Extra/Custom fields in DJ-Classifieds

Extra/Custom fields in DJ-Classifieds

The DJ-Classifieds component allows assigning additional fields to the advert details from a certain category.

Settings

To create a custom field, click on the Extra Fields button from the Control Panel, then click New from the top right toolbar, and you will be directed to the page:



Short description:

  • Label – enter the label of the field
  • Name – enter the name of the field.
  • Tooltip description – enter the description of the field.
  • Use in – choose where to use the field - user profile, contact section in ad or item description.
  • Field group - the field can be part of one of the defined field groups.
  • Type – select type of the field
  • Default value – default value of the field
  • Default value profile field - select profile field you want to use
  • Show value on click - yes/no.
  • Field parameters – add additional parameters to the field.
  • Published – the status of the field
  • CSS class - a class attribute of the field's div wrapper for styling purposes
  • Attributes - additional HTML attributes of the field.
  • All categories - set the field to be assigned to all categories.
  • Categories assignment - select one or more categories.
  • Assign to subcategories - also assigned to the subcategories of the chosen categories.

Search options:

  • In search – choose if the field should appear as a search attribute in the search module.
Buy now options:
  1. Product option - display in the BuyNow advert's form
Conditional fields:
  1. Trigger field - select the custom field that will cause this field to show up
  2. Trigger value - specify the value/values of the trigger field that will cause this field to show up


In the right panel, there is a "Viewing access" parameter where you can select who can see the field of the frontend. Just set the "Viewing access" level for the field, and this field will be visible on the frontend only for users with this access level. Great if you want to show the fields only for registered users or users with a specified Access level.

Please note that when you're using the fields within Profile, you can also select the option "Use in registration" - this way users will see this field when registering (in the registration form). Combining the mentioned feature with "Viewing Access" you can let users fill the field that will later be visible only for the administrator (for example if you as an Administrator want to gather some information from the user that will not be later visible for other users browsing the profiles). 
Each custom field that is assigned to a Fields Group gets the CSS class that can be used for styling.

See the example: 


In this case. Two fields: Year and Millage were assigned to the "Important fields" group. 
As you can see in the console both of these fields got a new class: group_Important-fields.

Custom fields types

Selecting a given field type from the list results in new settings relevant to the selected field type.  
Let's take a look at the detailed overview of all available field types:

Inputbox

The Input Box field is used for many types of content. It is also the field type used for numbers.  


You can define the "Input type" by choosing one type from the list:

You can choose from text, number, email, tel, URL, date, DateTime-local, month, time, week, password, and color.
You can also enable Joomla! Form validation for numbers if needed.

Textarea

The Textarea is very straight-forward. It's a single-row field for entering text.

Select list

Define the list of options to choose from. Enter field's values in add/edit form separated by a semicolon (;) 

Radio

The Radio field is similar to Checkbox, except it uses radio buttons, and you can only make a single choice. Enter field's values in add/edit form separated by a semicolon (;) 

Checkbox

The Checkboxes field allows users to choose from predefined choices (defined values). Enter field's values in add/edit form separated by a semicolon (;) 

Date

Enter the format date based on the PHP date function. 'Y-m-d' by default.

Date from-to

Enter the format date (from-to) based on the PHP date function. 'Y-m-d' by default.

Set the link in the empty text field.

Image

The image field allows users to upload an image according to the settings (requirements) defined in the backend.  The image thumbnail dimensions (width/height), max image size, CSS class, and attributes can be specified during the custom field creation. 


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