Thank you if you've done so ;)
  1. more than a month ago
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maybe I explained badly my "idea".
I know joomla doesn't know the difference between its articles and f2c article, that's good :)
That's why I asked for a specific f2c view: a list of f2c articles with some chosen fields as columns, is that clear?
  1. more than a month ago
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Nice trick: You can make a category blog, single column make look like a table. The "table" in the example here is actually a blog. Each row is an article intro. The table header is in the category description.
https://www.aircrafttyres.com/products/otr-tire-fenders

Uhm i don't get how to get this..it's very interesting and that's almost what I want (there I'm not sure I can avoid the modal on click on title, I want to open the single article as joomla default behaviour)
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OK, this is actually all Joomla. The read more instead of popup is actually easier ;)

1) In the menu link to a category blog layout hide the display of titles and read more button (they show above and below article intro and are styled by your Joomla template)

2) Make the article intro look like a table row. This is done via the F2C Intro template. You need to do the styling youself, maybe just start with a box, 100% wide and a title with link in it.

3) Add the read more to part of you layout (or the whole row) by adding the F2C read more URL in a link ( {$JOOMLA_ARTICLE_LINK} or if you use our SEF plugin which is recommended {$JOOMLA_ARTICLE_LINK_SEF} )

4) Add the table headers in teh category description. Make sure the category description is shown.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Patrick
Please read the F2C documentation before asking questions! Thank you if you've done so ;)
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