[opencms-dev] Re: need help on News Module

Stephan Hartmann hartmann at waehrisch-feykes.de
Mon May 26 12:22:33 CEST 2003


Hi Rene,

attached is an adapted demo from the old version. You have to import it via 
database administration. Call the newsOverview.html from the module's doc 
directory. This will show a list of the entries from Channel2. Clicking on 
the title will show the single news entry.

Bye,
Stephan


Am Freitag, 23. Mai 2003 22:21 schrieben Sie:
> Greetings,
>
> The docs in the zip file I got are terrible(a simple working example would
> be handy). I've been wrestling with this module for two full work days now.
> I've gotten to the point where I've written a couple of beans that are
> called from jsp pages which will make the calls in the database to extract
> the files to display them.
>
> I've designed a site which uses one master Template(in jsptemplate) I want
> to setup the news so it only shows on the main site page(using a
> conditional on the jsptemplate) with just the headlines. The headlines will
> be links to the actual story. simple.
>
> Does anyone have a good working example that those of us who are having
> trouble can look at? or should I continue and delevopment of this hack
> using jsp pages(I will continue with the hack anyways but would like to get
> the news piece out of the way)?
>
> Right now, I can display the list of news items correctly(in the
> mastertemplate) and display the single news items(but without
> mastertemplate LnF) using the beans. Still have figure out the linking
> business with the VFS. Then it would be putting an
> <cms:include>../pages/newsTemplate.jsp<cms:inlcude> in your master
> template.
>
> Bean methods:
>
> getList() -- retrieves all regardless of channel
> getList(int i) -- retrieves all by specified channel
> getNews(int i) -- retrieves specific news item
>
>
> Anything else I'm missing let me know I'll try to add.
>
> From the experience that I've had this past week with opencms, I'm glad
> opencms is moving forward with jsptemplates. BTW the JSP Tutorial is very
> helpful.
>
> Rene
>
> cd /pub
> more beer|mouth
> rm -fr worries
>
> >>> david.seikel at icemedia.com.au 05/22/03 07:47PM >>>
>
> lk liukun wrote:
> > now when i browse the NewsTest.html it displays:
> > News Test
> > [news]Element not defined.
> >
> > Then i check the NewsStandard template in
> > "system\modules\com.opencms.modules.homepage.news\templates" :
>
> <snip>
>
> > it seems "/content/empty" doesn't exists in my OpenCms.
>
> It looks like the person that converted news to 5.0 didn't convert that
> template.  /content/empty is the old way of refering to the default
> empty frame template.  If you had turned on path translation during your
> install of openCMS, then this would automatically get redirected to the
> new path.  Since this is the default empty template, it doesn't really
> matter which frame template you use.
>
> Have a look in
> /system/modules/com.opencms.modules.homepage.news/doc/index.html for
> instructions on how to setup news templates.  For my project I used the
> examples from the 4.6 version of the news module, which is supposed to
> be available in CVS.
>
>
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